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Offline henrwn

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Question about heic files
« on: November 15, 2018, 06:24:36 PM »
Got a new iPhone 8 two months ago and the storage is short so i am preparing backing up them to computer. When the device connected to PC and are .heic files in DCIM folder. How can I view or open them in Windows 10?

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 12:55:00 AM »
It isn't something I'm familiar with as I don't have a mobile phone of any description.

However, on researching this, Win 10 doesn't support .heic files yet, although this is in the pipeline.

This article though gives some suggestions in how you can convert them until they are fully supported.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/photo-video/open-heic-windows-3664186/
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 01:36:10 AM by Boggin »

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 06:26:16 PM »
It isn't something I'm familiar with as I don't have a mobile phone of any description.

However, on researching this, Win 10 doesn't support .heic files yet, although this is in the pipeline.

This article though gives some suggestions in how you can convert them until they are fully supported.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/photo-video/open-heic-windows-3664186/

as the post suggests,  converting to jpg seems the only way  :sad: I doubt the quality would be worse than orginal

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 12:58:08 AM »
Let us know the outcome about the quality, but as things stand, the options seem to be limited.

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 11:00:45 PM »
There's no update regarding .heic file support in any version of Windows yet. But you can definitely convert images online or even in the phone through some apps. But there might be some quality degradation. 

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 01:27:26 AM »
Let us know the outcome about the quality, but as things stand, the options seem to be limited.

Some of the images were blurred a little bit :cry:

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 01:42:46 AM »
Well hopefully MS will get their finger out and support these file types in a later release.

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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 01:44:53 AM »
Have you read this link? I don't run W10, but there is a suggestion that Windows 10 can open heic files with a little jiggery-pokery!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.howtogeek.com/345504/how-to-open-heic-files-on-windows-or-convert-them-to-jpeg/amp/
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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 01:52:41 AM »
I don't like the second idea of uploading files to be converted but the first one looks useful as it stays within Windows.


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Re: Question about heic files
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 03:06:32 AM »
Hi op ,these files are HEIC format ,you'll never open them on the computer, only JPG file format can do this on computer.
Follow this program and view them on your computer: https://www.tunesbro.com/view-heic-file-on-pc-mac.html
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 12:10:16 AM by placenice »