Last Updated : | Wide Angle Software
High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC) is an image file format that boasts a smaller file size and an improvement in image quality comparing to standard JPEG format.
This format was adopted by Apple in 2017 and is available on iOS devices running iOS 11 or newer, starting from the iPhone 7. Although there is already a lot of support for the HEIC format, we are still waiting for Microsoft and many photo apps to natively support the format on Windows. Mac users are experiencing better support for HEIC images - these can be viewed natively on Macs running macOS High Sierra (10.13) or newer.
TouchCopy allows you to copy any data from your iPhone to your computer. You can even transfer HEIC formatted images, however, Windows and some photo apps do not fully support HEIC images just yet, so you may run into problems viewing HEIC images on your computer.
There are 2 ways you can go about getting around this issue at this time:
If your device can take HEIC formatted photos, it is possible to change the format in which photos are taken using your iPhone camera. To change the format, follow the steps below:
There are currently two options available. These are 'High Efficiency' and 'Most Compatible'. By setting the format to 'High Efficiency', future photos and videos will be stored as HEIF/HEIC files. By setting the format to 'Most Compatible', future photos and videos will be stored as JPEG/H.264 files.
Please note that changing the camera format will only affect future photos and videos that are taken after the format has been changed. Existing photos and videos will not be reformatted to the newly chosen setting.Buy TouchCopy Now
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