Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 11 | ENBLE

Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 11 | ENBLE

Converting HEIC files to JPG on Windows 11: A Comprehensive Guide

HEIC to JPG conversion

Are you struggling to open HEIC files on non-Apple devices? Well, you’re not alone. High Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) files are mainly used by Apple devices due to their compact size and better quality compared to JPG files. However, they may not be supported on other devices, especially those running on Windows 11. But don’t worry, we have you covered! In this article, we will show you not one, but two methods of converting HEIC files to the widely supported JPG format.

Native Windows 11 App: Microsoft Paint

You can use native Windows 11 apps to convert your HEIC files to JPG, such as the Photos app or the Microsoft Paint app. In this guide, we will focus on using the Paint app for the conversion process. Before we begin, please note that you may need to download two file extension apps from the Microsoft Store: HEIF Image Extensions and HEVC Video Extensions. Both are developed by Microsoft Corporation. You can easily find these apps by searching their names in the Microsoft Store.

Here’s how you can convert your HEIC files to JPG using the Paint app:

  1. Open your HEIC file in the Paint app: Launch the Paint app on your Windows 11 PC and open your HEIC file within the app.

  2. Select “File” > “Save as”: Click on the “File” tab at the top-left corner of the Paint app interface and choose “Save as” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Selecting File > Save as
  1. Choose “JPEG picture”: In the save dialog box that appears, select “JPEG picture” (which is equivalent to JPG) as the file format.

  2. Name and save the file: Give your new file a name and choose the desired location to save it. Finally, click on the “Save” button.

And just like that, your HEIC file is now converted to JPG format using the Paint app! Alternatively, you can also follow a similar conversion process using the Photos app. Simply open your HEIC file with the Photos app, click on the three dots icon, select “Save as”, choose JPG as the file format, name your file, and hit “Save”.

Free Web App: Convertio

If you prefer not to use the built-in apps on your Windows 11 PC, you can opt for free online file conversion websites like Convertio. Converting files with Convertio is incredibly easy and hassle-free. However, please note that the free version of Convertio has certain limitations. You can only convert up to 10 files per day, each file must not exceed 100 MB in size, and you can only initiate a maximum of two conversions simultaneously. But fret not, these limitations should be more than enough for most users.

Here’s how you can use Convertio to convert your HEIC files to JPG:

  1. Visit the Convertio website: Open your web browser and go to the Convertio website.

  2. Select the “Choose files” button: On the Convertio website, click on the red “Choose files” button.

Step 2: Selecting Choose Files on Convertio website
  1. Upload your HEIC file: In the file selection dialog box, choose the desired HEIC file from your computer and click “Open”.

  2. Choose the output format: Once your HEIC file is uploaded, click on the down arrow icon and select “JPG” from the drop-down menu. This ensures that your file will be converted to JPG format.

Step 3: Selecting JPG on the Convertio website
  1. Click the “Convert” button: Hit the red “Convert” button to initiate the conversion process.

  2. Download your converted file: After the conversion is complete, you will see a blue “Download” button. Click on it to download your newly converted JPG file.

Voila! Your HEIC file has now been successfully converted to JPG format using Convertio. The downloaded file should be saved in your PC’s Downloads folder. It’s important to note that Convertio stores your converted files for 24 hours. If you wish to delete them manually, simply navigate to the Convertio website, select “My files”, and click on the X icons next to the Download buttons of your converted files.

Conclusion

Converting HEIC files to JPG format is no longer a daunting task, even for Windows 11 users. Whether you choose to use the native Windows 11 apps or opt for a free web app like Convertio, you now have the tools and knowledge to effortlessly transform your HEIC files into a more universally compatible format. So go ahead and liberate your images from the confines of the HEIC format, and enjoy the flexibility of sharing, viewing, and editing your files on any platform or device!

If you found this guide helpful, be sure to check out our other articles on converting PDFs to Word documents, and Excel files to Google Sheets. Keep exploring and unlocking the full potential of your digital arsenal!