How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)

Jan 25, 2022 - 4 Comments

How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)

Have a bunch of HEIC files you want to batch convert to JPG? Whether you transferred a bunch of photos from iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC only to realize there could be compatibility issues, or if you downloaded photos shared by someone else and they’re in the HEIC format, you may be wondering how you can bulk convert all the HEIC images to a more compatible image format like JPG. There are several ways to do this, but one of the easiest is with the help of a free app.

For those who aren’t aware or who are new to iOS devices, HEIC is a relatively new file format that’s used by Apple to reduce the file size taken up by photos captured by your iPhone or iPad. It’s called the high-efficiency image format (HEIF) since it keeps the file size as low as possible without any noticeable loss in image quality. The downside here is that this file format isn’t nearly as widely incorporated as JPG and as a result, you may run into compatibility issues when you’re trying to view these photos on other devices. You can change the iPhone to shoot photos in JPEG format if you’d like, but that’s not helpful for photos that are already on your computer in HEIC format. So to avoid any compatibility issues, converting HEIC to a more broadly supported format like JPG is a solution, and that’s what we’ll cover here for both Mac and Windows PC.

How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows & Mac

Regardless of whether you’re using Windows or Mac, you can use the following steps to batch convert HEIC files since we’ll be using a third-party software that’s available on both platforms. Now, without further ado, let’s see what you need to do:

  1. Launch any web browser on your computer and head over to this link to download iMazing HEIC Converter. It’s free to download and use.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  2. Once installed, run the software and then click on “File” from its menu bar.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  3. Next, choose “Open Files” from the dropdown menu.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  4. This will launch the file explorer on Windows or the Finder app if you’re on Mac. Select all the files that you want to convert and click on “Open”.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  5. Now, make sure the format “JPEG” is selected and click on “Convert” to begin the conversion process.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  6. Next, you’ll be prompted to select the destination folder or directory for the output files. Select the location according to your preference and click on “OK”.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)
  7. Once converted, you’ll get the conversion successful dialog box with the option to view all the converted files. Click on “Show Files” and check out the output JPEG files.

    How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)

Now you know what to do when you’re facing compatibility issues with HEIC files on your computer.

Remember that on the Mac you can convert HEIC to JPG with the Mac Preview app, and there are options for Windows users too for converting the file types.

If you are not comfortable installing additional software to convert HEIC files, you can visit heictojpg.com on your web browser and convert your files online. However, you can only convert up to 5 photos at a time, and you might want to be aware of their privacy policy since uploading photos to a random website is a privacy no-go for some users.

Are you the kind of person who regularly transfers your iPhone and iPad photos and store it on your computer? If so, you can avoid having to manually convert every single time with the help of an iOS setting that automatically transfers photos in a compatible format. To make use of this feature, go to Settings -> Photos, scroll down to “Transfer to Mac or PC” and set it to “Automatic”.

Apart from this, there’s a camera setting that makes your iPhone or iPad capture new photos using the JPEG format rather than HEIC. This can be used if you don’t mind large file size for photos or if you have a lot of storage space on your device. It’s accessible from Settings -> Camera -> Formats, but do keep in mind that this setting impacts video format as well.

Did you use the iMazing HEIC batch converter for changing your HEIC files to JPG format? Did you use another solution? Let us know your approach to this issue in the comments.

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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in Tips & Tricks

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  1. Buffy says:

    Apples built in Preview application,
    does all of these conversions and more,
    including batch conversions

  2. Bill says:

    I’ve been converting .heic files with rename in the Finder.

    • aoe says:

      That changes the file extension and therefore the file format association but it does not convert the file type itself. To convert the image you must use either a conversion tool or an image editor.

  3. Anders says:

    Or make it an automation with Siri Shortcuts

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