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See also: jpeg


Alternative forms[edit]


  • Joint Photographic Experts Group, the name of the committee that created the standard.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒeɪ.pɛɡ/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Acronym of Joint Photographic Experts Group.
  2. Image compression standard created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group.
    • JPEG is widely used on the Web.


JPEG (plural JPEGs)

  1. (computer graphics) An image using the JFIF image file format, containing an image compressed using JPEG compression
    • I'll send you some JPEGs tomorrow.


JPEG (third-person singular simple present JPEGs, present participle JPEGging or JPEGing, simple past and past participle JPEGged or JPEGed or JPEG'd)

  1. (computer graphics) To create or convert an image into a JPEG file.
  2. (computer graphics, by extension) To lossily compress an image file in such a way that much of the quality is removed.
    That image has been jpegged to hell.

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