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When we examine image files, we find JPG and JPEG extensions, but do we really know what they mean? Today we have studied these two concepts for you. ?

If you have tampered with the extensions of the images you downloaded to your computer, you have already found JPG files. When you look closely at the names of the visual files, you may have seen JPG and JPEG files and wondered the difference between them. In this article we will try to explain the difference between the two file extensions.

Generally speaking, there is not a big difference between JPG and JPEG files. There are even cases where these extensions are used interchangeably. Therefore, it is useful to examine the similarities between the two extensions before looking at the differences between them.

Similarities of JPG and JPEG extensions:

  • Both files are in raster format instead of vector format.
  • JPG stands for JPEG and Joint Photographic Experts Group.
  • Both types of files are commonly used in photographs.
  • Both apply a compression process where the result is a quality compromise.
  • At the end of the compression process, the files are small in size.

So what is the difference?

Previous versions of Windows could only support 3-character extensions. Although Macs and newer versions of Windows can open files with the .jpeg extension, computers using the older Windows operating system had to shorten the extension to .jpg Now, most image processing programs use the .jpg extension to avoid confusion.

In other words, the difference between the two file extensions is the number of letters. Today we can use the .jpeg file format. However, on older computers, they only allowed the .jpg format. ?

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