Open HEIF files with File Viewer Plus

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

File Viewer Plus can open HEIF image files! It comes with various image editing features that allow you to apply effects and adjust the color, contrast, and brightness of the image. You can also resize and crop HEIF images and batch convert them to JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP formats.

Open, edit, and convert HEIF files without using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Try File Viewer Plus today!

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What is a .HEIF file?

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iOS devices began storing captured photos as HEIF and HEIC images in 2017 with the release of iOS 11. Before the HEIF format was introduced, the devices used the JPEG format to store images by default. HEIF and HEIC files can store images more efficiently than JPG files without sacrificing image quality.

If you use an iPhone (7 or later) or iPad (6th generation or later) with iOS 11 or later installed, the device saves images as HEIF or HEIC files by default. If you share the image to a social site or via email, the iOS device converts the image to JPEG format. But you may still encounter a HEIF file if you download an image directly from iCloud Photos or if a friend or coworker emails a HEIF image he took on his own iOS device. Regardless of how you acquire a HEIF file, you can use File Viewer Plus to view and edit the image or convert it to a more common image format, such as JPEG or PNG.

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File Viewer Plus HEIF Support

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

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