HEIC to JPEG Converter provides an effective, easy, and secure process of converting HEIC images to common images formats like JPEG, PNG, and BMP. If you are new to the app, review the Quick Start Guide to learn the essential features.
In this section, you will learn the tips, tricks, and guides for maximizing the benefits of the app.
Image or photo saved in the .HEIC file extension are generated according to the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). It is first introduced to the market by Apple’s iOS devices since 2017.
HEIF belongs to the family of HEVC or H.265, a video and image compression algorithm known for its high efficiency and superb quality. In average, an HEIF image only requires half of the file size of a matching JPEG file that bears the same quality.
Furthermore, HEIF goes beyond just saving image file size because it offers more advanced features like the 16-bit color and image transparency, while JPEG provides 8-bit in color depth without transparency.
By default, your iPhone or iPad takes photos in HEIC format. You probably never notice the difference because when you share photos via email or instant messaging apps, iOS automatically convert them into JPEG.
The one caveat of using HEIC format is its lack of compatibility on Windows devices, especially on Windows PC. As of today, you can’t go around without paying for the HEVC codec in order to view the format natively on Windows. As the codec is still under patent protection, any solution that claims it can do it for absolutely free is highly questionable.
By default, Windows doesn’t have the capability of rendering or displaying HEIC images. To view HEIC images in Windows, you need to install the HEVC add-on through the Windows Photo app:
After you have installed the code, relaunch Windows Photo app and you should be able to view HEIC photos from both the app as well as previewing them from Windows Explorer.
The HEIC to JPEG Converter app makes it easy to convert your HEIC photos to JPEG, PNG, and BMP files:
For whatever reason that you still prefer using JPEG over HEIC on your iPhone, you can turn this feature off by following these steps:
This makes your iPhone to save photos in JPEG format.
Transfer or import photos from iPhone or iPad to your PC requires both iTunes and an app like Windows Photo. iTunes provides the device drivers that enables Windows file system to access files from iOS devices:
Now your PC can read files and photos stored on your iOS devices. To import photos from your device, we recommend using the Windows Photo app. Follow this guide to learn the details.