How to convert HEIC to JPG

HEIC to JPG converter
HEIC to JPG converter


Back in 2017, Apple introduced a new image format HEIC in iOS 10. HEIC is the file extension of the High-Efficiency Image File Format. HEIC is an advanced image format that retains higher image quality while having a size less than JPG in most cases. For now, only iPhone captures images in HEIC format, it is only supported by Apple devices. The iOS and macOS natively support HEIC image format. If you want to use this image on other devices like Android or Windows, you will have to convert HEIC to JPG. If you are not sure how to convert HEIC to JPG, keep reading.

Convert HEIC to JPG

In this article, I will tell you different ways to convert HEIC to JPG on different platforms.

Convert HEIC to JPG using online tools


There are several online tools where you can upload images in bulk and download images in JPEG. Just upload the HEIC images on this tool and wait for a few seconds. It will convert images to JPG and then give you the download link.


This tool is managed by the popular JPEG compression tool JPEGmini. It is really fast and efficient. You also do not need to download anything. As the tool runs on the browser, you can use it on any desktop or mobile platform including Windows, Linux, and Android.

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Freeconvert: HEIC to JPG

Freeconvert also offers a good online HEIC to JPG converter tool. You just need to upload all HEIC photos and select the output images format. You can convert HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF, or any other depending on your choice. Then click on the Convert button to start conversion.

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Convert HEIC to JPG on macOS

Even if macOS natively supports HEIC image format, sometimes we need the JPG version of the image to use on some websites or software. If you want to convert HEIC to JPG, there is no need to download any tool. The Preview app or macOS can export HEIC to JPG quickly.

HEIC to JPG on macOS

Open the HEIC photo in the Preview app. Then click on File and select Export. Now select the JPG format in the format dropdown and then click on save.

Convert HEIC to JPG on Android

Convert HEIC to JPG on Android

If you are using Android, you can either use the browser-based tool or download the Luma app. Luma is a nice app to convert the HEIC file extension to JPG images without loss in image quality. The app works without the internet and lets you view and convert HEIC images. The app also supports batch conversion of .HEIC to JPG without any loss in quality and metadata.


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Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows

If you are on Windows PC, you can either use online tools or download dedicated software to convert HEIC to JPG. I have already told you about a good online tool to convert HEIC to JPG. If you want to download dedicated software, download HEIC to JPEG. It is a free app available on the Microsoft store.

HEIC to JPG on Windows

HEIC to JPEG converts HEIC to JPEG files quickly without any loss in image metadata. The tool works locally. It also supports dark mode.


Wrap Up

Now you know how to divert HEIC to JPG on different platforms. If you use Google Photos, Google Drive, or email to share HEIC photos, these platforms will automatically convert HEIC to JPG. To share photos from my iPhone to Windows laptop or Android, I use Google Photos. So, I don’t need to convert photos after the transfer. I use Airdrop to send photos from iPhone to MacBook and then Preview app to export photos to JPG.

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