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A multi-platform open source C library for creating, reading and writing JPEG graphic files, with a very limited support for reading and writing GIF files as well. It was originally created in 1991 by a group known as the Independent JPEG Group as a reference implementation and library for the JPEG file format and is widely used and has been forked a numerous times in search for more compression or faster speeds.


  • Version 9b (2016-01-17) - EMX 0.9c build: (2016-07-02)
  • Version 9c (2018-01-14)



Open source software released under the BSD like Jpeglib Licence

Authors & publisher

  • Independent JPEG Group
  • Thomas G. Lane (Original author)
  • Guido Vollbeding (Original Maintainer)
  • Bob Friesenhahn (Current maintainer)
  • Lee Howard (Current maintainer)
  • Jonathan Ciesla (Current maintainer)
  • Frank Warmerdam (Current maintainer)
  • Mikuláš Patočka (OS/2 port)