Thursday, December 07, 2006

Viewing JPEG2000 Images in Linux

While the installation is not automated, there is a JPEG2000 Linux Browser Plugin. It should work in any Mozilla-based browser running on 32-bit Intel. This would include at least Netscape, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Firefox and Flock.

I went to the downloads page and picked binary release. From there I selected the npjp2_linux_glibc2.1_jasper_pthread link. This downloads a zip file. When you unpack it, it contains a LICENSE file and a file.

Copy to your ~/.mozilla/plugins directory. Close all tabs and windows in your browser, then restart it.

At this point, you should be able to view JP2000 files in the browser. The same site that provides the plugin has a test page. I was also able to use Firefox to view .JP2 files on my local drive.

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