JPG is a format used to store various images, pictures, and photographs. JPG or JPEG is the most popular format for storing bitmap images on modern devices and on the Internet. This format was developed in 1987 by a group of joint photography experts. The JPG format uses lossy compression so that files do not take up much space on the memory of a computer or smartphone. Such compression uses a special algorithm that allows you to keep the image quality at a high level. The JPG format is supported by all modern browsers and graphic editors, but it also has drawbacks, for example, the inability to make a transparent background or image animation.
File type: Image
File extension: .jpg
Developed by: Joint Photographic Experts Group
Initial release: September 18, 1992