JPEG (or abbreviated as JPG, .jpg) is one of the most popular image formats. JPEG is a raster format, that is, an image is formed from individual pixels. The format has gained popularity thanks to a special compression technology, which allows reducing its size (space occupied on the disk). With this algorithm in the latest versions of the jpeg format, users can independently determine the degree of compression and so the quality of the image.
This format is popular both online and offline. The small size of the JPG file allows you to reduce the weight of web pages, their download speed and the use of resources.
However, not all tasks are suitable for JPEG. For example, if you are planning to work on editing graphics, the image quality may decrease in the process. To do this, it is preferable to first convert your JPEG file to a more responsive format, such as PNG.
File type: Image
File extension: .jpg, .jpeg
Developed by: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Initial release: September 18, 1992