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HEIC converter
March 30, 2018
2:57 pm

Do you recommend downloading IMAZING converter so that I can convert the HEIC photos to jpeg?

March 31, 2018
9:15 am
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You might not have to. It appears that Google Photos has been updated to download HEIC files into .jpg automatically. It works for me anyway.

Try this and let me know:

  1. On a computer, open your Google Photos, and open the HEIC photo you want.
  2. Click the 3-dot menu in upper right and Download
  3. Choose a folder and Save

When I did this a few months ago, the results was an unreadable HEIC file. When I did it today, I get a .jpg

Let me know.

Meanwhile, I still recommend changing your iPhone settings to not use the HEIC format until Windows and Mac catch up.

See this article:

Google Photos and the New iOS 11 HEIC Photo Format

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