Do you want to convert pictures from HEIC format to JPG or PNG? Want to convert HEIC pictures to JPG or PNG offline? In this guide, we will share five ways to easily convert HEIC to JPG or PNG in Windows 10/8/7 for free.
As you likely know, new iPhones and iPads now take pictures in the new HEIF (High-Efficiency Image Format) format and save images with HEIC extension. The benefit of using HEIF/HEIC over JPG is that the new media format takes about 50% less space than the legacy JPG.
If you have a bunch of pictures on your PC with HEIC extension, you might want to convert them to the popular JPG or PNG format so that all your applications support it. Following are the six ways to quickly convert HEIC to JPG or PNG in Windows 10/8/7.
NOTE: We recommend you save pictures in HEIC image format on your PC to save disk space (HEIC takes about half the size of legacy JPG without compromising on quality). If you are unable to view HEIC pictures on your Windows PC, refer to our how to open and view HEIC pictures in Windows 7 and Windows 8 guide. Windows 10 version 1803 and later versions support HEIC out of the box.
iMazing HEIC Converter
HEIC Converter from iMazing is a free software designed to enable you to convert HEIC images to JPG or PNG formats. Simply drag and drop HEIC files or folders containing HEIC images to batch convert HEIC to JPG or PNG.
HEIC Converter Free
Another free program out there to convert HEIC pictures to JEPG or PNG. You can select the quality of pictures while converting them. There is an option to preserve or remove the Exif data. Like iMazing HEIC Converter, it also supports batch resizing.
HEIC Image Converter Tool
HEIC Image Converter Tool is a free app available to download from Windows Store to enable you convert HEIC images to JPG, PNG and JPEG formats. The tool has no limitations as such, unlike some other tools mentioned in this article.
Install HEIC Image Converter Tool (Windows 10 Store link)
CopyTrans HEIC for Windows
CopyTrans HEIC is yet another free program available to convert HEIC to JPEG images. The program was developed to help Windows users to view HEIC images on Windows 7 and Windows 8 as these versions of Windows do not support HEIC out of the box. In addition to the core feature, it supports converting HEIC to JPG (not PNG).
Select HEIC image(s), right-click and then click Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans option to convert HEIC picture(s) to JPEG immediately. Converted pictures are saved in the same location.
Use the built-in converter in iOS
Did you know that there is an option in iOS to automatically convert HEIC images to JPG while transferring them to your PC? On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Photos, and select Automatic option under Transfer to Mac or PC to automatically convert HEIC pictures to JPG while transferring them to your PC via USB.
Send HEIC from iPhone to Windows PC via email
If you need to transfer a few HEIC pictures from iPhone to Windows PC, you can transfer them via email (as an attachment) to automatically convert them to JPG.
How do you convert HEIC pictures to JPG or PNG?