JPEG to JP2 result in much bigger file size

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JPEG to JP2 result in much bigger file size

Post by cachila » 2019-03-20T07:37:51-07:00


I'm pretty new to ImageMagick and I'm building a service where anyone can upload a JPEG file and automatically convert it to a lossless JP2 in order to save a smaller file.

I'm using the default command posted at

command convert wizard.jpg -quality 0 wizard.jp2

but the result was a much larger jp2 file.

Is there any command or options to make this work as expected? supposedly JP2 files are much smaller than JPEG.

convert -version
Version: ImageMagick 7.0.8-21 Q16 x86_64 2018-12-28
Copyright: © 1999-2019 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: Cipher DPC HDRI Modules
Delegates (built-in): bzlib freetype jng jp2 jpeg lcms ltdl lzma png tiff webp xml zlib

Thanks in advance

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