Have you just upgraded your iDevice鈥檚 software to iOS 11 or bought a newer version iPhone, running iOS 11, and now it has become trickier to manage HEIC format iPhone photos due to compatibility issues with your computer, older software or any other android devices?

It is pretty simple to convert HEIC photos. In this guide, we will look at several HEIC converters that you can use to convert images to JPG

Top 3 HEIC converters

1. iMyFone HEIC Converter

iMyFone HEIC converter app is the only desktop application that has been developed to convert HEIC images to jpeg without having to do it online. It is very simple to use, very efficient and a must-have utility for anyone with an iDevice running iOS 11.

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Using Steps
Step 1: Download the application, install and launch it on your PC.

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Step 2: Drag and drop any HEIC files that you would wish to convert on the iMyFone window.
Step 3: Choose where you would wish the converted files to be saved and then click on the convert button.
Step 4: Once the conversion finishes you will have the more compatible JPG files on your pc.

Note: If you need to transfer your JPG pictures from your iPhone to computer, check here: iMyFone TunesMate - iPhone Media File Transfer

2. MacX MediaTrans

MacX MediaTrans is an iOS photo transfer tool. It is a desktop application providing an indirect solution to converting HEIC images to JPG. This software can transfer HEIC images to JPG on Mac in batch with no size limit at all. It supports the latest iOS 11.

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Using steps to transfer HEIC to JPG on Mac or Windows
Step 1: On your iPhone go to Settings > Photos and select Automatic under Transfer to Mac or PC
Step 2: Launch MacX MediaTrans on your computer and connect your phone using a USB cable.
Step 3: On the main interface of this app, click Photo Transfer
Step 4: Selectively chose files or click Select All to choose all the files
Step 5: Click export
Step 6: During the export, HEIC files will automatically be converted to JPG

3. HEIC converter

This is a free Mac OS app for a Mac with OS X 10.6.6, or later that helps convert HEIC images to JPEG OR PNG. It has been developed by Sindre Sorhus and is available on Mac App Store. It is fast and can convert 100 images in about 6 seconds. The app also preserves the image's metadata.

HEIC Converters
Using steps
Step 1: Launch the application on your mac
Step 2: Drag and drop HEIC images into the window or on the dock icon
Step 3: Click Convert

A Tabular Comparison of The HEIC Converters

Free or paid
Works well
Convert to many other formats
Supported OS platforms
Direct or indirect conversion
iMyFone HEIC Converter
Paid application but has some free trial fonctions
Supports conversion to JPEG/JPG
Windows OS
Direct conversion
MacX MediaTrans
Paid application but has a free trial period
The most compatible feature always uses JPEG
Mac and Windows OS
Files are converted as the app transfers photos thus indirect conversion
HEIC converter
Free application
Supports conversion to JPEG and PNG
Mac and Windows OS
Direct conversion (the app was developed for that purpose)

Having reviewed and tested each of the above converters, iMyFone HEIC Converter is the most recommended. It is the easiest to use and very efficient. One does not require data to go online to use this HEIC JPG converter.

HEIC Photos

Every iOS update comes with a bunch of new features. The new Apple鈥檚 iOS 11, unveiled during WWDC 2017, has integrated a new standard image container format on iDevices known as High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC/HEIF). It was recently designed and developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), and then Apple adopted it to tap the maximum strength of their devices.

Several Benefits of HEIC File Format

  • HEIC file format takes around half the size of JPG images at the same time conserving the quality and thus handy for people running low on space on their gadgets
  • HEIC file format takes around half the size of JPG images at the same time conserving the quality and thus handy for people running low on space on their gadgets
  • Faster uploads and downloads to cloud services such as iCloud because photos take up less space while still looking good
  • HEIC File format can store multiple photos in one file and at the same time store audio or text alongside the image
  • Supports transparency like GIF files or even PNG files does
  • Can store image edits and metadata, so you can undo them if you wish at a later time
  • Support 16-bit color

Limits of HEIC Photos
Why would we want to convert HEIC? This format is a clear manifestation of innovativeness and growth in the technology sector. However, it being new has revealed several limitations which include

  • It is not recognized everywhere thus bringing many incompatibility issues on certain platforms including windows os and android
  • It limits uploading of photos to several cloud servers such as Microsoft鈥檚 OneDrive
  • It is not currently supported by most third-party software that enhances photos, images, and designs such as adobe photoshop thus crippling editing in a way

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