Along with the publication of iOS 11, a new photo format - HEIC/HEIF turns up. This file format can be used for both individual images and image sequences shoot by your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Despite many advantages it has, it also brings some inconvenience. In a world dominated by JPG photos, share or view HEIC images can be a big problem. Thus, here we will introduce some of the best HEIC converters for you, which include both online ones and desktop ones, to help you convert your .heic files into more common format.
Part 1: HEIC Converter Online
There are some online services that allows you to convert HEIC files without downloading any programs, such as:
Easy to follow. Usually in simple steps, the conversion can be finished: choose .heic(s) from local drive -> select target format -> convert.
All of them are free. You don't need to pay any fees.
Besides JPG format, you can also export HEIC photos as PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and more formats. (applies for aconvert .com)
There are limitations to the amount of photos you can convert. Some only allows you to convert up to 20 photos.
The conversion speed might be a little slow, depending on the time required to process the request on the web server.
The image quality is likely to be decreased.
Some advertisements may annoy you.
Part 2: Desktop HEIC Converters
Compared with online services, desktop HEIC converters work more stable and fast. Here are the top ones:
In this post, we take Yolisoft HEIC Converter as example to show you how to convert HEIC photos:
Step 1: Download and launch this software on your computer. If your HEIC photos are stored on iPhone, please plug your iPhone to computer first.
Step 2: Select a conversion mode. If you have lots of photos to convert, click "Convert Photos in Batch".
Step 3: Add all the HEIC files into the software, and click the Convert button on the bottom right.
You can convert as many HEIC photos as you like.
The conversion speed is super fast, and all the photos will be maintained in the same quality.
You don't need to worry that your privacy will be leaked, as this is a standalone tool for you only.
Customizable output path.
Supported file extensions: iOS 11 images in .heif and .heic format
Supported OS: iOS 11 and newer
Supported Windows platform: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista