How to convert heic to jpg
Apple started using the HEIC image format with iOS 11. It’s preferred over the incumbent JPG because of its smaller file sizes, and it’s also made its way to the Mac. HEIC can cause problems for some apps. Here’s how to easily convert HEIC files to JPG.
We'll create a script that uses imagemagick to bulk convert HEIC files
You may have heard of HEIC (pronounced as “Heek”). If you haven’t, let me tell you that it stands for a high-efficiency image format designed to reduce the file storage by up to 50% without compromising on quality.
Image quality similar to a JPEG but at half the file size? Sounds too good to be true, right? Thanks to iOS 11’s adoption of the HEIF (.HEIC) image format, you can now store more photos on your iPhone and iPad than ever before. However, this also means that converting heic to jpg will come up as a frequent requirement.
iOS's HEIC image format is not natively supported in Windows. Here's how you can convert HEIC to popular image formats such as jpg/jpeg and png.
The HEIF or HEIC container format stores quality photos in smaller file sizes to save space, but not every program can open them yet without help.
You may occasionally need to convert an HEIC file to JPEG on the Mac, perhaps because someone sent you an iPhone picture in the HEIF / HEIC file format, for compatibility purposes, or for any other reason.
Now that you know how to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC, let's look at another important process: converting those photos to a more common format.
Windows: Here’s the problem: The HEIF image format, which Apple now uses in iOS 11 in the form of HEIC files, is a great alternative to JPEG. HEIC images eat up less space and support plenty of extra features, like depth maps and 16-bit color. Great. Wonderful.