JHOVE2 is open source software for characterization of digital objects. Characterization captures the information about a digital object that describes that object’s significant technical properties. For example, for a digital image file, JHOVE2 can identify the precise file format, as well as the salient technical properties of the file, such as resolution, bit-depth, and color-space. Capturing this information supports digital preservation analysis and decision making.

TLA-team: JHOVE is an extensive library of software components that allow users to check the content of files. It supports many different file types and can be used for example to verify filetype specifications during repository ingest.