Introduction to OpenJPEG

OpenJPEG is an open-source implementation of the JPEG-2000 standard. OpenJPEG fully respects the JPEG-2000 specifications and can compress/decompress lossless 16-bit images.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

OpenJPEG Dependencies


Little CMS-2.7, libpng-1.6.18, LibTIFF-4.0.5 and Doxygen-1.8.10 (to build the API documentation)

User Notes:

Installation of OpenJPEG

Install OpenJPEG by running the following commands:

autoreconf -f -i &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This prevents the static library from being built.


Installed Programs: image_to_j2k, j2k_dump and j2k_to_image
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/openjpeg-1.5 and /usr/share/doc/openjpeg-1.5

Short Descriptions


converts various image formats to the jpeg2000 format.


reads in a jpeg2000 image and dumps the contents to stdout.


converts jpeg2000 images to other image types.

Last updated on 2015-09-20 15:38:20 -0700