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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Computer Science The standard algorithm for the compression of digital images.
  • n. Computer Science A digital image stored as a file so compressed: e-mailed me a JPEG of her house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Acronym of Joint Photographic Experts Group. (It is an image compression standard)
  • An image using the JFIF image file format, containing an image compressed using JPEG compression
  • An image file in the JFIF format.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A standardized format for storing graphic data in binary computer files, allowing over 16 million different colors. It allows for lossy compression, i. e. the compression of data into a form which re-expands into an image close, but not identical to the original image. Files stored in this format usually carry the extension jpg or jpeg. Compare GIF.

Etymologies

J(oint) P(hotographic) E(xperts) G(roup).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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