.JGW File Extension

File Type:
JPEG World File

Having trouble opening .jgw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what jgw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open jgw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a JGW file?

Jgw file extension has JPEG World file type, developed by ESRI, which is associated with the "gis files" category.

Some GIS products use georeferenced files with this extension. They are saved in a plain text format and include coordinates for corresponding .JPG files. JGW files are needed for referencing the location on maps (aerial view). JPG files specify coordinates (X, Y) of the upper left pixel and the image scale per pixel. With this information, it is possible to reconstruct the actual geographic area captured in the image.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

jgw file icon
File Type:
JPEG World File
GIS Files

How to open JGW file?

Double click the jgw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .jgw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the jgw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the jgw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open JGW files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the jgw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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