Joint Photographic Experts Group

An image file type (pronounced jay-peg) that was developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) in 1992. They are responsible for developing and maintaining the JPEG, JPEG 2000, JPEG XR, JPEG XT, JPEG XS, JPEG XL, and other related digital image standards. The standard used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital cameras, in which the degree of compression could be adjusted, allowing a tradeoff between storage size and image quality.

  • Abbreviation: JPG