How to convert HEIC to JPG on a Mac.

For the flexibility to share your photos with anyone, you may need to switch file types. Learn how to convert HEIC photos on your Mac to JPG images.

High-Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) is the default format for storing images on iPhones and Macs. It offers high compression, using very little storage space, and quality images. There's nothing you need to do to share HEIC photos with other iPhones and Macs, but not all phones, devices, and computers can work with this file type. You can easily convert HEIC photos to JPGs, though, to share with anyone.

Use the Preview app to convert photos on a Mac.

The fastest way to convert a HEIC file to a JPG file on a Mac is with the built-in Preview app. If you think you will always want your photos to be in JPG format, you can change the image default from HEIC to JPG. JPGs take a little more storage room, but they are very high-quality.

Here are the steps for how to convert HEIC to JPG on a Mac:

  1. Use the Preview app to open the HEIC image.
  2. From the top menu, select File and then Export.
  3. You will see a Format drop-down menu. Use it to select JPG as the format.
  4. Give your new JPG photo a name and choose where you want to save it.
  5. Click Save, and you’re done.

Now you know how to convert HEIC files to JPG. When you want to turn a PDF into a picture, you can also convert that to JPGs. Using Adobe Acrobat Online tools, it’s as easy as drag-and-drop.

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