How to Edit Pictures in a JPG File

By Tammy Clevenger

To edit pictures in a JPEG (.JPG) file, a graphics editor is required. High-end graphics editors include the Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks applications. However, a small, lightweight graphics editor is shipped with all Microsoft Windows operating systems. Microsoft Paint is the graphics editor included with the Accessories program group in Windows. With Paint, the user may edit pictures in a JPG file and save the edited file, or save the file as a different graphic file type.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button and then click the "All Programs" link.

Step 2

Click the "Accessories" folder to expand the program group.

Step 3

Click the link labeled "Paint." Microsoft Paint will launch.

Step 4

Click the "File" option from the top menu bar and select "Open." A file navigation dialog box will open.

Step 5

Navigate to and click on the JPG file to edit. The JPG file will open in Paint.

Step 6

Make edits to the pictures in the JPG file using the drawing, text, cropping and other tools in Paint.

Step 7

Click the "File" option from the top navigation bar and select "Save" to save the JPG file with changes.