ImageMagick is missing JPEG2000 support (needs to be built with openjpeg)

Bug #1447968 reported by Stanislav Bocinec on 2015-04-24
This bug affects 25 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
imagemagick (Debian)
Fix Released
imagemagick (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ImageMagick had been always built with JPEG2000 support ("JPEG-2000 --with-jp2=yes yes"). Since Vivid Vervet's 8: version it's not more built with jp2 support thus it lost the support to work with JPEG2000 images ("JPEG-2000 --with-jp2=").

This is pretty annoying, as JPEG 2000 is pretty popular lossless format.

$ identify -version
Version: ImageMagick 6.8.9-9 Q16 x86_64 2015-01-06
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2014 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: DPC Modules OpenMP
Delegates: bzlib djvu fftw fontconfig freetype jbig jng jpeg lcms lqr ltdl lzma openexr pangocairo png tiff wmf x xml zlib

$ identify pic.jp2
identify: no decode delegate for this image format `JP2' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/501.

$ file pic.jp2
pic.jp2: JPEG 2000 Part 1 (JP2)

$ convert pic.jp2 pic.png
convert: no decode delegate for this image format `JP2' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/501.
convert: no images defined `pic.png' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3210.

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 15.04
Release: 15.04
Codename: vivid

$ uname -a
Linux ubo1504 3.19.0-15-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 16 23:32:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ dpkg -l |grep imagemagick
ii imagemagick 8: amd64 image manipulation programs -- binaries
ii imagemagick-6.q16 8: amd64 image manipulation programs -- quantum depth Q16
ii imagemagick-common 8: all image manipulation programs -- infrastructure

Thanks for fixing this.

tags: added: vivid
description: updated
Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → High
Changed in imagemagick (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
Changed in imagemagick (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: regression-release
Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
rew (r-e-wolff) wrote :

Also affects XENIAL.

I tried compiling from source: Resulting binary: no JP2 support.

Then I installed "libopenjp2-dev" and built again. Now I do have jp2 support.

So the problem is that the imagmagick upstream releas has switched to prefer libopenjp2 instead of libjasper, while the ubuntu build procedure lists libjasper-dev as a build requirement instead of libopenjp2.

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
tags: added: packaging
tags: added: xenial
Cory Albrecht (bytor) wrote :

Add me to the list for whom this is annoying. ImageMagick switch from libjasper to libopenjp2 two years ago, and the Debian upstream packages was fixed a year ago, so why is this not fixed on Ubuntu yet?

Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :

The reason this has not been fixed is because imagemagick is in main, so all of its build-deps must be in main. openjpeg2 is not in main so that needs to get put in main first.

There is a main inclusion request in bug 711061, so hopefully we can see this fixed in the future.

summary: - ImageMagick lost JPEG2000 support in Vivid Vervet
+ ImageMagick is missing JPEG2000 support (needs to be built with
+ openjpeg)
Sam Wilson ( wrote :

Is there a workaround that will get JP2 support working?

tags: added: bionic
tags: added: cosmic
Earle Lyons (earlev4) wrote :

Hi. Are there any updates to ImageMagick JP2 support? Thanks!

Stefan Horning (stefan-horning) wrote :

Looks like bug #711061 is still blocking it

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