Open JPG file

The most common choise: JPEG format bitmap picture

How to open JPEG format bitmap picture .jpg files

jpg file icon Have you had trouble opening the jpg file on your computer? What are jpg files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is jpg file?

Pictures, digital photos, and other bitmap images are contained in files with a jpg file extension. This image format is among the most commonly used in present times.

JPEG format bitmap picture description

JPEG (file with .jpg extension) is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography.

The term "JPEG" is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which created the standard. 

The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable trade-off between storage size and image quality. JPEG compression is used in a number of image file formats. JPEG is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices. JPEG is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images on the Internet.

Suggested software to 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

There are other JPG filename extensions with the same .jpg suffix

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 computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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