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I have been trying to make JP2 raster files with FWTools with limited success. FWTools will not allow for the creation of a JP2 file at a specific file size. However, I am able to make a JP2 with the same data within ArcMap. Is there a file size limit with FWTools? Does anyone know of any work arounds? I am looking to make larger sized GeoTiffs (100+ MB) into JP2 files.


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By FWTools do you mean gdal_translate? – Matthew Snape Aug 15 '12 at 15:36
Yes, exactly. When I use gdal_translate and try to convert raster files to JP2 I have limitations based in sizes of the output file. – Ryan Garnett Aug 16 '12 at 17:32
The ECW based driver does have a file size limit. Did it give you any error messages? – Matthew Snape Aug 16 '12 at 23:39
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I know that this response is 6 months late, but you could use the development build found here - or you could build your own. In order to accomplish what you are wanting to do without obtaining a third party encoding sdk, you will need the OpenJPEG library (v2) library -

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It is 6 months late, but still very valid. Thank you. – Ryan Garnett Feb 18 '13 at 21:56

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