What is JPEG?

JPEG meaning in Digital terms is The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) standard specifies the most common compression method applied to black & white and color images. JPEG compressed images can be viewed in any Internet browser and in hundreds of software applications available for all operating systems. JPEG generally provides a 10:1 compression ratio with minimum visual degradation, but the actual degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing the user to balance image quality and file size images created for the Internet. JPEG/Exif is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary