.JPG File Extension
File TypeJPEG Image
|Developer||Joint Photographic Experts Group|
|Category||Raster 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 saved in 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.
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.