How to Transfer HEIC Photos from iPhone to Windows PC Easily

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If we have an iPhone we have the perfect tool to take photos with unsurpassed quality, along with its innovative settings. The HEIC image format lets you do that. Furthermore, having a PC with macOS we will not have problems transferring the images while maintaining the same format. But things change if we have Windows How do we transfer HEIC photos from iPhone to a Windows PC? We will explain this simple task to you in this post.

The HEIC format for iPhone offers the highest possible quality

High Efficiency Image Coding (HEIC) is a format introduced in 2017 by Apple when it introduced the update to iOS 11. We can also find it as HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format).



It stands out for offering excellent quality in one smaller image size. The format has an additional transparency support feature that gives it greater versatility.

Unlike the JPG format which only offers 8-bit color, HEIC images double that amount when placed at 16-bit. The number of services and applications that support it continues to increase, as it has gained popularity since the beginning of its use in 2017.

Compatibility issues with some devices are expected to be resolved soon and will be adopted as the primary format in systems.

One of the advantages that HEIC offers is that it takes up less space than JPGs, so its users will have memory to store more photos.

It would not be unreasonable to think that the Android technology are thinking of including this format on their devices. Some in fact already open it natively, even if it is not common. What we can do is transfer HEIC format photos from iPhone to our Windows PC.



How can I send HEIC photos from iPhone to Windows PC?

The goal of doing this is that when the photos are transferred, they will be saved to the Windows PC, preserving the HEIC format. When viewing them, remember that Windows doesn't have support for this yet.

However, we hear that Microsoft has thought about including HEIC image support in its Windows version within its image viewer. Redstone 5. If you don't have this version you can easily install it on your mobile or device. So we'll have to wait for now.

When you connect the iPhone to the PC to transfer photos, we will notice that it changes the format to JPG, although the original file is HEIC. This is an automatic process optimization of images which have the same iOS configuration photo gallery to maintain maximum compatibility.

The trick will be to go to the settings screen of our iPhone, where you have options like changing the contrast of your device. There you enter the options for the photos related to the camera roll of the device. We will find in these options the section called "Transfer to Mac or PC". We will be given the choice if we want to keep the original files or have them transformed into JPG.


We select "Keep the originals" And that's it! Now we will have to connect the device to the Windows computer via USB and pass images with its HEIC format.


As we can see, it is very easy to transfer photos to HEIC format from iPhone to a Windows PC. Now your photographs will be saved with high image quality so that you can use them whenever you want. Your friends will thank you if you share this post with them. What you think is also important to us, so don't leave without writing to us.


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