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Ticket #259 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 2008-03-08T11:01:53-06:00

Last modified 2009-03-11T16:58:50-05:00

Add support for JPEG2000-compressed SVS files

Reported by: melissa Owned by: melissa
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: bio-formats Severity: non-issue
Keywords: Cc: alyx@…, julbluewave@…
Blocked By: Blocking:


Many SVS files are compressed using JPEG2000, which we do not currently support. Unfortunately, the JPEG2000 blocks in an SVS file use a color subsampling scheme not supported by JAI ImageIO or JJ2000 *the only two pure Java implementations of JPEG2000).

FreeImage ( is an open-source C++ project that appears to fully support JPEG2000, including the variant found in SVS files. At the moment, this looks like our best option, assuming we can find a relatively simple way of deploying it.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2008-03-19T13:59:40-05:00 by curtis

  • Milestone set to bio-formats-m2

comment:2 Changed 2008-04-18T14:27:18-05:00 by melissa

  • Priority changed from minor to major

comment:3 Changed 2008-05-05T13:32:54-05:00 by curtis

  • Cc alyx@… added

comment:4 Changed 2008-05-19T09:38:54-05:00 by melissa

  • Cc julbluewave@… added

comment:5 Changed 2008-07-25T16:49:42-05:00 by melissa

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Added JPEG-2000 support for SVS in r4258. JMagick must be installed in order for this to work - see for installation instructions.

comment:6 Changed 2009-03-11T16:58:50-05:00 by curtis

  • Milestone bio-formats-m2 deleted

Milestone bio-formats-m2 deleted