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JFIF File Extension

JPEG Format Interchange Format

What is JFIF file?

Full format name of files that use JFIF extension is JPEG Format Interchange Format. JFIF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. JFIF file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 522 other filename extensions listed in our database. FastPictureViewer supports JFIF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 8 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support JFIF file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open JFIF files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with JFIF extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

How to open file with JFIF extension?

Problems with accessing JFIF may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with JFIF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the FastPictureViewer

Install software to open JFIF file Problems with opening and working with JFIF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with JFIF files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install FastPictureViewer or one to the listed programs: Web browser, Adobe Premiere Pro, Picture viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support JFIF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FastPictureViewer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update FastPictureViewer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension JFIFYou still cannot access JFIF files although FastPictureViewer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of FastPictureViewer installed, it may not support JFIF format. The most recent version of FastPictureViewer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign FastPictureViewer to JFIF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate JFIF files with latest version of FastPictureViewer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with JFIF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the JFIF file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where FastPictureViewer is installed, check the Always use this app to open JFIF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with JFIF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with JFIF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select FastPictureViewer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with JFIF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the JFIF for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper JFIF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check JFIF file for viruses
1. Verify that the JFIF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the JFIF file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the JFIF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. JFIF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the JFIF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with JFIF extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle FastPictureViewer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with JFIF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with JPEG Format Interchange Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle JFIF files.

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