Open HEIC files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a High Efficiency Image Format (.HEIC or .HEIF) file?

File Viewer Plus can open HEIC image files! It can also resize and crop your images, as well as apply effects and adjust brightness, contrast, and color. If you need an HEIC image in a different format, you can convert it to JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, or BMP. If you have a lot of HEIC images, you can also batch convert all of them in a single step.

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What is a .HEIC file?

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iOS devices began storing captured photos as HEIC images in 2017 with the release of iOS 11. Previously, the devices used the JPEG format by default. Apple switched to the HEIF format because it could more efficiently store images without sacrificing image quality.

If you share an image captured by your iPhone (7 or later) or iPad (6th generation or later) with iOS 11 or later installed, the device automatically converts it to the JPEG format. However, you may acquire an HEIC file if you download a photo directly from iCloud Photos, share an image you took with your iOS device via AirDrop, or if a friend or coworker emails an HEIC image he took on his own iOS device. In any of those cases, you can use File Viewer Plus to view and edit HEIC images or convert them to one of several more common image formats.

Alternate file extensions: .heif

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File Viewer Plus HEIC Support

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You can edit HEIC files with File Viewer Plus, but edited HEIC files must be saved in another format, such as JPEG, PNG, or TIFF.

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