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How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac in 3 Ways

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Why Do You Need to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac

HEIC, namely High-Efficiency Image File Format, is a relatively new file format that is adopted by Apple since the release of iOS 11. Although being space-saving compared with JPG files that have the same quality, HEIC files are much less compatible like the mainstream file format - JPG, which is accepted by most of the devices and programs.

Since many devices and programs don't have native support for HECI, you will need to convert HEIC to JPG in many situations. Given the ways to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 10 have been detailed already, here I'd like to show you how to change HEIC to JPG on Mac. Both third-party tools and native apps on Mac will help.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac in Batch

Indeed, there are built-in apps on Mac that allow you to change HEIC to JPG on Mac. But there are also many convincing reasons why you are recommended to try the iPhone data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover to change HEIC to JPG on your Mac computer.

EaseUS MobiMover, besides being a HEIC to JPG converter, is also an iPhone data transfer tool, a video downloader, and a video to MP3 converter. Thus, with this tool installed on your Mac or PC, you can do many other things in addition to converting HEIC to JPG. For example, you will be able to:

If you prefer a more capable tool that will be helpful in many other situations, EaseUS MobiMover is a handy choice for you.

To convert HEIC to JPG with EaseUS MobiMover:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your Mac, go to "HEIC to JPG," and then click "Browse."

Open HEIC to JPG feature in EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Select the HEIC files you want to convert and click "Open."

Add HEIC photos to EaseUS MobiMover from PC

Step 3. Click "Convert" or "Start All" to start converting HEIC to JPG. After the file conversion completes, click the "View" button to check the converted JPG photos on your Mac.

Click to start convert HEIC photos to JPG

How to Change HEIC to JPG on Mac with Photos

The native tools that enable you to convert HEIC to JPG on Mac include the Photos app, which is commonly used to import photos from iPhone to Mac. The Photos app works to convert HEIC to JPG on Mac by exporting HEIC files from your photo library, during which you can select JPEG, the same as JPG, as the target format.

Here are the details:

Step 1. Open the Photos app and go to "Library" > "Photos."

Step 2. Select the HEIC files you want to convert.

Step 3. Click "File" > "Export" > "Export 1 Photo" or "Export [number] Photos."

Step 4. Select "JPEG" as the target format and click "Export."

Step 5. Select a folder to save the JPG files and click "Export."

Step 6. Go to the select folder to check the JPG files.

How to convert HEIC to JPG on Mac with Photos

How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac with Preview

Another native app on Mac that will help to convert HEIC to JPG is Preview. Although Preview is equally easy to change HEIC to JPG, it is not as convenient as Photos when you need to convert HEIC files in bulk. Therefore, if you are looking to convert multiple HEIC photos to JPEG, try one of the alternatives instead.

To convert HEIC to JPG on Mac with Preview:

Step 1. Open the Photo you'd like to convert with Preview.

Step 2. Click "File" > "Export."

Step 3. Choose "JPEG" in the Format section, select the storage path, and then click "Save."

Step 4. Go to the destination folder to check the JPG file.

How to change HEIC to JPG with Preview

The Bottom Line

Other than Photos and Preview, the default app on Mac - Automator is also a workable solution to convert HEIC to JPG. However, it is more difficult to use and thus is considered unnecessary to try it. By the way, if you are going to convert iPhone photos to JPG using your Mac, the easiest way for you is to import iPhone photos to Mac via Photos and then drag and drop these pictures from your photo library to the desktop. By doing so, the HEIC files will be converted to JPG automatically during the process.

With the JPG files you get, you can freely open them with most programs on various operating systems or use them in your project. Easy? Don't forget to share it with your friends if it helps.

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