The File Extensions Database


.JPG File Extension

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

What is an .JPG file?

.JPG is JPEG Image

A JPG file is an image saved in a compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). It is commonly used for storing digital photos and used by most digital cameras to save images. JPG files are among the most common image files along with .PNG, .TIF, and .GIF.

JPG file open in Microsoft Windows Photos

If you come across a JPG 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.

Many images and graphics online are saved in the JPEG format because the JPEG compression algorithm significantly reduces the file size of images, which decreases page load time. However, the lossy compression used by JPEG may noticeably reduce the image quality if high amounts of compression are used.

NOTE: JPEG images may also be saved as .JPEG files.

Programs that open JPEG Image
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Any web browser
Mac
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Any web browser
Linux
GIMP
Shotwell
iOS
Google Drive
Pixelmator 2
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Android
Apowersoft Phone Manager
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Adobe Photoshop Express
Web
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Apple Photos

How to solve problems with JPG files

  • Associate the JPG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any JPG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.JPG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the JPG 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 .JPG is JPEG Image. Because only the current version supports the latest JPG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Joint Photographic Experts Group manufacturer website after an available .JPG is JPEG Image update.
  • To make sure that your JPG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.