JPEG

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

JPEG example.Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, JPEG is a color-image graphics compression format. 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