Opening _JPG files

Did your computer fail to open a _JPG file? We explain what _JPG files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your _JPG files.

What is a _JPG file?

The _JPG file extension is normally seen in digital images that have been downloaded from the Internet through certain Web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. However, there are more user reports of these ._jpg files appearing when Internet Explorer is used for downloading digial photos and images from certain sources on the Web like the MobileMe website.These ._jpg files are derived from digital pictures and images in the standard JPG file format. This means these _JPG files contain digital image data that has been compressed using standard JPG specifications.To open these .jpg files, simply remove the from the name of the file, and use your computer's built-in photo viewer to view the image that's stored in the file. You may also use other standard image viewers. You can also use standard digital photo editing and image manipulation applications like Adobe Photoshop to open and edit the content of these JPG files. However, keep in mind that you must remove the from the file name of the digital image before opening these _JPG files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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