VintaSoft JPEG2000 .NET Plug-in

JPEG2000 codec to compress color and grayscale images in .NET, WPF and ASP.NET

JPEG 2000 is an image compression standard for color and grayscale images. It is suitable for both lossless and lossy compression. JPEG2000 compression compresses color and grayscale image more effectively than JPEG compression.

Now the JPEG2000 compression is very popular in PDF documents: most of scanners generate PDF documents with JPEG2000 images, many PDF editors use JPEG2000 compression decoder and encoder, all PDF compressors use JPEG2000 viewer and encoder. Also standalone JPEG2000 files are popular.

VintaSoft JPEG2000 .NET Plug-in is the add-on for VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK, which allows to decode and encode JPEG2000 images in .NET environment.

General features

  • VintaSoft PDF .NET Plug-in is necessary for decoding PDF image-resources
  • Decode JPEG2000 image stored in .jp2, .jpc, .j2k or .j2c code stream
  • Decode JPEG2000 image of the following JPEG2000 image formats:
    • Palette image with 4 and 8 bits per channel
    • Grayscale image with 4 and 8-16 bits per channel
    • RGB image with 8-16 bits per channel
    • RGBA image with 8-16 bits per channel
  • Decode the whole image or image tile
  • Progressive multithreaded image decoding with progress indication
  • Decode JPEG2000 image with lossy or lossless compression
  • VintaSoft PDF .NET Plug-in is necessary for encoding PDF image-resources
  • Encode JPEG2000 image as unwrapped or .jp2 code stream
  • Encode image to the following JPEG2000 image formats:
    • 8-bpp grayscale
    • 8-bpp palette
    • 24-bpp RGB
    • 32-bpp RGBA
  • Encode the whole image or image tile
  • Encode image tile without re-encoding the whole image
  • Multithreaded image encoding with progress indication
  • Encode image using lossless or lossy JPEG2000 compression
  • Specify the desired size of JPEG2000 file and encoder will create the file of desired size
  • Specify the desired compression ratio (0-100) for lossy compression
  • Manage the enhanced JPEG2000 compression parameters: tile size, quantity of wavelet (decomposition) levels, number of layers, progression order
  • Change image metadata (image resolution, color space, palette) in .jp2 code stream without re-encoding the whole code stream

Development and Deployment requirements

Development requirements:
  • Development environments: Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Studio Code, JetBrains Rider, .NET CLI
  • Programming languages: C#, VB.NET, any .NET compatible language
  • Development platform: .NET, WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET
Deployment requirements:
  • Windows (Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7; Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008) with .NET 8, .NET 7, .NET 6
  • Windows (Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP; Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008) with .NET Framework 4.8, 4.7, 4.6, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
  • Linux (Ubuntu 22/21/20/18/16; CentOS 8/7; Debian 11/10/9; Fedora 35/34/33/32/31/30/29; OpenSUSE 15; Redhate Enterprise Linux 8/7; Alpine 3) with .NET 8, .NET 7, .NET 6
  • macOS (macOS 12/11/10) with .NET 8, .NET 7, .NET 6

Free Evaluation Version

The evaluation version allows you to test the VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK with Plug-ins features for free during 30 days trial period and determine if the SDK functionality suits your needs in practice.
Also the evaluation version has some functional restrictions. You have to acquire a license if you want to use the SDK without evaluation restrictions.

Downloading the evaluation version of VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK enables you to try out all Plug-ins -
Annotation, PDF, Office, OCR, DICOM, JBIG2, JPEG2000, Document Cleanup, Forms Processing.

Download Evaluation Version

Demo applications

The SDK comes with demo applications for WPF, WinForms, console, ASP.NET Core (ASP.NET Core Web API + JavaScript + Bootstrap), ASP.NET Core with Angular (ASP.NET Core Web API + TypeScript + Bootstrap), ASP.NET MVC5 (ASP.NET Web API 2 + JavaScript + jQuery UI) and ASP.NET WebForms (ASP.NET HTTP handlers + JavaScript + jQuery UI), which are demonstrating the general SDK features. The demo applications simplify the process of SDK functionality evaluation allowing quickly determine whether it suits your specific requirements.

Each demo application comes as source code example written in C# or VB.NET for use in Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Studio Code, .NET CLI.

You have to download and install the SDK evaluation version to your computer if you want to run and test our demo applications.

Existing license holders can use the source code examples of demo applications as templates for their own applications.

On-line demo applications

If your goal is to develop an ASP.NET application and you want to make a quick review of the SDK functionality without installing it to your computer, you can do the test using our on-line web demo applications.


The SDK is delivered with detailed technical documentation file, which includes User Guide, .NET API Reference, Web API Reference (JavaScript, TypeScript and web services).
The documentation is designed for persons having at least basic knowledges and skills in programming of software applications.

The list of general release notes showing the SDK development history is available here: History

The documentation file for off-line use can be downloaded from below links:

Online doc for .NET    Online doc for WEB

The information about all available support resources can be found on our Support page.

The SDK has also a list of frequently asked questions and answers to them: F.A.Q. page.

VintaSoft products discussions in the Community Forums provide a convenient place for programmers to exchange information. Please search or post your technical questions there. VintaSoft's Customer Support Service monitors forums every workday.

Сontact us if you are unable to find necessary answer or solution in the presented support resources and technical documentation or if you want us to show you how VintaSoft products can help to fulfil your specific requirements.

Plug-in licensing

Purchase a license

Any Plug-in is the add-on for VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK and can be used only together with the VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK, i.e. the license for both the SDK and Plug-in is necessary if you want to use any Plug-in function in your application.

VintaSoft licensing is very flexible and allows the development of applications for both royalty free distribution and for deployment to a local server machine.

For using the VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK and Plug-ins in production is necessary to choose and acquire the right license for your application from a few offered types.

Developer licenses are intended for use by a named developer. Site licenses allow to use the SDK by a group of developers working at the same office.

The licenses for Desktop PCs allow to use the SDK in your applications and distribute them royalty free to any desktop computer.

The licenses for Servers allow to use the SDK in your applications and distribute them royalty free to servers.

Single Server license is issued for an invariable network configuration of dedicated server machine.

All you need to know about the VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK and Plug-ins licensing you can read in the License agreement.


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