Time moves forward and newer and better tech is released every day. Take iOS 11 for example. A wonderful operating system, complete with everything you might want in a handset, but it comes with a minor downside for all you would be photographers out there. A new compression format for images. HEIC might be great, allowing for higher quality images to be stored in far smaller packages, but not even most version of OSX can open them, never mind Windows. Thankfully there is a solution to this. The Joyoshare heic converter tool, a quick an easy way to convert your HEIC images into a usable format.
What is HEIC?
HEIC, or High – Efficiency Image Format, is a new file format from Apple, introduced in their latest OS offerings. It has many upsides, such as larger images in smaller packages and greater overall quality. It is not technically a format, more of a storage medium, like MKV. The biggest problem is that it is not supported by Windows or Android by default, so if you need to transfer photos you are going to need a converter, which is where Joyoshare steps in. It allows you to easily convert any Apple’s iOS 11 photos from HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF and more.
Joyoshare HEIC Converter for Windows Initial Impressions
Joyoshare is a software company specializing in conversion. I have used a number of their products in the past, and have yet to be disappointed. They are simple, easy to use, and they are inexpensive. This HEIC converter is no different. A simple, easy to understand interface that does exactly what you want it to do.
The first thing you will notice when you load the program is the GUI. A clean and simple style here, though that blue is a little disquieting. You can see in the image on the left, the design has a lo-fi version of the program as it’s background, pointing you to where you need to go to actually convert the files. it’s a nice touch. Issues here though, perhaps it is my resolution, but I would have liked to see the font scale a little better. It’s more than legible, and hardly a deal breaker, but I did have to scooch a little closer to read it. There are two ways to add photos to the program.
Either click the button on the bottom left and navigate through the explorer to where your photos are, or simply drag and drop. I prefer the drag and drop method, but I am happy to see both options. Next, you pick the file format to convert to. There is a number of options online right now that simply convert the HEIC photo to a JPEG, but that isn’t enough for the fine folks over at Joyoshare, they offer a full gamut of possibilities here. You can choose between JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, WEBP, and TIFF. In addition, clicking on the format button allows you to change a number of settings. You can edit the final resolution, change the overall image quality and even batch output six images, one for each of the supported formats, at once. You can even instantly convert HEIC images in Bulk, and adjust photo quality your way.
Once the conversion process is complete your files are stored in the root directory of the HEIC converter. You can get there in your regular explorer bar, or you can click the button to the right of the format button to bring the page up automatically. Easy.
The output images seem to be pixel perfect to me, and I zoomed in very closely. This seems to be a HEIC to JPG converter that does not damage the original images.
You will notice that the size of the image file has gone up, but we knew that going in, but still, remember to check how much space you have when doing this, especially when converting a large volume of photos.
Joyoshare HEIC Converter for Windows Final Analysis
If you are looking for a HEIC converter, one that can convert HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc, in one click, then I highly recommend you check this one out. There is a free trial version available on the Joyoshare site, and there are very few restrictions. The product is on sale right now, sitting at $9.99, and could be well worth it, depending on your needs.