Convert your HEIC photos to JPG format

Convert your HEIC photos to JPG format

Apple has recently changed its default picture format from JPG and HEIC. Apple introduced this format to reduce the image size even while having a high-quality image. The HEIC format is not compatible with other devices and you may face difficulties while opening the image after transferring it to other devices especially Windows. 

Though you can convert HEIC format into a JPG file or even change the format in iPhone while taking pictures.  

Stop Taking Pictures in HEIC Format 

You can set your iPhone camera in such a way that it stops taking pictures in HEIC format. Follow The below Steps to do so:

  • Go to Camera settings
  • Under the Settings, Tap format 
  • Among the two formats, choose most Most Compatible

Camera screen in the Settings app of iOS 14Camera capture setting screen to choose to take pictures as HEIC or JPG

Share photos from iPhone in JPG format

You can share pictures in JPG format even while shooting them in HEIC format. Follow the below steps to share pictures to other devices in JPG:

  • Go to iPhone settings
  • Click photos 
  • Move to Transfer to Mac or PC section
  • Select Automatic

Settings app in iOS 14Photos screen in Settings app to choose to transfer pics as HEIC or JPG


Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac 

If you are facing difficulties while opening a HEIC photo on your Mac device, you can download certain apps to access the HEIC file. In case, the app does not support HEIC files then you can convert them into JPG format. 

Below are the apps that support HEIC files:

  • Preview 
  • Photos
  • iMovie

Some other apps like Adobe photoshop allow accessing HEIC files on Mac meanwhile Adobe Lightroom will help you import HEIC files in JPG format. 

Convert HEIC to JPG using Preview app

Allows conversion of HEIC file into JPG on Mac. Follow the below steps:

  • Open the HEIC photo in the Preview app
  • Click File and select Export 
  • In the Format drop-down menu, choose JPG
  • Save the file 

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Convert HEIC to JPG using the Photos app

Alternate application to convert HEIC file into JPG on Mac. Follow the below steps:

  • Import the HEIC photo in the Photos app
  • Click File and select Export>Export Photo 
  • In the Format drop-down menu, choose JPG
  • Click on Export Button  
  • Save the file on your desired location 

Export pictures as JPG using Photos app in macOS


HEIC to JPG on Windows 10 PC

HEIC photos can be accessed by using HEIC Image Extension app in your Windows 10. You can easily HEIC files in Windows 10 just like a normal JPG file. 

If you are using an older version of Windows such as Windows 8 or Windows 7, then follow the below step to convert the HEIC format in JPG:

  • Right Click on the HEIC file you want to convert
  • Click convert to JPEG with CopyTrans

How to Open HEIC Files on Windows (or Convert Them to JPEG)