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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.
If you are using a Windows PC and an iPhone, there is a huge gap for you to cross. If you want to edit a HEIC image with your PC further, your photo editor software may not open HEIC directly. You need to convert this HEIC photo to JPG, which is well supported on almost all platforms. You can use online and desktop tools to convert HEIC to JPG.
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. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and go to "Backup Manager" > "Back up" in EaseUS MobiMover.
Step 2. Check the content you need to backup and tap "Select" to change the iPhone backup location to the external hard drive. Then click "One-Click Backup".
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.
EaseUS MobiMover is more than a HEIC to JPG converter. Know more about this iPhone data transfer software here.
There are countless online HEIC to JPG converters. As your photos will be uploaded to their server for processing, choosing one reliable and safe online converter is necessary. I have tried CloudConverter, 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.
The JPG photo exported from CloudConverter is twice in size as the original HEIC photo. This is also one reason I recommend it.
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 for you. 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 are detailed tutorials for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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