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JPG file format description

Many people share .jpg files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .jpg file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .jpg files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.jpg - JPEG Bitmap Image

JPG file is a JPEG Bitmap Image. JPEG is the image format most used for storing and transmitting photographs on the World Wide Web.

.jpg file format description:
JPG format
Graphic files
0xff, 0xd8, 0xff / ÿØÿ
cmp, j, jff, jfi, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jtf
JPEG Bitmap Image related links:
Adobe PhotoShop
JPEG Bitmap Image related extensions:
Windows Icon
CompuServe Bitmap Image
GEM Metafile
Graphic Environment Document
FlashPix Image
Genuine Fractals Image FIF

Naturally, other applications may also use the .jpg file extension. Even harmful programs can create .jpg files. Be especially cautious with .jpg files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .jpg file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .jpg file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hpg, pjg, npg, kpg, jpt, jpn, jpf, jlg, ipg, upg, pg, mpg, jpv, jpr, jph

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

HP Graphic Language Document
PackJPG Compressed JPEG Image
IVC Video File
Sony Network Camera JPEG Video
iPod Game Package
JPEG 2000 Bitmap Image

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