Apple’s version of HEIF
HEIC is a format primarily made by Apple, created following the HEIF or High-Efficiency Image File Format. HEIC files allow you to store multiple images in one file and can be used in a number of ways, such as for live photos and burst mode.
When it comes to both compression and image quality, HEIC files win out over JPEG. The HEIC format can actually enhance the quality of photos with transparency and a broader dynamic range capabilities.
HEIC files are the default format for images across your Apple devices, so it should be easy to open them on your Mac. Just right-click on the file and select Open with Preview – the file should then launch in the Preview program. Alternatively, you can import the files to your Photos app or upload them to Dropbox.
HEIC files will work across iOS devices with no problem, but they aren't compatible with many other platforms. You may not be able to upload a HEIC file to social media, share it in an email, publish it in a blog post, share it with an Android phone, and so on.
HEIC is the file format name Apple has chosen for the new HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) Standard. Using advanced and modern compression methods, it allows photos to be created in smaller file sizes while retaining a higher image quality compared to JPEG/JPG.
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