Most of you who have Apple iPhone or iPad must have noticed this. That now the images are saved in HEIC file format and will have the .heic extension. This file is not supported by windows so you can’t open HEIC files. But as always there’s an option to view the file or to simply convert them to .jpeg format.

Opening HEIC file in Windows PC

open HEIC files

Instead of messing around with some conversion tool, it’s better if you just download and install CopyTrans HEIC for windows. By this tool, you will get the full support to open HEIC files on a Windows PC. As usual, You’ll see a thumbnail of the image in the file explorer and the image will open in a standard photo viewer. At the same time with the help of this tool, you can also add the images Microsoft office applications. No need of installing third-party apps after installing this application, it feels like as if windows is supporting .heic file format. Even though after installing the software doesn’t open HEIC files then you might have to reboot your PC.

Converting .heic to .jpeg

The CopyTrans HEIC for windows also allows you to convert the images to the .jepg file format. Just right-click on the image then select ‘Convert to JPEG’ now you can open HEIC files but it will be in .jpeg format. But you can always use an online conversion tool in doing so, Upload your .heic file and download .jpeg file. Websites will work fine but be careful while converting your personal images. If the images contains any sensitive content it’s always better to just leave it on your PC. If you want a quick online conversion tool head over to you can convert up to 50 images at a time. You can also drag and drop the images from your PC to the webpage.

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Hopefully, in the future, more software will support .heic file format like Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Windows 10, etc. But at the movement, we need to rely on third-party apps