JPEG 2000 Image Compression SDK Libraries

LEADTOOLS compression libraries for .NET (C#, VB, Core, Xamarin, UWP), C, C++, iOS, macOS, Linux, Java, and web developers fully supports the JPEG 2000 International Standard. This wavelet-based image compression is a fast and flexible solution. LEAD is committed to support all future parts as released by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. Therefore, LEADTOOLS JPEG 2000 support will continue to grow as the JPEG 2000 standard grows.

Versatile and robust JPEG 2000 Image Compression Libraries

JPEG 2000 Libraries

The LEADTOOLS compression libraries supports lossy and lossless compression and decompression of grayscale, extended grayscale, and color JPEG 2000 codestreams in JP2, JPX, J2K, TIFF, and more file formats and memory. Additionally, lossy images rotated, flipped, and reversed without re-encoding the data. The alpha channel of 32-bit images can be compressed separately from the image data as either lossy or lossless, and you can control the active bits of the alpha channel to improve compression. Designed to store multiple resolutions in the same file, JPEG 2000 compression provides an efficient means to store image data that needs to be rendered to devices with vastly different screen sizes or mediums. Additionally, error checking and robustness allows the transmission of JPEG 2000 encoded files over a noisy medium. If an error occurs in the decoding, an image still will be displayed.

The LEADTOOLS compression libraries fully support JPEG 2000 Part 2 (JPX) file format features, including:

  • Save list of images such as 3D volumetric encoded slices
  • Opacity channels
  • All standard metadata boxes such as XML, digital signature, and intellectual property
  • Append and extract additional images or frames
  • Append and extract metadata boxes
  • Full control of codestreams, frames, and metadata
  • Read and write GML data
  • Animation support
Control display effects during decompression

Progressive Decompression

LEADTOOLS JPEG 2000 libraries support progression order to control the display effect during a progressive decompression. The available progression orders are:

Quality Axis
The image starts blurred and the sharpness increases as more image data is received.
Resolution Axis
The image is loaded as a smaller version and the physical pixel size increases as more image data is received.
Color Axis
The image is loaded one color plane at a time. The image starts loading as a grayscale image and the color will fill in as more image data is received.
Position Axis
The image is loaded as blocks. As more image data is received, more blocks are displayed.
Best compression formulas

Superior Compression Algorithms

LEADTOOLS is the premier choice to compress and decompress images. It supplies broad support for a host of industry-standard compression algorithms. LEADTOOLS also has advanced and proprietary compression techniques that result in smaller files with better quality. Because LEADTOOLS is the only toolkit that has these options, your product will have an edge to beat the competition.

JPEG 2000 Image Compression Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting — eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. This leaves you free to focus on other components of your application. Download the evaluation and start coding to get an idea of how much more streamlined your development will be using LEADTOOLS.

Cross platform libraries

JPEG 2000 Image Compression SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Projects that use LEADTOOLS JPEG 2000 Image Compression libraries can be deployed to web browsers, Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux devices.

JPEG 2000 Image Compression SDK libraries are available for

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JPEG 2000 Image Compression libraries for Windows, Linux, and macOS as well as all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Medical, Vector, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms.

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Online Demo Application that include JPEG 2000 Image Compression SDK Libraries


HTML5/JavaScript Viewer

Demonstrates the features of the LEADTOOLS HTML5/JavaScript image viewer. Features include:

  • Load an image from url
  • Rotate
  • Zoom
  • Flip horizontally and vertically