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

There is one other file type using
the JPG file extension!

jpg file icon.jpg - CompactDRAW e-JPG graphic file

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Software that works with jpg file extension

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JPG file extension - JPEG bitmap image format

What is jpg file? How to open jpg files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

jpg file icon: jpg filetype icon

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.

MIME types:
image/jpeg
image/jpg
application/jpg
application/x-jpg

The default software associated to jpg file type:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is set of tools used to manage and post-product photo images. It is used for viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. It is support variety of picture image formats as well as camera RAWs. The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac  Apple Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom also comes in version for Mac OS X. The program is used for management and post-production of photo images in professional level. It can be used to view, edit and manage RAW digital photos. It is support most of the classic image formats as well as several camera RAWs.

The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

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Help how to open JPG files:

Almost every graphic editor or viewer is able to open *.jpg files.

How to convert file with extension JPG:

Almost every graphic editor is able to convert or export *.jpg files to some other bitmap image format.

Find conversions from jpg file:

jpg to ai

jpg to cdr

jpg to dst

jpg to dwg

jpg to emb

jpg to jef

jpg to mp4

Find converter to jpg file type:

cdr to jpg

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emz to jpg

pkpass to jpg

pmd to jpg

rem to jpg

skp to jpg

File identification strings:

HEX code: FF D8 FF E0 00 10 4A 46 49 46
ASCII code: ÿØÿà..JF IF.

List of software applications associated to the .jpg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open jpg file, edit jpg file, convert jpg file, view jpg file, play jpg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the jpg files.

  • Open jpg file
  • Save jpg file
  • Edit jpg file
  • View jpg file
  • Convert jpg file
  • Create jpg file
  • Import jpg file
  • Export jpg file
  • Print jpg file

Software that open jpg file - JPEG bitmap image format

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