With the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple’s new HEIF/HEVC photo formats will make it trickier to use and share iPhone photos in a world still dominated by JPEG images. Luckily, heictojpg.com is here to save the day with an easy-to-use conversion service.
iOS 11 will mean that your iPhone takes its photos in this new format rather than JPEG as we are used to in an effort to save a reported 50% in file size (with no loss of quality).
It’s able to process up to 30 files at a time, and using the service is as easy as just drag and dropping.
Once converted, you’re given a link to click and that will download the JPEG straight to your computer.
“The best part is that the HEIC files that are converted to a JPG will then be optimized by JPEGmini, so the quality of the photo will remain the same but the size of the file will be smaller,” Beamr tells PetaPixel.
HEIC files are capable of storing both single images as well as image sequences (such as photo bursts or video clips) using both lossy and lossless compression. Audio and text can also be stored alongside image sequences. The new format can even store relevant metadata during your editing process – things like rotation, cropping, and overlays.
Those features are a huge upgrade over JPEG, but until it overtakes JPEG in usage and until software widely supports it, you may want to keep a service like heictojpg.com close at hand to keep your new photos ready to share.