How to Convert HEIC to JPG on PC/Mac Easily

Want to convert photos from HEIC to JPG but do not know how? This guide will tell you how to change iPhone photos from HEIC to JPG in 5 methods.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

HEIC is a new image container used by default on new iPhone photos since iOS 11. Now when you take a photo with iPhone 7 or later models, you will get a high-quality picture just as before but only at half the file size, which can help you save storage.

However, since it is a new container format, you may meet incompatibilities when you want to check your iPhone photos on computer. This is when you might want to know how to convert HEIC to JPG on PC/Mac. To help you out, here in this guide we will tell you 5 methods to make it.

Method 1. Convert HEIC to JPG via AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is one all-sided iOS data transfer tool that can help users transfer data from iDevice to iDevice, iDevice to computer/iTunes and vice versa. As for photos management, it can convert HEIC to JPG when transferring photos from iPhone to computer. Now, follow the steps below to change HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable.

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Step 2. Click “System Settings” on the top-right corner > Click “Preferences”.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG – Step 1

How to Convert HEIC to JPG – Step 1

Step 3. Select “Export Photos” > Choose “Export photo in JPG format” > Click “Save” to continue.

Convert HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans – Step 3

Convert HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4. Settings finished, you can start the transfer. Click Device Manager > Photos on the homepage.

Step 5. Tap on “My Photos” > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click “Send to PC” to start. After finished, you can view files to check the photos with JPG format.

Convert HEIC File with AnyTrans – Step 5

Convert HEIC File with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 5

AnyTrans for iOS provides you kinds of categories in Photos, like My Photos, Albums, Places, People, Live Photos, etc.

Method 2. Convert HEIC to JPG or Other Formats with iMobie HEIC Converter

You may also want to convert HEIC image to more formats including JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF. The following is a tutorial about more HEIC conversion, you can check them out based on your needs. This tool is iMobie HEIC Converter, which is a free web-based application that allows you to upload and convert your HEIC files to a widely supported format. You can follow the steps below to convert HEIC to JPG or other formats easily:

Step 1.  Open a web browser on your PC or Mac and go to the iMobie HEIC Converter website.

Step 2.  Click on “Click to Select” button to upload your HEIC files from computer. You can drag and drop your files as well. Checkmark Keep EXIF Data if you’d like to preserve your EXIF data. Select the file format (JPG, JPEG, PNG & GIF are supported), and the image quality (High, Medium & Standard are supported) from the drop-down menu.

Use iMobie HEIC Converter to convert and open HEIC files on Windows PCs

Use iMobie HEIC Converter to Convert and Open HEIC Files on Computer

Step 3. After uploading to the converter, your files are converting. When finished, click “Download All” to save the files to your computer. Your converted JPG files should now be available for you to view on your Windows PC and Mac.

Download Converted Photos to Your Computer

Download Converted Photos to Your Computer

Besides, you can batch convert HEIC to JPG on computer with this tool. And also you don’t need to worry about how to import HEIC into Lightroom on Windows and Mac, or how to open HEIC files in Photoshop.

Method 3. Turn off the High Efficiency

You can simply disable this new feature on iPhone. Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > Choose Most Compatible under CAMERA CAPTURE. In this way, the photos will be captured as JPEG, the default format since the first iPhone.

Method 4. Turn on Automatic Transfer

It will change HEIC to JPG automatically when you transferring photos from iPhone to PC or Mac computer. So you do not have to use a HEIC to JPG converter. Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > Choose Automatic under TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC.

Method 5. Email the HEIC Files

Another way you can try to convert iPhone HEIC images to JPEG is to email the HEIC image to yourself from iPhone, and it will change HEIC to JPEG format automatically. After that, you can download HEIC images on your PC or Mac by accessing your email account.

Further Reading:
How to Convert HEIC to PDF >
How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Google Drive >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to change iPhone photos from HEIC to JPG. If you have any question, just leave a comment and we will reply to you soon. If you think this guide is helpful, just share it with your friends.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.