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.JPG File Extension

File TypeJPEG Image

DeveloperJoint Photographic Experts Group
Popularity
4.2 (545 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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 are among the most common image files along with .PNG, .TIF, and .GIF.

More Information

If you come across a JPG file on your computer you can open it with any program that supports images. There are a large amount of free and commercial image editors available for desktop and mobile platforms. You can also view it in a web browser by dragging and dropping it in the browser window.

Many images and graphics online are saved in the JPEG format because the JPEG compression algorithm significantly reduces the file size of images, which decreases page load time. However, the lossy compression used by JPEG may noticeably reduce the image quality if high amounts of compression are used.

NOTE: JPEG images may also be saved as .JPEG files.

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Programs that open JPG files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
Corel PaintShop Pro X9
ACD Systems ACDSee 20
Any picture viewer
Any web browser
Mac
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Any picture viewer
Any web browser
Linux
GIMP
Shotwell
Any web browser
Web
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
iOS
Google Drive
Pixelmator 2
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Android
Apowersoft Phone Manager
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Updated 3/3/2017

About the file extension jpg

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.jpg suffix is and how to open it.

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