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JPEG (ˈdʒeɪˌpɛɡ Pronunciation for JPEG



  1. (computing)
    1. a standard file format for compressing pictures by disposing of redundant pixels
    2. a picture held in this file format
    3. (as modifier)   ⇒ a JPEG image

Word Origin

C20: technique devised by the J( oint) P( hotographic) E( xperts) G( roup)

Example Sentences Including 'JPEG'

"If you use a 386/ 486/ Pentium machine to display your JPEG pictures, then you are at risk of catching the JPEG virus," the message read.
New Scientist (2004)
A guide through the maze of web jargon JPEG Joint Photographic Export Group.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Here's the problem at present: most digital cameras, especially at the amateur level, output their pictures in " JPEG " format.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Is there anyone out there that I can send the pic to as a JPEG file?
Other groups have helped formulate standard file formats for pictures ( JPEG ) and video (MPEG).
Misc (1999)
PDF to All sells a set of pricey PDF conversion tools, including several that will convert PDFs to other image formats, such as JPEG.
canada.com (2004)
We know him as the sender of our weekly corporate e-mails, which often come with huge JPEG attachments or inappropriate jokes.
Scarlett Thomas POPCO (2004)


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