How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 10

HEIC is a modern photo file type that differs slightly from JPEG, the universal file format. While both formats have their advantages, you may need to convert HEIC to JPEG as the latter is the most commonly used file format. Let’s see how to convert HEIC to JPEG on Windows 10.

What is HEIC?

HEIC is a modern photo file type that takes up less space than JPEGs. HEIC stands for High-Efficiency Image Codec and is used by Apple to store photos and additional data, such as sound or motion, when recording live photos. HEIC ensures high-quality images that take up less storage space, all thanks to a modern compression method.

How to Convert HEIC to JPEG on Windows 10

To convert HEIC to JPEG on Windows 10 in the easiest possible way, all you need is the built-in Windows Photo app. Here are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Open your file in Windows Photo app

Click on the HEIC image in your files.

Go to your file on your PC and double click on it. It opens in the Windows Photo app by default.

Step 2: Click Edit & Create

Screenshot showing the 'Edit & Create' option in the top right corner.

At the top right you will see an option with the text Edit and create. Click on that.

Step 3: Click Edit

Step 3 for converting HEIC image to JPEG image.

In the drop-down menu that appears, click on the first option that says: edit.

Step 4: Click Save Copy

Screenshot of saving a copy.

If you want to make basic edits to the image, now is the time. You can rotate it, flip it, change the aspect ratio and add filters or make other adjustments. When you’re done, select Keep a copy.

Step 5: Choose where to save your image

Screenshot of JPEG image being saved.

The edited file is a JPEG image that you can save in a separate folder from the HEIC file. Since both images are in different file formats, the JPEG file will not overwrite the HEIC file. You can also save them in the same folder if you wish.

Use an online file conversion service

An alternative way to convert a HEIC image to a JPEG image.

This is the second easiest way to convert HEIC images to JPEG. You do not need to download any software for this method and it works on all operating systems. CloudConvert is an online service that converts your images online. Among many other formats, it supports HEIC, PNG, JPEG, GIF, and WEBP. They also have built-in options to control image resolution, quality, and file size. Put your images on the site and choose the desired settings.

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