Instructions for creating JPEG2000 files using the Adobe Photoshop JPEG2000 plug-in

1. Launch Photoshop
2. Open the TIFF image you wish to compress into a JPEG2000.
3. Select ‘Save As…’ from the ‘File’ Menu
4. In the 'Format' box, change Format to JPEG2000 via the pulldown.
5. The default extension for JPEG2000 format in Photoshop is ‘.jpf’.
    You will have to manually change this to ‘.jp2’.


5. Click ‘Save’. This will bring up the JPEG2000 plug-in dialog window.
6. Confirm the following settings:

  • 'Include Metadata' should be checked.
  • 'Include Color Settings' should be checked
  • 'JP2 Compatible' should be checked and greyed out
  • 'Quality' should be set to the standard (25%).
  • 'Optimization' should be set to Growing Thumbnail
  • 'Download Rate' should be set to 56.6 Kbps

7. Now, click on the 'Advanced Options...' button to confirm these additional settings:

  • 'Compliance' should be set to General Device
  • 'Wavelet Filter' should be set to Float
  • 'Tile Size' should be set to 1024 x 1024
  • 'JPEG2000 XML' should be unchecked
  • 'XMP' should be unchecked unless data is being saved with the FileInfo feature of Photoshop
  • 'EXIF' should be checked
  • 'ICC Profile' should be checked.

8. Once all settings are confirmed, click 'OK' at the top of the JPEG2000 window to create the file.

NOTE: It is recommended that this process be automated by creating an Action and running a batch
against a folder or collection of folders, or by using an application which employs scripting.