File Extension Library

.JBIG2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Joint Bi-level Image Group
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .JBIG2 file?

.JBIG2 file extension is created by Joint Bi-level Image Group. .JBIG2 has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .JBIG2 file is Binary.


Bitonal image saved in the Joint Bi-level Image Group 2 (JBIG2) format; store the image using black and white with 1 bit per pixel; may be lossy or lossless; enables greater compression than the CCITT Fax Group 4 algorithm; often used for scanned images and faxes; replaces the previous .JBIG specification.

The JBIG2 format separates regions of the image into text, halftone images, and generic regions. This enables the algorithm to optimize compression for distinct areas of the image.

NOTE: Images in the JBIG2 format also use the .JB2 file extension.

List of all softwares that can open the JBIG2
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
Orpalis PaperScan
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
Newera Graphics Converter Pro

How to Open .JBIG2 file on different platforms

Open .JBIG2 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .JBIG2
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .JBIG2 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .JBIG2 files" Press "Ok"

Open .JBIG2 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .JBIG2 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .JBIG2 File on Linux

Right click on the .JBIG2 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .JBIG2 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .JBIG2 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .JBIG2 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .JBIG2 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .JBIG2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .JBIG2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .JBIG2 file format
  2. You need to check the .JBIG2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)