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h2. Description
JPEG 2000 is not well supported by open-source decoders. The following open-source encoders/decoders exist:


h3. [JasPer|http://www.ece.uvic.ca/~frodo/jasper/]
JasPer is an "open-source initiative to provide a free software-based reference implementation of the codec specified in the JPEG-2000 Part-1 standard" (i.e. JP2). It was originally developed as an official JPEG 2000 reference implementation, which is part of the standard ([ISO/IEC 15444-5|http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=33877]). JasPer is written in _C_.

h3. [OpenJPEG|http://www.openjpeg.org/]
This library is an open-source JPEG 2000 codec written in the _C_ language.



h2. Risks
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h2. Assessment
N/A.

h2. Recommendations
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h2. References
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