How to Fix “JPEG File Format is not supported” Error

When I try to access my JPEG files on different image viewer application then it displays “JPEG File format is not supported”. Why am I facing such issues? Is my file damaged or corrupted? These JPEG images are extremely important for me and I don't want to lose them at any cost. Will you please help me to fix the error? How can I make my file accessible again? All the advise will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much for help in advance.

Everyone capture photos to refresh their memorable moments. Due to invent of digital camera and mobile phones, photography has become quite easier. After clicking the photos, when user attempt to view them on different picture viewer application then it displays an error message i.e. “JPEG File Format is not supported”. It is quite a common problem which is faced by millions of the users across the world. This alert may occur when you change the operating system such as Windows, Mac etc.

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What are the main causes of the JPEG error?

There are several factors which are responsible for the error message which occurs while opening the JPEG files. Some of the important points are mentioned below:-

  • Capturing the image with older version and trying to view on the latest version application.
  • Due to changing the operating system, browser as well as programs.
  • Removing the extension of the file accidentally.
  • Another cause for the error message is mismatched resolution of the image.
  • Damage or corruption of the JPEG files.

How to fix “The file format is not supported” manually?

If you are facing the error while accessing the photo then you can try to change the format or type of the file. After changing, you need to verify and retry to open the file. You can also change the picture viewer application. Additionally, you need to check if the picture has .jpg/.jpeg extension or not. If it doesn't have extension then create a copy of the file and append .jpeg extensions. These steps can help you to open your file and fix the error.

How to fix the error in automatic way?

If you are still getting the error while opening the JPEG files then you are suggested to make use of JPEG Recovery Software. It is a powerful application which is especially designed by the technical experts to repair the damaged or corrupted files. Additionally, this tool also carries ability to restore permanently deleted JPEG files in just few minutes. Apart from JPEG, this tool will also help you to recover photos of different formats also. This tool does not compromise with the quality of the recovered files and restore in original format. Moreover, it is compatible with different versions of Windows and Mac based system. It supports easy-to-use interface which can be handled by professionals as well as beginners. So, don't waste you time now, if you want to restore your lost JPEG files then download the software now.

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Jpeg recovery is one of the best solutions to recover deleted picture from jpeg files because of some special features which can not be ignored:-

  • Auto detect and handle the jpeg pictures encoded by digital camera
  • Recovers all picture in a folder and optionally picture in sub folder
  • Recovers all data including metadata
  • Easy to use and user friendly interface
  • No technical knowledge is required
  • Ensure proper recovery of picture via trial version
  • It can be used in all cameras

Features of Jpeg Recovery Software:-

  • Jpeg recovery software can recover the images from all types of file format like jpg, jpeg, doc, giff, excel, mp3, mp4, and dat etc.
  • Jpeg recovery software supports all types of digital camera and most of the jpeg optimizer is a program that compresses image files to the jpeg format with real time.
  • It supports Sony, Samsung, Kingston, Toshiba, Hitachi, and SanDisk etc. as brand supports and External HDD like SATA, ATA, SCSI, DEI, Hard Disk Drive, Memory card, Memory stick, SD card, multimedia card and micro drive as media support.
  • Jpeg recovery software is designed in such a way that it can recovers digital photo file from even those media which is defected and damaged, as well as the accidentally deleted picture from storage media.
  • Jpeg recovery software will easily works with all type of digital card reader and successfully recovers deleted, formatted and even lost digital photos on removal media.

Processor : Pentium Class or higher class processors

Operating System : Windows (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003) and Macintosh (Mac 10.4 x tiger, 10.3.9 Panther, and 10.5 x leopard)

Memory : At least 256MB of RAM(recommended)

Hard Disk : 30 MB of free disk space

There are few user guide steps for Windows operating system that will help in recovering all the damaged photos with ease:--

Step 1:-Install the software and Launch it. The first screen will appear on the screen. You need to click on "Recover Photo, Audio & video" option.




Step 1: Select the desired location or drive to recover the lost files.




Step 3:Choose the specific file format from the Advanced settings and click on Scan Now button to begin the scanning process.




Step 4: You can also choose specific region i.e. Starting and ending sector.




Step 5: The software will detect all the media files and you can see it during the scanning progress.




Step 6:A list of all the detected files will appear on the screen.




Step 7:You can also change the view of the file to see it clearly.




Step 8:Finally, click on Recover option after selecting the files.




Following User Guide for Mac will help you to recover the lost photos and videos in few steps:

Step 1:-Download and install the software. Now, you need to launch the application. From its first screen, you need to click on "Recover photo, Audio, & Video" button.




Step 2:Select the desired drive or location from where you want to restore the images and click on "Scan Now" option.




Step 3:You can see the scanning progress on the screen.




Step 4: It will show the list of files which can be recovered. You need to select your file and click on Recover option.




What You Can Photo Recovery

Graphics & Picture

JPG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR , WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, etc.

Supported Devices

  • Digital Camera

  • Memory Card

  • Computer Hard Drive

  • USB Disk

  • Removable Drive