Thanks to the amazing advancements in technology, the cameras on our smartphones and other devices are now capable of capturing stunning, high-quality photos. However, these devices often save images in a file format called HEIC. While HEIC offers excellent image quality and smaller file sizes, it may not be compatible with your Windows PC. But don’t worry! If you’re facing compatibility issues or simply prefer the JPG format, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll give toy easy steps on how to convert HEIC to JPG.

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What is HEIC?

HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) is a file format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) that provides high-quality images using advanced compression techniques. It offers better image quality and smaller file sizes compared to traditional formats like JPG. This means that users can now enjoy stunning visuals without sacrificing precious storage space on their devices.

If we compare HEIC with formats like JPG, the superiority of HEIC is evident as it can capture more intricate details and vibrant colors, resulting in a truly immersive visual experience. Everything is good with this format but the compatibility is. While many newer devices and operating systems have adopted this format, others may still struggle to read or view HEIC files.

What does the future hold? Who knows, but the increasing adoption of HEIC in the industry suggests that it may soon become a universal format, making high-quality images easily accessible to all.

Why Convert HEIC to JPG?

Here are the reasons why you might want to convert HEIC to JPEG:

  • Compatibility: Some devices, platforms, and image editors don’t support HEIC. When you convert to JPG, you ensure that your photos can be viewed and edited on your Windows PC and other devices.
  • Sharing: If you want to share photos with others or upload them to websites or social media platforms, JPG is the most widely supported format. Converting to JPG ensures that your photos can be easily viewed by everyone.
  • Editing Flexibility: Many photo editing tools offer more options and features for working with JPG files compared to HEIC. Converting to JPG allows you to take full advantage of these editing capabilities.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG?

Now we are ready to convert HEIC to JPEG in a few clicks with CopyTrans Studio. This method allows you to automatically convert your iPhone .heic pictures into .jpeg format when you transfer them to your PC.

Convert HEIC files on your Windows PC in 1 click

One of perks of CopyTrans Studio is that you also get our plug-in CopyTrans HEIC, that helps you to view and convert photos in a few clicks. Follow the steps below and banchk convert HEIC photos in a few clicks:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Studio and CopyTrans HEIC will be installed automatically.
  2.  Download CopyTrans Studio
  3. Open a folder with HEIC photos and select the images you need to convert.
  4. Now right-click and choose the option “Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans”. You can convert up to 100 photos at once.
  5. Convert HEIC to JPG with CopyTrans Studio
  6. And that is it. All the HEIC are converted to JPEG in two clicks.

Note: this method works when the HEIC photos are already saved on your PC. If you need to transfer them from your iphone directly in JPEG, use one of the methods below.

Transform .heic photo into .jpeg when saving iPhone pictures to PC

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Studio.
  2.  Download CopyTrans Studio
  3. After installation, the icon of CopyTrans Studio will appear in the “hidden icons” area in the task bar. Right-click on the CopyTrans Studio icon and then on Settings.
  4. Settings in CopyTrans Studio
  5. In the Settings window check the box Automatic .heic to .jpeg conversion on copy. Now you are ready to save iPhone photos on PC.
  6. HEIC to JPG conversion
  7. You can back up the whole Photo Library in a few clicks or save separate folders or photos. Here is a full guide on how to transfer photos on your PC.

Do a full iPhone photos backup with automatic HEIC to JPG conversion

You can keep the heic settings off and transfer the original format, but choose to uniquely transform heic files to jpegs during a backup of your photo library.

  1. After you download and install CopyTrans Studio. Connect your iPhone.
  2.  Download CopyTrans Studio
  3. Choose your iPhone.
  4. Choose iPhone to back up photos
  5. Now Choose the Backup Option.
  6. Back up with CopyTrans Studio
  7. A Settings Window will appear. Now choose the option Convert photos in HEIC to JPEG and back up your Photo Library.
  8. Configure Photo Library Backup
  9. That’s it! Now all your HEIC photos will be saved in JPG on your PC.

Convert HEIC to JPG by folders

Thanks to this amazing new feature you can convert an entire folderы from .heic fomat to .jpg. No need to select each file, just 1 click and the job is done. The process is the same as with 1 file conversion, but in this case you select the entire folder. Here is how it looks:

  1. Find a folder with HEIC images on your PC. Right click on it to see the Context menu. Find “Convert with CopyTrans”:
  2. Convert HEIC folder to JPG
  3. Select the option and wait for the transgormation to be done. Enjoy!
  4. All files in the folder were automatically transformed into JPG format

We’ve published a full guide on Folder conversion here >>


How to overcome compatibility issues and ensure your photos can be viewed and edited on any device? Convert HEIC to JPG! In this article, we explained to you how to do it in a few clicks with CopyTrans Studio. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of sharing and editing your photos in the widely supported JPG format!