How to Convert HEIC to JPG in Windows

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HEIC, also known as HEIF files, are a useful format, but sometimes, you might want to know how to convert HEIC to JPG files. Here's what you need to know about converting such images in Windows. 

These instructions only apply to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Mac users need to follow different guidelines on conversion. 

Why Convert HEIC Files to JPG

If HEIC files are better than JPG files, why convert them?

Compatibility is a big part of the reason here. Not all image editing software is compatible with HEIC files (including Adobe Photoshop) and it's far easier to manipulate JPG files.

Some web browsers also can't view HEIC files, favoring traditional JPGs. Similarly, older operating systems, as well as different ones such as Chrome OS, don't play well with HEIC files. It's best to be able to convert these files to something everyone can see and use. 

Emailing files through the iOS Mail app will automatically convert HEIC files to JPG. It's often the easiest way of doing it.

Convert an HEIC File Using CopyTrans HEIC for Windows

CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a software plugin for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It makes it easy for all three versions of Windows to view HEIC and HEIF files, but it also makes it simple to convert them.

  1. Via your web browser, go to https://www.copytrans.net/copytransheic

  2. Select Download.

    CopyTrans HEIC website with the download button highlighted
  3. Install the software package.

  4. Once installed, go to any HEIC file stored on your PC, then right-click it and select Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans.

    Windows 10 desktop with a right clicked menu highlighted displaying Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans
  5. Wait a moment for the file to finish converting.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG With HEIC2JPEG

Another form of HEIC converter is HEIC2JPEG. It's a website, so you don't have to worry about installing new software to convert files. Here's how to use it.

For security reasons, it's recommended you don't use it for private family photos. The website states it deletes files after an hour, but uploading anything should always be approached cautiously. 

  1. Via your web browser, go to https://heic2jpeg.com

  2. Select Upload Files, then choose the file you want to convert.

    Heic to JPEG conversion website
  3. Wait for the file to finish converting.