How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

Apple released a new format for photos in IOS and although not initially compatible we show you How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

Apple is quickly making HEIC the default format of choice on IOS and Mac so we show you?How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10 as well. The steps given below are not currently free but as free options become available we will expand our article to include resources to FREE content. We never want you to pay if something available free is better.

Why Use HEIC?

Apple decided on using the format due to compression, the idea was to simply utilise the space without a loss of quality. When you reached that then storage becomes less of an issue.

How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

Microsoft makes it fairly easy when you simply select open you are greeted with the option to download additional codecs from the Microsoft Store.

How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

Our next steps are as follows

  1. Select Download Codecs from Microsoft Store
  2. You will then be prompted to install the HEVC Video Extensions plugin

The plugin is not free but it is a very reasonable price of £0.79

How To Open HEIC Format On Windows 10

 

Are we all done?

Windows will now open HEIC files, however, to note you could perform a search for HEIC and be provided with alternative sources.

It is also worth noting that you can convert them on the iPhone and the web for sending.

We are planning to release articles showing you just how easy it is to use IOS to move images and videos across the both Mac and PC without having to buy codecs from the Microsoft store. We all love options, right?

If you need help setting up HEIC or any other difficulties you may have. Complete our form below or call 03330 509625.

 

 

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