Jean Morgan June 17, 2019

Apple made HEIC image format common by adding it as the default image format in new iPhone models. In this article I will show how to convert HEIC to JPG in Windows 10.

iOS can convert HEIC to JPG images. But if you moved the photos to a Windows PC, then there will be difficulties. Windows can open HEIC files, but alas not convert.

How to convert HEIC to JPEG?

There are several ways to convert HEIC to JPEG in Windows:
1. Online services converting HEIC to JPEG
2. Programs for converting HEIC to JPEG

HEIC to JPEG online conversion

1. Go to AnyConv.
2. Click “Choose File” button to select a heic file on your computer.
3. Click “Convert” button to start conversion.
4. Download your JPG.

AnyConv online service has a very high conversion quality.

HEIC to JPEG conversion in Windows 10

To convert images from HEIC to JPEG in Windows 10, you need to install a free application called CopyTrans HEIC for Windows.

After installing the application, go to any HEIC image in your system. CopyTrans HEIC for Windows does not have a graphical interface, it is only added to the context menu. Right-click the HEIC image you want to convert, and on the shortcut menu, select “Convert JPEG with CopyTrans” option in the context menu. The image will be converted and saved in same place as the original image. Original image will, of course, remain intact.

If you want to convert several HEIC images to JPEG, just select them all and right-click on any of them. The conversion parameter will still be present in the context menu.

As with any file conversion application, quality is key here, and we are talking about converting between a format that should provide superior quality with a smaller file size into a format that reduces quality to maintain a smaller file size.

By comparing the original HEIC image and the converted JPEG image, the quality appears to have been preserved. Perhaps a more experienced eye can tell the difference, but I failed.

What is the best way to convert HEIC to JPEG?

If you have little time, then use online service to convert HEIC to JPEG. But if you have a large number of photos, it will be more convenient to install the program.