Open jpg file

jpg file icon Did your computer fail to open jpg file? We explain what jpg files are and recommend software that we know can open your jpg files.

What is jpg file?

Files with jpg file extension contain pictures, digital photos and other bitmap images. It is one of the most common image format used today.

jpg file description

The jpg file extension is associated with JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) file format. JPEG is a lossy image compression algorithm that significantly reduces the file size of the original image at the cost of quality. The higher the compression ratio the lower the quality of the .jpg file.

JPEG is based on a 24-bit color palette and supports 16.7 million colors. However it is a lossy compression format, which means that it drops information that is compressed out. Compression ratios may range from 10:1 to 20:1 and most graphic application programs (such as Adobe Photoshop) allow you to choose the compression rate.

The JPEG file format is best suited for digital photographs, where the typical compressional rate with very low quality loss is around 10:1.

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Software that will open jpg file

XnView MP

A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe's professional tools for RAW image management and post-production

Adobe Photoshop

One of the best bitmap graphic editing program

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac

Mac version of Adobe' professional digital photo editing tools

Adobe Photoshop for Mac

Mac version of popular digital image editor

Other jpg file extensions

jpg - CompactDRAW e-JPG graphic

Files with jpg suffix are also related CompactDRAW a graphics editing software. A jpg file stores e-JPG graphic data, similar to standard JPEG with different metadata.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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