HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) is a file format for storing digital images, developed by the MPEG group. It is designed to be a more efficient and smaller alternative to traditional image formats like JPEG. HEIC uses a new type of compression algorithm that reduces file size while maintaining the same or better image quality. It is supported on the latest versions of iOS and macOS, as well as some recent Android devices.
There are a few reasons why HEIC may not be supported on certain phones:
- Age of the phone: HEIC was first introduced in 2017, so any phone that was released prior to that year may not have the necessary technology to decode HEIC images.
- Operating System: HEIC support is limited to iOS 11 and later, macOS High Sierra and later and some recent Android devices, therefore, any device that doesn’t run on one of these OSs will not be able to open HEIC images.
- Hardware limitations: Some phones may have hardware limitations that prevent them from decoding HEIC images.
- Licensing issues: HEIC is a proprietary technology developed by the MPEG group and some phone manufacturers may not have the necessary licenses to use it.
Due to these reasons, it’s a good idea to convert HEIC images to JPEG or other widely supported formats before sharing them with people who may not have the ability to open HEIC files.
how to convert heic to jpg
There are several ways to convert HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) to JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format:
- On a Mac or Windows PC, you can use the built-in Photos app to convert HEIC to JPEG. Simply open the image in the app, go to File > Export > JPEG.
- Online converters, such as CloudConvert, iConvert, and HEICtoJPEG, allow you to upload your HEIC files and convert them to JPEG with just a few clicks.
- You can also use third-party software, such as Adobe Photoshop, to convert HEIC to JPEG. Simply open the HEIC file in Photoshop and go to File > Save As and select JPEG as the file format.
- You can also use command line tools such as
converton Linux or
magickon Windows to convert heic to jpeg.
- On iPhone or iPad you can use a third party app like “HEIC Converter” for converting HEIC to JPEG.
Note: The quality of image may vary depending on the conversion method used.