A standardized format for storing graphic data in binary computer files, allowing over 16 million different colors. It allows for lossy compression, i. e. the compression of data into a form which re-expands into an image close, but not identical to the original image. Files stored in this format usually carry the extension jpg or jpeg. Compare GIF.
JPEG is the acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group - the group which creating the JPEG image format. Also know as the jpg format. The main advantage of JPEG over GIF is its high compression rates. A photo can be converted to the JPEG format and published on the Internet at small file sizes, thus saving bandwidth and loading times of web pages. Back to up