Opening DJVU files

Have a problem opening a .DJVU file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what DJVU files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .DJVU file type?

Files with the .djvu file extension contain high-resolution compressed digital images. DjVu files are commonly used for storing scanned books, magazines, newspapers, documents, catalogs, etc. in electronic form and then sharing them on the Web. DjVu files take a minimum amount of space and therefore are quicker to upload and download.

Promoted as an alternative to PDF, the DjVU file format employs image layer separation and a three-tiered advanced compression technology to make resulting files smaller and more easily managed. The original image is first divided into mask, background, and foreground, and then each new image is compressed separately.

Due to their reduced size and high performance value, DjVu files have become a popular means of publishing digital content on various governmental, scientific, and academic websites all over the world. To open files containing the .djvu suffix, you can use DjVu viewers available for various Internet browsers, desktops, and even mobile devices.

Software to open or convert DJVU files

You can open DJVU files with the following programs:
IrfanView by Irfan Skiljan
WinDjView by Andrew Zhezherun

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