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The JPEG file format is a lossy compressed file format developed in particular for digital photography. The format is not particularly well-suited for line drawings and text of the type normally associated with statistical plots as the compression algorithm creates noticable artefacts. It is, however, great for saving image data, e.g. heightmaps etc. Thus, for standard plots, it would be better to use [agg_png()], but for plots that includes a high degree of raster image rendering this device will result in smaller plots with very little quality degradation.


  filename = "Rplot%03d.jpeg",
  width = 480,
  height = 480,
  units = "px",
  pointsize = 12,
  background = "white",
  res = 72,
  scaling = 1,
  snap_rect = TRUE,
  quality = 75,
  smoothing = FALSE,
  method = "slow",



The name of the file. Follows the same semantics as the file naming in [grDevices::png()], meaning that you can provide a [sprintf()] compliant string format to name multiple plots (such as the default value)

width, height

The dimensions of the device


The unit `width` and `height` is measured in, in either pixels (`'px'`), inches (`'in'`), millimeters (`'mm'`), or centimeter (`'cm'`).


The default pointsize of the device in pt. This will in general not have any effect on grid graphics (including ggplot2) as text size is always set explicitly there.


The background colour of the device


The resolution of the device. This setting will govern how device dimensions given in inches, centimeters, or millimeters will be converted to pixels. Further, it will be used to scale text sizes and linewidths


A scaling factor to apply to the rendered line width and text size. Useful for getting the right dimensions at the resolution that you need. If e.g. you need to render a plot at 4000x3000 pixels for it to fit into a layout, but you find that the result appears to small, you can increase the `scaling` argument to make everything appear bigger at the same resolution.


Should axis-aligned rectangles drawn with only fill snap to the pixel grid. This will prevent anti-aliasing artifacts when two rectangles are touching at their border.


An integer between `0` and `100` defining the quality/size tradeoff. Setting this to `100` will result in no compression.


A smoothing factor to apply before compression, from `0` (no smoothing) to `100` (full smoothing). Can also by `FALSE` (no smoothing) or `TRUE` (full smoothing).


The compression algorithm to use. Either `'slow'`, `'fast'`, or `'float'`. Default is `'slow'` which works best for most cases. `'fast'` should only be used when quality is below `97` as it may result in worse performance at high quality settings. `'float'` is a legacy options that calculate the compression using floating point precission instead of with integers. It offers no quality benefit and is often much slower.


Same as `background` for compatibility with old graphic device APIs


Smoothing is only applied if ragg has been compiled against a jpeg library that supports smoothing.


file <- tempfile(fileext = '.jpeg')
agg_jpeg(file, quality = 50)
plot(sin, -pi, 2*pi)
#> agg_png 
#>       2