How to Convert HEIC to JPG/PNG

"I just upgraded to iOS 11 for my iPhone X, but the new iPhone photo change to HEIC now. What is the HEIC format? Can I use the HEIC photo on my Windows? Anyone knows the trick about HEIC? Thanks!"

When you change to a new iPhone, you will find your image photo has been changed from PNG to HEIC.

What is worse, you find HEIC is not supported by Windows computer and rejected by your friends who are using iPhone.

How to open HEIC image files on Android or Windows computer?

Use HEIC to JPG/PNG converters to make the conversion.

This page shares the 5 simple ways to help you convert HEIC to JPG/PNG online, on Windows/Mac, and on smart phone via apps.

What you need to do is to keep reading and make the HEIC conversion.


Part 1. FAQ of HEIC

What are HEIC files?


HEIC is a new iPhone photo format on iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XR/XS/X running iOS 11 and later.

The new iPhone photo format uses HEIF standard, or High Efficiency Image Format. It is a more streamlined way to store image files with advanced compression method by saving more than 50% on storage when taking photos.

HEIC is much like a container for image and audio, which works particularly well with Live Photos. The advantage for the HEIC image over JPG is the compatibility with 16-bits deep color images, which comes as a blessed relief for photographers uses ugly banding of 8 bits previously.

Check more details about HEIC VS JPEG here.

Can I open HEIC on PC?

Actually no. Windows computer is lacking in the HEIC photo viewer to open it directly. You need to convert HEIC to Windows compatible JPG or PNG firstly for viewing, or use the specific HEIC reader to open the HEIC files on computer.

How to view HEIC on Mac?

Only macOS High Sierra and above can open HEIC photos directly. For other versions, you still cannot view HEIC on Mac directly.

Can I open HEIC on Android?

Android phone dies not support HEIC image files. The only way you can open HEIC file is to transfer HEIC to PNG/JPG.

Can I convert HEIC to JPG/PNG?


Actually, you can change the settings to set JPG/PNG as the default photo format by go to "Settings" on your iPhone > "Camera" > "Format" and choose "Most Compatible" to save photos you will take as PNG.


However, for those saved HEIC photos, you have to convert them to JPG/PNG for opening on Windows, Mac and Android phone.

Keep reading the next part to access the 5 ways to convert HEIC to JPG/PNG.

Part 2. 5 ways to convert HEIC to JPG/PNG

Solution 1: Convert HEIC to JPG with original quality on computer

The easiest way to convert HEIC to JPG/PNG is using Apeaksoft HEIC Converter.

HEIC Converter

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Convert HEIC to JPG/PNG in one click.

Keep Exif data of original HEIC photos.

Convert batch HEIC images to save your time.

Comatible with Windows and Mac freely

Follow the steps to convert photos with good quality in batch.

Step 1. Download and install HEIC Converter

Just download and install the latest version of Apeaksoft HEIC Converter from the official website first. And then follow the process to install the program on your PC or Mac. After that you can get HEIC images to the computer from iPhone X first.

Free HEIC Converter

Step 2. Add one or multiple HEIC photos in the program

Click "Add HEIC" button or simply drag and drop HEIC files into the program. If you need to change HEIC to JPG in batch, you can also select a whole folder for the HEIC images. Just take the screenshot as a reference for converting HEIC photos to JPG in batch.

Add Files

Step 3. Adjust the quality of the output HEIC images

Whether you need to change HEIC to JPG or HEIC to PNG, you can find the options in conversion settings. You can also adjust the Quality option to get a suitable quality for Windows, Mac or Android. Choose the destination as the Android device if you need to open HEIC on Android directly.


Step 4. Convert HEIC photo to high quality JPG

And now you can click the "Convert" button to turn HEIC to JPG now. It only takes a few seconds to get all the select HEIC images into JPG or other formats. Just click the "Open folder" option to check the images with any photo viewers in the original quality.

Solution 2: Convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone via OneDrive

The simplest method to convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone is using the Camera Settings. But what should you do if you have already taken photos in HEIC? As for the case, Microsoft OneDrive should be best HEIC converter for iPhone.

Step 1. Download Microsoft OneDrive for both devices. You can search for OneDrive on your iPhone X as well as Windows, Mac or Android Phone. Now you can launch the program on your devices.

Step 2. Go to "Settings" > "Advanced" and turn on the Upload Most Compatible feature on OneDrive. After that OneDrive will automatically upload HEIC to JPG to Windows 10 or other devices.

Step 3. When you click the "Photos and Video" option to get the HEIC photos, you can find the program automatically convert HEIC photos to JPG format. But the photos will be renamed after conversion.

Upload HEIC

Solution 3: Convert HEIC online

If you do not want to install extra programs to convert HEIC to JPG format, Apeaksoft Free Online Heic Converter might be a nice online solution for you. In the way, you can open HEIC on any device with Internet Connection.

Step 1. Send HEIC to Device. If you need to convert HEIC on PC /Mac /Android /iPhone, you should transfer HEIC files to PC, Mac or Android devices first.

Step 2. And then click the "+Add HEIC/HEIF File (s)" button to add the HEIC files to the online HEIC to JPG converter. It only allows you to add 10 HEIC photos at a time. It will convert to JPG files directly.

Step 3. After that you need to download converted photos to computer or other devices one by one. Just click "Download" and the output JPG file will be automatically saved to the default folder of your browser.


Solution 4: Transform HEIC to JPG via Email

Email should be another solution to transform HEIC to JPG. You can send the HEIC photos as attachment in your email, after that iPhone photo format will be converted to JPG automatically.

Step 1. Tap "Photos" from the home page of your iPhone, which you can choose the desired HEIC photos you want to share to Email.

Step 2. Choose the "Share" option, which you can find the "Mail" option that launches the Email on iPhone. If you have not set up an account, you can choose the Email server first.

Step 3. After that you can enter the email address, theme and other information to send the HEIC photos. Once upload the HEIC to email server, it will convert HEIC to JPG automatically.

By Emai, you are able to share attachments between Android and iPhone, like send videos from Android to iPhone, transfer msuci from iPhone to Android, etc.

However, you should note that email has the limitations to send large files, like photos, PDF files, videos, etc.

HEIC to JPG via Email

Solution 5: Convert HEIC to JPG on Dropbox

If you need to send multiple HEIC images to your friends, you can use Dropbox as the HEIC converter. Make sure you have the latest version of Dropbox, which will automatically change HEIC to JPG during uploading the files.

Step 1. Open Dropbox application on your iPhone, and then you can upload the HEIC photos to the program.

Step 2. Tap the "Gear" button on the upper right corner to choose "Camera Upload", make sure the feature is "On".

Step 3. Choose "Save HEIC Photos" as and choose "JPG" as the upload format. Now you can upload HEIC to Dropbox as JPG now.

Drop box is very useful to share data, like transfer photos from iPhone to computer, send videos from Android to Android, etc.

HEIC to Dropbox as JPG

You may need: How to Convert Google Photos from HEIC to JPG


Throughout the article, you can find all the related information about the latest iPhone photo format HEIC, and 5 ways to convert HEIC to JPG/PNG for opening on Windows, Mac and Android phone directly. You can convert HEIC online, share HEIC images via Dropbox/Email/OneDrive one by one, or use the easiest way to convert HHEIC with Apeasoft HEIC Converter. Get the easiest one to convert HEIC right now.

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