JPG File Extension

JPG file icon
JPEG Image
  • Developer
    Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Popularity
    3.8 (34 votes)

What is JPG file?

Files with the JPG extension are compressed raster image files stored in JPEG format (Joint Photographic Experts Group). JPG extension is used interchangeably with JPEG. JPEG is a lossy compression method, which means that during storing a file, some part of information is permanently lost. KPEG standard was first that offered users possibility to control level of compression, and thus – level of data loss.

Since its introduction, JPEG format is evolving in terms of compression abilities and lowering data loss levels. The most popular coding standards are JFIF or JPEG 2000, with the latter offering the lowest data loses during the process. Currently it is used for image compression in the digital Cinema.

Advantages of JPEG format

The biggest advantage of JPG files is their low size, which makes them perfect for sending and storing in different types of devices. Files of most of the present digital cameras are stored in this format. JPEG format is currently most popular image file format in the Internet.

What to use to open it?

JPG files are supported almost by any image previewing program, internet browser or professional software for processing any types of graphic files.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the JPG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the JPG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the JPG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the JPG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the JPG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the JPG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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