HEICfile extension

High Efficiency Image Format

Have trouble opening the .heic extension? Don't panic! This page explains heic files and suggests programs you may use to open heic files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is HEIC file?

A HEIC file has one or more images saved in High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF).

HEIF is a file format often used to store photos on iOS devices. HEIF has images or a sequence of pictures created by the Camera app on the iPhone and iPad. The file also creates metadata with an inventory of all the photos. HEIC files are saved with the extensions .heic and .HEIF.

Additional data

HEIF (H.265) is considered a digital photo storage format, allowing images to be stored in high quality but smaller file sizes. As soon as iOS 11 came out, Apple made HEIF the standard photo storage format for iOS devices. The new changes allowed iPhones and iPads to save photos as HEIC files.


How to open HEIC file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the heic extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the heic file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the heic file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open HEIC files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your heic file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.