JPG File Type

- The quick facts

What are JPG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JPG 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 JPG file?

A .JPG file is a JPEG Image file.

The .jpg file extension is used on compressed image files. The JPG/JPEG format is widely used for photographs and Internet graphics.

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

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

How to open JPG files

We have identified 8 JPG openers that are compatible with this specific type of JPG file.

Programs that open JPEG Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
Paint.NETPaint.NETVerified
ImageMagickImageMagickVerified
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopVerified
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeVerified
FirefoxFirefoxVerified
OperaOperaVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Corel PHOTO-PAINTCorel PHOTO-PAINTUser submitted
Nero Kwik MediaNero Kwik MediaUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Microsoft Photo EditorMicrosoft Photo EditorUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted