Open jpg file
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.
Software that will open jpg file
XnView MPA popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files
Adobe Photoshop LightroomAdobe's professional tools for RAW image management and post-production
Adobe PhotoshopOne of the best bitmap graphic editing program
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for MacMac version of Adobe' professional digital photo editing tools
Adobe Photoshop for MacMac 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.