If you have ever used iPhone, you know that all iPhone images have the default format, HEIC or High-Efficiency Image Container. HEIC image format is not popular as it is only used in iPhones and macOS. Now the issue is, that Windows 11 can’t access this HEIC format. You can not view or edit HEIC images on your Windows 11. The only way to access iPhone images is, to convert these images into the JPG or other accessible format or use HEIC viewer. It is very easy to convert HEIC to JPEG on your Windows 11.
Here in this article, we will share how you can convert your Convert HEIC images into JPEG.
How to Convert HEIC to JPG in Windows 11
When you try to open the HEIC image file on your Windows 11, it shows an alert that says, The HEVC Video Extention is required to display this file.
As we mentioned, you have two options: You can convert the HEIC images into JPEG or use HEIC viewer apps. There are so many free and paid apps available for Windows 11. You can also add the HEVC Video extension to access all HEVC images and videos on your Windows 11 by default, but it will cost you around $0.99.
Method 1: Use HEIC Image Viewer App
HEIC Image Viewer is available for free. It is very easy to access HEIC files using this tool. You can also convert HEIC files into JPEGs. The tool is paid for, so you have to buy it.
Step 1: First, open the Microsoft Store from the Windows 11 settings. You can access Windows 11 settings with Windows + I key on your keyboard.
Step 2: Click on the search icon in the right top corner and search for ‘HEIC Image Viewer, Converter.’
Step 3: Click on the first result from the results.
Step 4: Click on the install and get the button to install the app on your Windows 11.
Step 5: It will take some time to download and install the app. So wait for some time.
Step 6: Once installed, you will get a notification in the right bottom corner. You can launch the app directly from there. Or you can also go to settings > all apps and find the app.
Step 7: Once opened, find the open button. Click on it and navigate to the folder where the .heic image is stored.
Step 8: Select the image and click on open.
Step 9: You can now see your .heic image.
Method 2: Download and install HEVC Video Extension
As mentioned, you can also download and install the HEVC Video Extension by Microsoft to add support for HEVC on your Windows 11. You don’t need to use any 3rd party apps if you have installed this extension. Follow these steps to download and install the HEVC video extension.
Step 1: Open file explorer and then find the .heic file. Then it says HEVC Video Extension is required to open this file. Below this, you will see an option to download and install the HEVC video extension. Click on it.
Step 2: It will open a download page from where you can download the extension. If asked, click on yes to switch the app.
Step 3: As mentioned, the extension is paid, so you have to purchase it. Click on the button to buy it and then complete further steps.
Step 4: Once finished, it will automatically add that extension to your Windows 11 system and redirect you to the file explorer where the HEVC file is stored.
Double click on the file, and it’s done. You can now access HEVC files without any software or apps.
Convert HEIC Image to JPEG using iMazing HIEC Converter
There is a third way to view HEIC files on your Windows 11: using the iMazing HIEC Converter. The iMazing HIEC Converter app is available for free on the Microsoft store and allows you to convert HIEC files into JPEG.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open your Windows 11 settings with the Windows + I button on your keyboard and click on Microsoft Store.
Step 2: Click on the search icon and then search for iMazing HIEC Converter.
Step 3: Click on the first result with the Imazing HEIC Converter name and open it.
Step 4: Click on the install or get the button to download the app on your Windows 11.
Step 5: Once finished, you will get a notification. You can click on launch or go to settings > all apps > find the app and open it.
Step 6: In the Imazing HEIC Converter app, click on the file button and select the .heic image you want to convert using the file explorer.
Step 7: Select the image by double-clicking on it or click on the open button.
Step 8: Now select the output format as JPEG. You can also adjust the output quality using the slider. 100 means the highest quality.
Step 9: Once done, click on the convert button.
Step 10: It will ask you to select the folder to save converted JPEG images.
Step 11: Wait for a few seconds; you will get a conversion done message.
Step 12: Open your selected folder or click on show files to see your converted files there.
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It is very easy to convert images from HEIC to JPG using the extension. We hope your issue is now fixed.