HEIC Converter: How to Convert HEIC/HEIF to JPG/JPEG

HEIC Converter Last Updated: Dec. 5, 2017

All-in-one HEIC converter and transfer software or dedicated online HEIC converter? Both introduced below.

Photos always eat up a tremendous amount of our limited space of iPhone. But things improve significantly with the utilization of new High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF/HEIC) in iOS 11. By default, iOS 11 will use HEIC to save photos, thus saving users 50% on storage without sacrificing image quality. A big disadvantage, however, is that HEIC as a new image container format has not been supported by common devices and programs yet. For this reason, the demand for HEIC converter comes in.

"I have transferred some photos to PC from my iOS 11 - powered iPhone 7, but some of them come with .HEIC extension which isn't viewable on my Windows 10 computer and can't be edited through Photoshop. Is there a HEIC converter that can convert HEIC to JPG to fix incompatibility issue?"

Don't worry. There're various HEIC converters in the market to defeat this issue. In this article, we will introduce two popular HEIC converters and walk you through how to convert HEIC to JPG.

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The best HEIC converter. Preview, export, and convert HEIC photos.

  • - Convert HEIC to JPG without quality loss while exporting from iPhone iPad.
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No.1 HEIC Converter - WinX MediaTrans
-- Convert HEIC to JPG while exporting from iPhone iPad

WinX MediaTrans is designed to transfer photos, videos, music, e-books and more between iOS device and Windows computer. Following the native support for HEIC in iOS 11, it gets updated allowing users to convert HEIC to JPG while transferring photos from iDevice to PC or connected external device. And, users can export HEIC photos to PC directly without changing original format. Well, how to use this versatile HEIC converter to change image file format from HEIC to JPG?

Step 1. Download and install WinX MediaTrans on your computer. This clean program is compatible with Windows 10 and lower.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable, and then launch the HEIC converter. Next, click Photo Transfer.

Step 3. Then, you should see your iPhone photos displayed in Photo Transfer window. Preview is allowed. Now, simply select some or all photos, click the dropdown menu of Export, and choose Export HEIC to JPG. WinX MediaTrans will finish HEIC conversion and transfer work at one go on its own. Free trial version permits you to transfer and convert 30 HEIF photos to JPG per day.

Best HEIC converter to JPG

No.2 HEIC Converter - heictojpg website
- Convert HEIC to JPEG online

For someone who would like to convert HEIC photos already in computer, he or she can choose an online HEIC converter - heictojpg. This web-based service allows you to convert up to 50 HEIC photos at a time.

Pros:
• No software download required.
• Online HEIC to JPG converter isn't persnickety about computer operating system.

Cons:
• You need to transfer HEIC photos from iPhone to PC/Mac first.
• There're limitations on quantity of source files.
• Network connection is indispensible in the whole process.
• It requires for uploading HEIC photos to its server first, converting them to JPEG in cloud server and downloading them to computer, which may be related to privacy and safe issue.

HEIC converter online

Other useful tips:

1. Make iPhone iPad shoot JPEG photos: Settings -> Camera -> Formats -> Choose Most Compatible instead of High Efficiency. Please note that videos won't be captured in HEVC but H.264 after you select Most Compatible.

2. Enable built-in HEIC converter: Settings -> Photos -> check Automatic under TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC. That way HEIC photos and HEVC videos will be converted automatically to a compatible format when you import them from an attached iOS device to Photos, Image Capture, or a PC.

Wikipedia explanation:

High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF, often pronounced heef) is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12)...

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