.JFIF File Extension

JPEG File Interchange Format

The JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF) defines specifications for the container format that contains the image data encoded with the JPEG algorithm. A JFIF file consists of markers as defined in the ...

General Information

Title JFIF File Extension
Extension .jfif
Full Form JPEG File Interchange Format
File Type Raster Image File
Developer Joint Photographic Experts Group
MIME Type image/jpeg

File Function

Primary Function Store images
Additional Functions Exchange JPEG encoded files
Features JPEG compression, Device independence

File Characteristics

Quality Lossy compression
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Digital Photography Yes
Web Graphics Yes
Desktop Publishing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code injection
Best Practices File scanning, Secure sharing

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1991
Latest Version JPEG Standard (1994)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Photoshop Paid Windows, Mac
Microsoft Paint Free Windows
GIMP Free Windows, Mac, Linux