Software & Apps Windows How to Convert HEIC to JPG in Windows Change image formats with ease By Jennifer Allen Writer Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. Her work has appeared in Mashable, TechRadar, and many more publications. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jennifer Allen Updated February 11, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email 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. Via your web browser, go to https://www.copytrans.net/copytransheic Select Download. Install the software package. Once installed, go to any HEIC file stored on your PC, then right-click it and select Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans. 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. Via your web browser, go to https://heic2jpeg.com Select Upload Files, then choose the file you want to convert. Wait for the file to finish converting.