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.JPG File Extension

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File TypeJPEG Image

DeveloperJoint Photographic Experts Group
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CategoryRaster Image Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a JPG file?

A JPG file is an image file that uses a compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). It is commonly used for storing digital photos and used by most digital cameras to save images. JPG files support up to 24-bit color.

More Information

JPEG is also a common format for publishing Web graphics since the JPEG compression algorithm significantly reduces the file size of images. However, the lossy compression used by JPEG may noticeably reduce the image quality if high amounts of compression are used.

For more information about JPG files, view the JPEG definition.

Programs that open JPG files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 4
Axel Rietschin FastPictureViewer
Any picture viewer
Any Web browser
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
Roxio Toast 15
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Any picture viewer
Any Web browser
Any Web browser
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Google Drive
Pixelmator 2
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Apowersoft Phone Manager
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Updated 7/14/2016

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