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KAPPA TECHNOLOGY BLOG 

ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES WITH YOUR IPHONE? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!


Apple has been using a proprietary photo format in iOS11 and up called HEIC. This is different from the normal, standard JPG format. HEIC stands for High-Efficiency Image Container. In comparison to JPG, it reduces the file size by up to 50% and offers better, if not the same, quality. The issue with HEIC is that it’s not generally compatible with other devices and apps, and you or others may not be able to open a HEIC photo from a computer. There are some workarounds if you find yourself or others having issues.


how to set your iphone to take jpg photos instead of heic photos


If HEIC formatted photos become too much of a problem, you can easily change the format in your iPhone settings.

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Select Camera.

  3. Select Formats.

  4. Select Most Compatible.


How to automatically send photos from your iPhone as JPG, not HEIC


If you would prefer to keep your photos as HEIC but share them as JPEG photos automatically, you can do that as well.

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Select Photos.

  3. Scroll down to Transfer to Mac or PC.

  4. Select Automatic.



HOW to CONVERT HEIC IMAGES TO JPEG ON

your PC

An issue we have found our clients having, is receiving HEIC files as attachments in emails. The best free online converter we have found is Heictojpg.com. You can easily drag and drop your photos onto the website’s interface, and it will convert your HEIC files to JPG.


conclusion

Having to deal with HEIC files can be irritating, but they do serve a purpose. They minimize the size of your pictures while retaining the quality. If you leave your photos as HEIC, it will be in your best interest. There are a handful of ways to quickly and easily convert your pictures to the JPG format.

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