- Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG represents a compressed image
file. The JPEG compression algorithm allows a compromise between final
file size and the amount of information which is lost in the compression
process. (JPEG is therefore a lossy compressed file.) Be aware that if a
JPEG file is opened and re-saved then yet more ... be lost.
A JPEG file is normally denoted with either a ".jpeg" or
".jpg" file extension. See also JFIF, JPG.
For more information see:
- www.jpeg.org - the official site of the Joint Photographic Experts Group.