JPGExtra App

JPGExtra (icon)

Optimize JPG files with no loss of image quality by cleanly removing “extras” (or “metadata”), those hidden bits of information that are typically embedded in files by digital cameras and image editing software. JPGExtra is probably still the world's smallest, fastest and most efficient app for JPG image optimization.

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Revealing the extras inside a typical JPG file Sample JPG File

To demonstrate what JPGExtra does and why it's needed, let's look inside a typical JPG file to see the types of “extras” (or “metadata”) and how JPGExtra can optimize such files by cleanly removing those extras.

Icon-sized JPG (icon) Sample Icon-sized JPG File

When an image is made smaller, many of the unseen “extras” within the resulting JPG file can still be just as large, constituting a greater percentage of waste. Typical icon-sized JPG files will benefit the most from optimization by JPGExtra.

Typical web page before and after JPG optimization Sample Web Page

Typical websites, particularly shopping and photo sites, contain many individual JPG files on each page. After optimizing those JPG files with JPGExtra, web pages go from “empty” to “full” much faster.

More details about the JPGExtra app JPGExtra Details

My app for optimizing JPG files is, in itself, an example of optimization. Don't be deceived by JPGExtra's dull, grey appearance because the app is tuned for efficiency and performance.

Download JPGExtra onto your computer – FREE! Get JPGExtra

JPGExtra is an incredibly tiny app, so it should only take a split-second to download onto your computer. Best of all, it's free!

Instructions for installing and using JPGExtra Using JPGExtra

I've tried to make JPGExtra fairly simple to use, but for the full picture, here's the A–B–C of installing and using the app and understanding the various features plus some tricks to improve your workflow.

Troubleshooting problems with JPGExtra Troubleshooting

JPGExtra will handle most problems, such as corrupt JPG files, disk errors and so forth. This page lists these common errors plus some of the less obvious problems and their solutions.

Testimonials from other JPGExtra users Testimonials

I've received a few unsolicited testimonials from satisfied JPGExtra users. I also present a case study from one website that I personally assisted, plus showcase countless optimized JPG files on my own “Ian's Shoelace Site”.

Technical info about hidden extras in JPG files JPG Technical Info

More in-depth technical information about the types of “extras” in JPG files and where they come from, plus some extraordinary examples that I've found during my research.