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What is the HEIC and JPG format? How to Convert HEIC to JPG: Step-by-Step Tutorial

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What Do You Mean By HEIC?

In abbreviation form, HEIC stands for High Efficiency Image Code, which is a variant or we can say a file format to save images. It was primarily found in iOS and was adopted by Apple in 2017, when iOS 11 was launched. Its greatest feature is that it requires less space than JPG files and saves pictures at a higher quality than JPG. But the only drawback is that this HEIC file is not compatible with all devices.  

What is JPG? 

JPG, or sometimes JPEG, stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, which is a file format that allows compression of images in the required format and quality. Its unique compression algorithm makes it more user-friendly and approachable.

How to Change HEIC to JPG File Format on iOS 

In iOS, there is a feature that your image will be saved in the HEIC format. But, there is no need to worry about how to change this and how to save photos in JPG format. It is very simple. There is no rocket science or algebra algorithm; you just need to follow the steps given below one by one to save photos in JPG format. 

  • Go to the settings of your app 
  • Search or look for the camera option
  • Visit the camera settings and there, click on the format option
  • Now just select the Most Compatible 
  • Now your photos will be saved in JPG file format.

Save Pictures in HEIC but Transfer Them to Your Computer as JPG 

There is an amazing option available on the iPhone through which you can save pictures in HEIC format on your phone and transfer them in JPG format to your computer. This is an automatic process, and you don’t need to change settings every time you transfer a file or photo. The HEIC-quality photo will be automatically converted into JPG while transferring. Want to know how to do it? Just change this setting: 

  • Visit the settings of your phone
  • Choose the “photos” option
  • There you will find a section named “Transfer to Mac or PC”
  • In that, select the Automatic option. 

Now, whenever you transfer a HEIC-quality photo from your phone to a PC, it will automatically convert into a JPG file. 

How to convert HEIC to JPG on Mac 

If you have already changed the setting of converting HEIC to PC in a JPG format as discussed above, then you don’t need to worry about anything. And if you haven’t changed the settings, then follow these steps to save the photo in a JPG format on your Mac: 

  • Select the HEIC format photo you want to convert 
  • Click the file and there will be an option to Export 
  • After that, in the file format, select the JPG quality of the image 
  • Click save and it will be saved in JPG format on your device  

Is it Possible to Change HEIC to JPG using the Photos App? 

Another best and simple way to convert Heic to JPG without changing any settings is by exporting photos with your Mac’s photo app. All you need to do is open the Photos app and, after that, select the HEIC file you want to convert to JPG. Now click on the file, then select Export, and afterwards export the photo. Now select the file format JPG from the photo kind drop down menu and click export. You have decided on the location where you want to export it, and after exporting, you will find that it is converted into JPG.

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