plural JPEGs
: a computer file format for the compression and storage of digital images
The file format commonly used for photos is the highly compressed JPEG format …Consumer Reports
also : an image stored in this format
… seems convenient until you unknowingly open a virus-laden executable program disguised as a JPEG. Scott McNealy

Example Sentences

Most of the pictures are JPEGs.

Word History


Joint Photographic Experts Group

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of JPEG was in 1988

Dictionary Entries Near JPEG

Cite this Entry

“JPEG.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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