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How to Convert HEIC Files to JPG Using Preview on Mac

HEIC to JPG Converter

I recently switched to the new iPhone 11 Pro from an Android Phone and HEIC image format became an important part of my daily work. While sending photos from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop, I noticed a few images still using HEIC file extension format instead of the usual JPEG. HEIC images are still not supported by several software and CMS including WordPress, I need to convert images to JPEG each time I want to use. I use the Preview app of Mac to quickly convert HEIC image to JPEG image. If you are not sure how to do this, keep reading.

If you are still not sure what is HEIC, it is an image format that offers higher quality than a typical JPEG file but in lesser file size. HEIC formats work fine on iPhone and newer versions on macOS. But most of the software still do not support it. Many social media sites support HEIC, but those sites also convert HEIC to JPG after you upload. In the past, I wrote an article on how to convert HEIC to JPG on Android. In this article, I will tell you how to convert HEIC files to JPG Using Preview on Mac. Preview is the built-in app in all Macs. So, you do not need to download any third-party app to convert HEIC to JPEG or JPG.

Convert HEIC Files to JPG Using Preview on Mac

Step 1: Open the HEIC file in the Preview app of your Mac.

Step 2: Now click on the File menu and then click on the Export option.

Convert HEIC Files to JPG Using Preview on Mac

Step 3: Here, you will see a dialogue box to export the photo to any other format. Select JPEG from the format dropdown and use the Quality slider to control the quality of the image. If you want, you can also select the location where you want to save the exported file

Convert HEIC Files to JPG Using Preview on Mac

Step 4: Now click on Save to export the JPEG version of the image.

You can also use this method for batch-conversion of HEIC images to JPEG or any other desired format such as PNG, TIFF, etc.

It is important to note that converting HEIC into JPG doesn’t result in smaller file size. Sometimes you may sendup increasing the file size after converting an image from HECI to JPEG. If you are looking to keep file size smaller, HEIC is the recommend image format to use.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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