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How to open HEIC files in Windows 10

Struggling to  Open HEIC files?
Apple devices with iOS 11 and above started using High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) for coding images. Apple’s version of this format became known as HEIC (High Efficiency Image Coding). Windows doesn’t natively support HEIC files, but there’s a way to view them anyway—or convert them to standard JPEGs.

Open HEIC files

Easy Fix 

To Download CopyTrans HEIC for Windows and install that.

Once installed, you can then open .HEIC files in Windows Photo Viewer.

CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a simple plugin that lets you open HEIC files using Windows Photo Viewer and convert HEIC to JPG.

Using Software on Different Platforms

  1. Adobe Photoshop:
    • Adobe Photoshop supports HEIC files starting with specific versions. Ensure you have an updated version that supports HEIC.
  2. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program):
    • Install GIMP and add the HEIC plugin to open and edit HEIC files.

By using these methods, you can easily open and convert HEIC files on various devices and platforms.

Online Tools

  1. Online Converters:
    • Use online tools like Convertio or Zamzar to convert HEIC files to JPEG or other formats.

On Mac

  1. Built-In Support:
    • macOS High Sierra (10.13) and later versions natively support HEIC files. You can open them with Preview or Photos.
  2. Convert HEIC to JPEG:
    • Open the HEIC file with Preview, go to File > Export, and choose JPEG as the format.
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