Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
“Joint Photographic Experts Group”
Joint Photographic Experts Group
In computing, a .jpeg (pronounced jay-peg) is a commonly used standard method of lossy data compression for photographic images. The file format which employs this compression is commonly called .jpg; the most common file extensions for this format are .jpeg, .jfif, .jpg, or .jpe although .jpg is the most common on all platforms.
JPEG itself specifies only how an image is transformed into a stream of bytes, but not how those bytes are encapsulated in any particular storage medium. A further standard, created by the Independent JPEG Group, called .jfif, specifies how to produce a file suitable for computer storage and transmission (such as over the Internet) from a JPEG stream. In common usage, when one speaks of a "JPEG file" one generally means a .jfif file, or sometimes an Exif JPEG file. There are, however, other JPEG-based file formats, such as jng. .jpeg/.jfif is the most common format used for storing and transmitting photographs on the World Wide Web. It is not as well suited for line drawings and other textual or iconic graphics because its compression method performs badly on these types of images.
File Extensions: .jpeg, .jpg, .jfif, .jpe, .jif, .jiff
See Also: (GIF) Graphics Interchange Format, (PNG) Portable Network Graphics, (TIFF) Tagged Image File Format