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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.


Compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG); commonly used for storing digital photos since the format supports up to 24-bit color; therefore, most digital cameras save images as JPG files by default.

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.

Program(s) that open .JPG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Axel Rietschin FastPictureViewer
Any picture viewer
Any Web browser
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
Roxio Toast 14
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Any picture viewer
Any Web browser
Linux LogoLinux
Any Web browser
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
iOS LogoiOS
Google Drive
Pixelmator 2
Microsoft OneDrive
Android LogoAndroid
Apowersoft Phone Manager
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Updated 9/25/2015