How to Free Convert iPhone HEIC to JPG Windows 10/Mac

HEIC Photo Backup Last Updated: Dec. 29, 2017

"How can I convert a .heic format to .jpeg format in my iPhone? Is there any software or some trick that will work for this issue?"

Apple announced support for HEIC, a new image format, in its iOS 11. Along with that is the problem of HEIC incompatibility issues on various platforms, for example, you probably can't open HEIC files on Windows PC. It can be easily fixed by converting HEIC to JPG, which is widely supported and still dominant in the market, however with a helping hand of HEIC to JPG converter app/software, such as WinX MediaTrans.

Can't Open iPhone HEIC Photos on Windows PC?

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Helps convert and transfer iPhone photos HEIC/HEIF to JPG for viewing on Windows PC, Mac, Android, Dropbox and any other photos apps!

What Is HEIC?

HEIC, aka HEIF, the abbreviation of High Efficiency Image File Format, is an image file format developed by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group), defined in 2013, finalized in 2015 and then added by Apple into macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 in 2017. Such a newfangled technology catches on rapidly, for the enhancement itself and of course the adoption by Apple. But new things always bring new complications. For HEIC, the problem might be that you can't open or view HEIC/HEIF photos on all devices, which requires a conversion from HEIC to JPEG. Until the new tech is widely used, preparing yourself with HEIC converter would be a good way to go.

Review of HEIC/HEIF
Good: Your iPhone photos only take up half the space they used to, better still, in a sharper quality.
Bad: Time is needed for HEIC to be supported by all mainstream platforms, meaning you can't view HEIC/HEIF images on devices like Windows laptops, Macs running OS previous than High Sierra, Android phones, etc.

How to Free Convert HEIC to JPG?

Q - "I'm trying to convert .heic to .jpg. I use the official library on js. The problem is that I can decode a HEIC photo from the repository (callback returns an array of data), but I can't decode HEIC photos taken on the iPhone (In this case, the callback doesn't return anything at all). Has anyone tried to convert a heic photo that was made on an iPhone to jpg?"

Surely there are multiple ways to do the conversion of HEIC to JPG. Apple itself enables you to export HEIC images as JPG from iPhone under certain conditions. But to freely convert HEIC to JPEG files for showing on all other devices, a photo converter manage comes into play and WinX MediaTrans is recommended here as a good and efficient way.

Steps to Free Convert HEIC to JPG with WinX MediaTrans
WinX MediaTrans offers you two options when transferring HEIC photos. You can convert HEIC to JPG on Windows PC, Mac computer, Android mobiles or any other third-party photo apps. Surely you are also enabled to export and save HEIC just in HEIC for backup on Dropbox, Google Photo and other compatible device. Download WinX MediaTrans to have a try now.

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Step 1. Double click the downloaded .exe file, follow the setup wizard, finish the installation rapidly and open the HEIC converter.

Step 2. Then you should see a note of connecting iPhone with PC through USB cable and do as it suggests.

Step 3. All photos are displayed there. Select the pictures you want to convert one by one or by year/month/day, click the dropdown menu of "Export", and choose "Export HEIC to JPG".

Note that WinX MediaTrans allows free converting 30 HEIC to JPG every day. You can purchase a license to unlock the unlimited HEIC/HEIF photo managing.

Export HEIC Photos from iPhone to PC

Updated Information About HEIC Compatibility
1. Cloud services that support converting HEIC to JPG by default include Dropbox and Google Photo. It is said that Microsoft plans to add HEIC to JPG to OneDrive.
2. Photos app that can convert HEIC into JPG is Flickr.

Related External Source from Wiki:
[1]. HEIF - 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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