JPEG File - opening and understanding

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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension JPEG for different purposes. We have identified 1 JPEG opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of JPEG file.

Programs that open these files

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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!
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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 viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
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
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!