The File Extensions Database

.JPEG File Extension

  • Developer by: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .JPEG file?

.JPEG is JPEG Image

A JPEG file is an image saved in a compressed graphic format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). It supports up to 24-bit color and is compressed using lossy compression, which may noticeably reduce the image quality if high amounts of compression are used. JPEG files are commonly used for storing digital photos and web graphics.

JPEG file open in Microsoft Windows Photos

A JPEG file also contains metadata that describes the contents of its file, such as the color space, color profile, and image dimension information. Image files saved in the JPEG format are more commonly appended with the .JPG extension than the JPEG extension.

If you come across a JPEG file on your computer you can open it with any program that supports images. There are a large amount of free and commercial image editors available for desktop and mobile platforms. You can also view it in a web browser by dragging and dropping it in the browser window.

Programs that open JPEG Image
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Nuance PaperPort 14
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
Any picture viewer
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Roxio Toast 17
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
Apple Safari
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Any picture viewer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Drive
Google Drive
Google Drive
Apple Photos

How to solve problems with JPEG files

  • Associate the JPEG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any JPEG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.JPEG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the JPEG file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .JPEG is JPEG Image. Because only the current version supports the latest JPEG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Joint Photographic Experts Group manufacturer website after an available .JPEG is JPEG Image update.
  • To make sure that your JPEG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.