jpeg JPEG is abbreviated as the Joint Photographics Experts Group. It is a file extension that uses irreversible compression technology which helps in reducing the data size for storing data easier and advocates the seamless handling and transmission of content. A JPEG most commonly aids in storing digital images via "lossy compression" and includes images rendered by means of digital photography. Lossy compression does not let users restore the image file to its original quality after compression, once sized down. Some loss of the data stored in the image file occurs during the compression process. In simpler terms, when an image gets compressed, there's a reduction in its quality, thereby losing some of the graphical/visual data information; data reduction generates lower file sizes.
jpg The .jpg filename extension refers to digital photography files or digital images that are associated with the JPEG file format specification. The joint photographic experts group, or JPEG for short, is a file format from the 'lossy image' class of image formats. Many devices including smartphones with inbuilt cameras and professional digital SLR cameras support the JPEG/Exif file format natively. Such support allow images captured on these devices to be stored directly into the jpg format without conversion. Efforts towards standardization of the JPEG format first begun in 1992 with ISO/IEC 10918-1:1994