[FWTools] gdal_translate and JasPer?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Apr 10 11:50:40 EDT 2008

Jeff Ruby wrote:
> Hi,
> Does gdal_translate support writing JP2000 files with Jasper?  The gdal 
> documentation says creation with JasPer is supported, but I cannot get 
> it to work using gdal_translate from the FWTools shell.  JP2ECW is not 
> an option as my images are over 500MB.  If Jasper is not supported are 
> there any other options?


FWTools is not built with JasPer support (as far as I recall).  In any
event JasPer is inappropriate for large images.  If you are wanting to
compress large JPEG2000 images for commercial purposes it might be
most appropriate to arrange licensing of proprietary software.

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