JPEG File Type

- The quick facts

What are JPEG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JPEG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a JPEG file?

A .JPEG file is a JPEG bitmap file. The .jpeg file extension is used on compressed image files. The JPEG file format is widely used for photographs and Internet graphics.

JPEG files are interchangeably referred to as JPG or JPEG images. JPEG is an acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group, which is the committee that invented the file format.

Many photos and bitmap images are saved in .jpeg format in order to reduce the size of the files. JPEG is a lossy file format, which means that image quality is affected if you compress the image too much. In JPEG, the compression level is variable and usually a setting in the software producing the file.

JPEG files can be opened by a variety of programs as it is a very common file format.

How to open JPEG files

We have identified 2 JPEG openers for Windows that are compatible with this specific type of JPEG file.

Programs that open JPEG bitmap files

ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: January 20, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension JPEG

While we know of one file format using the .JPEG 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 .JPEG file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
Paint.NETPaint.NETUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Corel PHOTO-PAINTCorel PHOTO-PAINTUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JPEG-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 JPEG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!