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 nine JPG openers that are compatible with this specific type of JPG file.
Programs that open JPEG Image files
Last updated: January 16, 2023
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.
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