JPG file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .JPG file extension.

JPEG Image File
Extension Added: October, 25th 2010
Last Updated: July, 12th 2013

Category:Raster Image Files
Popularity: (Very common)
Compressed image file format developed by the 'Joint Photographic Experts Group' (JPEG) in 1992. The .JPG file is one the most common image formats in use today and is often used to store digital photos and images.

The format itself supports various levels of compression, resulting in a smaller file sizes, however greater compression reduces the quality of the image, because of this loss of data during compression, the format is 'lossy' so repeated editing of the image should be avoided as each edit will result in further reductions of image quality.