Twitter Original-size JPEG Image
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What is a JPG_ORIG file?
Twitter is a social media service where users can post tweets that contain text, images, and videos. For images hosted on Twitter, the social site may automatically resize the images with a JSON entity size specification to best display an image to a user.
For example, when a Google Chrome user opens the original version of an image on Twitter in a new tab, the service appends the orig specification to the image's URL, creating a URL that ends in .jpg:orig. The URL may look something like this:
If the user downloads the image from this page, Chrome saves the file with the .jpg_orig extension, producing a JPG_ORIG file.
NOTE: Twitter changed how it specifies image sizes to prevent the creation of JPG_ORIG files. The current URL structure appears like this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FIYB3HRVQAMjdff?format=jpg&name=orig
How to open a JPG_ORIG file
However, some applications that support JPEG images may not recognize the .jpg_orig file extension and not open the image. To open the files with these applications, rename the file extensions to .jpg then open them as .JPG files.