_JPG File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a _JPG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open _JPG files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension _JPG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different _JPG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension _JPG

While we know of one file format using the ._JPG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of ._JPG file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of _JPG files. Remember, different programs may use _JPG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with _JPG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with _JPG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!