Opening .heic Files on a Windows 10 Computer

HEIC files are created by taking photos with the iPhone Camera app.  Faculty should ask that students convert photos from HEIC to JPG prior to sending or submitting image files.  If that is not possible, there is a Windows 10 app, that can be installed, which allows viewing of HEIC files.

iPhone Setting to Transfer Images as JPG

Install HEIC to JPEG (Free)

Use the HEIC to JPEG App

iPhone Setting to Transfer Images as JPG

To eliminate the need for the receiver to install a converter app, the sender should make this change on their iPhone. iPhone settings can be adjusted to automatically convert the image format from HEIC to JPG when transferring to a PC. HEIC photos sent via Email or accessed via iCloud or File Explorer will be transferred as JPG. 

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Scroll to Photos
  3. Set the option, Transfer photos to Mac or Pc, to Automatic

Tap Settings Scroll to Photos Set the option, Transfer photos to Mac or Pc, to Automatic

Install HEIC to JPEG (Free)

If the photo cannot be resent as a JPEG, install this Windows app to view up to 10 HEIC files, per day, for free.

  1. Use the Search tool at the bottom left of your Windows screen to find Microsoft Store.
  2. Search the Microsoft Store for "HEIC to JPEG" (Free) by Duckhead Software. Look for the icon that is a round, blue shape that might remind you of an atom or flower.
  3. Click Install to install the app.

Use the HEIC to JPEG App

  1. Once the app is installed, find the HEIC to JPEG Converter app (you could create an icon on your desktop if you need to use the app often).
  2. Note the message prompting you to drag files.  Drag the icon, of the HEIC file, to the center of the open converter app. 
  3. The file will be converted and saved into a folder. To open the folder, click the link in the center of the open converter app.  The destination folder will open allowing you to copy or move the new JPG file.
Please note that this is a free version of the app and it is limited to 10 conversions per day.

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Article ID: 139875
Created
Tue 11/30/21 2:37 PM
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Mon 2/14/22 4:26 PM