IOS 11 and macOS High Sierra have arrived and, with them, the new image and video formats HEIF and HEVC that we detail in this article.
Before we move on, a tip: if you want to use them on iOS, I need to go to Camera Settings Formats and make sure that the “High Efficiency” option is selected. On iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X, by the way, only with it will you be able to shoot at 4K60 and 1080p240.
Well, but what if you have a .heif or .heic image file (both extensions of HEIF format) on your Mac or PC? A naughty converter would do well, wouldn't it?
Because the DigiDNA, responsible for iMazing and iMazing Mini, launched this week the iMazing HEIC Converter. The name leaves no doubt what it is about: a simple HEIF to JPEG (or PNG) image converter, free and available for both Macs and PCs.
Obviously, if you're already running macOS High Sierra, you don't even need it. The iCloud Photos Library syncs everything from iPhone to Mac using these new formats in the Photos app, but as soon as you drag something out of it, a conversion happens automatically so you don't have headaches with compatibility. For cases in which this does not happen, this is the utility.
For users of iMazing, here's the tip: its 2.4.1 version for Mac also now supports this automatic image conversion.