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1. A standard algorithm for the compression of digital images.
2. A digital image stored as a file so compressed: a JPEG of a cat.
[J(oint) P(hotographic) E(xperts) G(roup).]
(Computer Science) computing
a. a standard file format for compressing pictures by disposing of redundant pixels
b. a picture held in this file format
c. (as modifier): a JPEG image.
[C20: technique devised by the J(oint) P(hotographic) E(xperts) G(roup)]
1. a set of standards and file format for compression of digital images.
2. a digital image compressed in this format.
[1990–95; J(oint) P(hotographic) E(xperts) Group)]
A high-compression format for graphics files used widely on the Internet.