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How Do I Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android


Jan 25, 2022 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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As photos take up most iPhone storage, Apple adopted HEIC format as iPhone photo storage format since iOS 11. Though several years have passed, HEIC photos still bring incompatibility issues on some platforms. This article helps with how to convert HEIC to JPG on different platforms and devices. 

Part 1. How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows

If you use a Windows PC and an iPhone, there may be a huge gap for you to cross when you want to edit your HEIC photos on PC. If your photo editor software can’t open a HEIC image, you need to convert it from HEIC to JPG, a more compatible image format. You can complete this HEIC to JPG conversion using online or desktop converters.

Method 1. Convert HEIC to JPG Using Windows Application

There are many third-party applications that can convert HEIC photos to JPG. Though you need to install them on your PC, converting HEIC photos to JPG with desktop applications is fast and stable. EaseUS MobiMover is one of the good HEIC converters on the market. It can convert single or multiple photos from HEIC to JPG. Find out how it works in the steps below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your PC and click "HEIC to JPG" on the navigation panel.

Open HEIC to JPG feature in EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Click "Browse" to select and add one or multiple HEIC photos from your PC. You can also drag and drop to import HEIC photos to EaseUS MobiMover here.

Add HEIC photos to EaseUS MobiMover from PC

Step 3. Click "Convert" or "Start All" to convert HEIC photos to JPG. After the HEIC to JPG conversion completes, you can click "View" button to check the converted JPG photo on your PC.

Click to start convert HEIC photos to JPG

EaseUS MobiMover is more than a HEIC to JPG converter. Know more about this iPhone data transfer software here.

Method 2.  Convert Photos from HEIC to JPG with Online HEIC Converter 

You can find countless online HEIC to JPG converters. While your photos will be uploaded to a server for processing with an online converter, thus it is necessary to select a reliable and secure online converter in case of any privacy leak. I have tried CloudConvert, which has a good Alexa rank and is ad-free. It allows you to convert 25 photos for free per day. See below for details.

Step 1. Open the site by clicking the link above.

Step 2. Click "Select Files" to add one or multiple HEIC photos.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to change the photo format. Then click "Download" to save the converted files to your PC.

CloudConvert - online HEIC to JPG converter

There are two shortcomings of the software. One is that you need to sign up to download the converted photos. The second is that the converted JPG photo is twice in size as the original HEIC photo. 

Part 2. How to Convert HEIC Photos to JPG on iPhone

The default photo format you take with iPhone is HEIC. If you want to get a JPG version on your iPhone, there are two solutions. One is to set JPEG as the default photo format, and the other is to convert a HEIC photo to JPG with the Files app. Below is a detailed tutorial for you.

Tip 1.  Set iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures

Step 1. Open Settings app on iPhone.

Step 2. Scroll down and find "Camera."

Step 3. Tap "Formats" and choose "Most Compatible," then photos captured by your iPhone will be saved in JPEG format.

Make iPhone camera shoot JPG photos

Tip 2. Convert HEIC Photos to JPG using Files App

Making your iPhone camera shoot HEIC photos will save you iPhone storage. When you need to use a photo in JPG format, you can convert it with the Files app. The process is as below.

Step 1. Open the Photos app, select and copy HEIC Photos you want to convert by tapping the share icon and choosing "Copy Photo."

Step 2. Open the Files app. Tap the three-dot icon and choose "New Folder." Rename the folder and tap "Done" to complete.

Step 3. Tap to open the new folder, long-press on the blank space until you see the option "Paste", then tap it. Your HEIC photos will be saved in this folder in JPEG format.

Step 4. Move the converted photos to the Photos app. Tap the three-dot icon and choose "Select," tick the photos and click the share icon, tap "Save [number] Images" to save a copy to the Photos app.

Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac

Part 3.  How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac

Mac computer supports opening HEIC pictures since macOS High Sierra. However, if you want to open and edit a HEIC photo with other non-Apple applications, you may run into a stone wall. Under this circumstance, you'll need to convert HEIC photos. The native Preview app and Photos app give you a hand on this.  You can read this article on how to change HEIC to JPG on Mac for detailed solutions.

Convert HEIC to JPG use the Preview app on Mac

Part 4. How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Android

Now some new Android devices can also open a HEIC photo. However, if you downloaded a HEIC photo from the Internet and are not able to open it with your Android phone, there are some ways for you to convert the photo to JPG. You can install a HEIC to JPG converter app from Google Play Store. Also, the online converter we mentioned earlier works also on Android. For a third-party app, the app called Heic converter is recommended by most sites. 

HEIC converted app for Android

The Conclusion

Now you know how to convert HEIC to JPG on each platform, with at least one solution. No matter which device and platform you are using, you can always change HEIC to JPG and then edit the converted photos as you like.

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