Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

A collection of various file formats.Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, JPEG is a color-image graphics compression format and one of the most popular image types shown on the Internet and used with digital camera. The JPEG standard uses a lossy sacrificed to achieve greater compression. JPEG is also abbreviated as JPG in the file extension used with IBM compatible computers. In the image to the right, is an example of a JPEG image.

What opens a jpeg or .jpg file?

Every image editor, paint program, and image viewer is capable of opening and viewing a jpeg file. See the document below for a listing and examples of image editors that are capable of viewing and editing jpeg files.

BMP, GIF, Graphic, Lossy, Progressive JPEG, PNG, Raster, Video terms, Web design terms