How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac

Operating systems like iOS, macOS, Windows, Android Pie, and later support HEIC. However, the rest of the OSes and many popular apps and services, have not joined the bandwagon yet. So at times, you will have to convert HEIC to JPG on Mac.

High-Efficiency Image Coding (HEIC) or High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) stores twice as much information as a JPEG image of the same size.

But JPG, also called JPEG, is widespread, and almost every software, applications, and operating system supports it. To assist you, here are four methods using which you can quickly change HEIC images to JPG format on your Mac. Let’s take a look at each one of them!

How to Batch Convert Images from HEIC to JPG with Preview App on Mac

Step #1. If it is a single picture file double click, to open it in Preview. If you have multiple HEIC images, select them by holding the Command (⌘) key or select all by Command (⌘) + A. After that, right-click and choose Open.

Note: If you have set another app like Photos, Sketch, etc. as default, then click on ‘Open With’ and select ‘Preview.’

Right Click on Selected Photos and Choose Open with and Then Select Preview on Mac

Step #2. Click on Edit from top menu bar. Now, click on Select All.

Click on Edit from Menubar and Then Click on Select All

Step #3. Next, click on File and then click on Export Selected Images.

Click on File from Top Menu and Then Click on Export Selected Images on Mac

Step #4. From the bottom left, click on Options. Now, click next to Format and select JPEG. You may also drag the Quality slider to Best. Finally, click on Choose.

Click on Options in Priview App on Mac

Select JPEG in Format Section and Then Click on Choose

Note: You can also select the location for exported images. Click on Documents, Downloads, etc. from the left sidebar or choose ‘New Folder’ from bottom left.

Step #5. All your HEIC images are exported as JPEG.

How to Change HEIC Images to JPG on Mac using the Photos App

Step #1. Open the image(s) in Mac’s Photos app. Most likely, these images will be under the Imports option of the app.

Step #2. Select and drag the images from Photos app to the desktop or a folder. They will be exported as JPEG.

Another Method

Follow step #1 above. Next, select the image(s) and click on File from top menu bar. Now, choose ExportExport (number) Photos…

Click on File and Select Export and Choose Export Photos on Mac

For Photo Kind, make sure it is JPEG and click on Export. Finally, select the location where you want the JPEG images to be saved and click on Export.

Select JPEG and Click on Export

Select Location Where You Want to Save Photos and Then Click on Export

How to Convert .HEIC to JPEG on Mac using Third-Party Apps

We used two default, in-built apps in the above methods – Preview and Photos. Now let us take the help of some great third-party Mac apps that effortlessly convert HEIC to JPEG.

Two such apps I recommend are:

You can download them from the Mac App Store. They are straightforward to use, and you will have no difficulty.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG Online

Do you not like to use an app or download a new app? Well, you can always make use of free online websites that let you change HEIC to JPG.

Two websites I recommend for converting HEIC images to JPEG are:

Note: When you use these websites, your image is uploaded to their servers. So proceed only if you want to.

Wrapping up…

These were four easy ways to change the image format from HEIC to JPEG on a macOS device. I hope this how-to answered your question.

There is also a different method that involves using the Automator app to do this job. But for the sake of simplicity, I have excluded that method.

Before you go, here is an extra piece of information. These are the iOS 11 or later devices that can capture HEIF images.

  • iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus or later
  • iPad (6th generation) or later
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (11-inch)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) or later

Finally, if you like, you may navigate to Settings app → CameraFormats → and select Most Compatible. Now your iPhone will shoot photos in JPEG format.

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