HEIC image file is the rasterized image saved in High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). According to the developers of HEIC image format, and HEIC image file can contain twice the data for a JPG/JPEG file of the same size and even in better quality. It may contain a single image or sequence of image with their metadata describing each image.
HEIC image format is used by Apple in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. Despite having so much advantage of HEIC, the only disadvantage of having it is its incompatibility with outdated iOS versions and many other OS platforms. Photographs taken by iPhone, iPad running on iOS 11 are relatively higher in quality but lesser in size due to advance compression technology used in HEIF file format. To view these photos on other platform like Windows or Android we need an HEIC to JPG converter to convert HEIC image to JPG image or PNG image.
HEIC vs JPG/JPEG vs PNG
JPG/JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, provides wide range of compatibility over cross platform. JPG images is the most common method to compression digital images. It compresses the image with little loss in the quality. JPG compresses the data by minimizing the sections of image. JPG/JPEG is the most common image format used in digital photographic device like digital camera, smartphones, tablets, etc. It has been the most common format for transmission of images over the World Wide Web.
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphic is type of raster graphics. PNG is the most extensive used image compression method on the internet. PNG supports 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA colours. PNG was mainly designed for transmitting images over internet that are not for professional quality print. A PNG image is encoded in basic pixels, contained in single image extensible structure of “chunks”. It supports a wide range of colours: PNG-8 (256 colors) and PNG-24 (16 million colors).
Why to Convert HEIC to JPG?
Of course, the HEIC image format lets you keep picture in the best quality with decrease memory space, but it is not cross-platform compatible. You cannot view the images on outdated iOS device or any other Operating System such as Android (Only Android P will support HEIC for now), Blackberry, Windows, etc.
Aiseesoft HEIC converter can convert HEIC image file to JPG or PNG image file without losing its quality with just some simple clicks of mouse. Exif data can be kept by you during the process of conversion. Users can choose multiple photo to convert at a time which is the plus point for digital photographers who click hundreds of pictures every day. The Aiseesoft HEIC (HEIF) converter gives you the best HEIC to PNG or JPG/JPEG conversion experience in fast and efficient manner with without loss in quality. You can adjust the picture quality as per your need.
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With Aiseesoft HEIC image converter you can:
- Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac
- Convert HEIC to JPG in Windows
- Convert HEIC to PNG
- Batch Conversion of Multiple HEIC Files
- Adjust Image Quality as Per Your Need
- Easy to Use
- Fast and Efficient
How to Convert HEIC image to JPG/JPEG or PNG image using Aiseesoft Converter?
Step 1: Download and Install the HEIC converter on Windows or Mac PC. If the HEIC files to converted is in your iPhone or iPod, you must connect the device with the PC.
Step 2: Click on “ADD HEIC” button and locate the files to be converted. You can drag and drop the files also. If your HEIC images are in the iPhone then locate the file location of the iPhone. iPhone image converter takes the HEIC files and start the conversion of heic file to jpg file. Accidentally deleted photos from iPhone? Don’t Worry.
Step 3: HEIC images will be listed on the screen. Now choose the photo you want to convert.
Step 4: Choose JPG/JPEG or PNG for output format. You can choose “Keep Exif Data”, choose desired output location.
Step 5: Click on the “Convert” button and you will see the progress bar.
Step 6: You will see the “Convert Finished” message once the progress is completed. Now you can click on “Open Folder” to see the newly converted JPG/JPEG or PNG pictures.
- Mac: OSX 10.7 or above (mac OS sierra and macOS High Sierra)
- Windows: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP2 or Later)
- CPU: Minimum 1 GHz (64 bit)
- Processor: Intel Processor
- Hard Disk Space: 200 MB and above free space
- RAM: Minimum 512 MB, Recommended 1 GB