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HEIC vs JPG/JPEG - Difference Between HEIC and JPG

What advantages does HEIC have over JPG? This HEIC vs JPG comparison will show your the difference between HEIC and JPG, including supported operating system, image quality, and storage size. You can also learn how to convert HEIC to JPG easily.

by Shannon |Mar 09,2018..

Recently, Apple announced a new iOS 11's image format named HEIC to replacing the most common JPG image format. This new HEIC attracts a lot of attention, and also leave a lot of questions. What is HEIC? What advantages and disadvantages does HEIC have? How to convert HEIC photos?

Here we will guide you to know this new HEIF and its advantages over JPG.
HEIC (High Efficiency Image File Format) is a type of file format which created by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). HEIC is the default photo format image for iPhones with the latest iOS version 11. It was designed to save your iPhone storage space and provides higher image quality than its image JPG format. 

HEIC VS JPG - Comparison between HEIC and JPG

1. HEIC VS JPG - Supported Operating System

JPG can support iOS, Windows, Android, Unix, and MacOS system. HEIC only supports iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra(10.13). The JPG is more common than HEIC format. 

If you have a lot of HEIC pictures and want to transfer them from your iPhone to your computer, you need to convert those HEIC pictures into JPG as your computer does not support HEIC. For now, you can do this job by using Online HEIC to JPG Converter and it will help you to covert HEIC picture to JPG which your computer can support.

2. HEIC VS JPG - Image Quality

HEIC has better image quality than JPG. 
HIEC format can preserve the images' details. Please check the detail in the below picture. And if you compress the HEIC format file, this compressed file size more efficiently than JPG format.

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Close-up view:

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3. HEIC VS JPG - Storage size 

HEIC is smaller and better than JPG.

The saved HEIC image is just half the size of JPG. That means you can store two HEIC photos on your iPhone  which are almost the same as one JPG photo.

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Extra Tip: How to Convert HEIC to JPG All at Once

If you used iOS 11 operating system and have difficulty in transfering or viewing HEIC images on other Windows system or non-iOS devices, you are supposed to convert HEIC to JPG. How to convert HEIC photos to JPG all at onceIOTranfer, an iPhone/iPad manager, will do it for you easily. It will convert all HEIC photos to JPG during the process of transferring iPhone photos to PC. In this way, you can convert HEIC to JPG, and save iPhone photos to PC at the same time. Download IOTranfer now to try its magic, and you will find more wonderful features of IOTransfer.

Conclusion: In this article, you can know those two image formats clearly and freely choose the best image format according to your requirement.


More Tips:

How to Convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone

Convert HEIC to JPG in Bulk

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