The average computer may come across files on his computer with various file extensions. These are the three and four letters that come at the end of a file name. For example, something named myfile.pdf is something in PDF format. Users and a computer's operating system can identify the type of file by its extension. You may come across some that have the file extension DJVU. Here are three things that you should know about these types of files.

What Does DJVU Mean?

The file extension DJVU indicates that you have a DJVU file. It is an image which may be a photograph or some sort of document. The document could be digital or it could have been scanned. DJVU is a form of image compression technology that was developed by AT&T. It allows for the distribution of very clear, high-resolution images on the Internet. Images of all sorts can be placed online and will be of the highest quality.

Programs That Will Open These Files

There are a variety of programs that are able to open these types of images. For Windows, there is WinDjView, DjVuLibre DjView, ACD Systems Canvas 14, and ACD Systems ACDSee 15. For those using the Mac operating system, MacDjView will open these as will DjVuLibre DjView, and SST DjVuReader. Linux users can use DjVuLibre DjView and KDE Okular to open DJVU images.

What If They Will Not Open?

From time to time, you may come across a DJVU image that will not open. Sometimes it is because it is corrupted and will not open. No matter how many adjustments you make or what tricks you try, it will not open. In that case, the most likely problem is a corruption. When that happens, you will need to find a different version and download it.

Another common problem is not having the right version of the application to open the file. While it appears that you may be able to open it, it won't. In that case, you need to download any updates to make sure the version of your application is correct. If you have downloaded the latest version and it still does not work, you may have a different problem. The problem would be with your operating system. It may not know which program to use to open the DJVU file. The problem can be rectified rather easily. You will manually tell the computer which program to use.

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