File Type JPEG Image IconJPEG Image
File Format Standard (developed by Joint Photographic Experts Group)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon

24-bit compressed JPEG graphic format that is commonly used for Web graphics; best suited for photos or images that contain lots of colors; also used by most digital cameras for saving digital photos.

JPEG images use lossy compression, which means some image quality is lost when the compression is applied. The more compression is used, the less clear the image will appear.

JPEG files most often use the .JPG extension.

Open With

IconMicrosoft Windows Photos

IconMicrosoft Windows Photo Gallery

IconAdobe Photoshop


IconApple Preview

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

Updated 2007