Open HEIC files with File Viewer Plus

HEIC file open in File Viewer Plus 5
HEIC file open in File Viewer Plus 5

Do you need to open a HEIC file?

File Viewer Plus can open HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) files. It can resize and crop the images, apply effects, and adjust brightness, contrast, and color. The application can also convert HEIC photos to different formats, including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, or BMP. And if you have a lot of HEIC images, you can batch convert them to another format in several simple steps.

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What is an .HEIC file?

HEIC files are images saved in the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). iOS devices began storing captured photos as HEIC images in 2017 when Apple released iOS 11. Apple switched to the HEIF format because it stores images in smaller file sizes than the JPEG format 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 a HEIC file if you download a photo directly from iCloud Photos or share an image you took with your iOS device as a HEIC file via AirDrop. A friend or coworker may also email you a digital photograph they took on their iOS device or converted to the HEIC format with an image editor. Regardless of the case, 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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