: a computer file format for the compression and storage of usually high-quality photographic digital images
Examples of JPEG
- Most of the pictures are JPEGs.
Origin of JPEG
First Known Use: 1988
Rhymes with JPEG
, jake leg
, milk leg
, peg leg
JPEG noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Standard computer file format for storing graphic images in a compressed form for general use. JPEG images are compressed using a mathematical algorithm. A variety of encoding processes can be used, depending on whether the user's goal is the highest quality of image (lossless) or smallest file size (lossy). The JPEG and GIF formats are the most commonly used graphics formats on the Internet for lossy and lossless data compression, respectively.
Variants of JPEG
JPEG in full Joint Photographic Experts Group
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