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JPEG vs JPG files

By antonjou ·
What is the difference between JPEG and JPG files, and which one is the more "standard" file type to use?

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by TheChas In reply to JPEG vs JPG files

There is no "real" difference.

At some point, (Windows 98SE?) Windows was able to handle file extensions with more than 3 characters.

The change to JPEG was made to more correctly define the file format.

I stick with the 3 character JPG just so my files are compatible with ALL versions of Windows, and even DOS.

So, using the JPG file extension would be more "standard".


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by csmith In reply to JPEG vs JPG files

They are the same file format.
Mac, Linux, unix use the 4 letter extension.
Microsoft uses the three letter extension because of historical MS-DOS limits.
Regards, Chris

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