Open And View HEIC Pictures In Windows 7 And Windows 8/8.1

By now, you likely know about HEIC image format. If not, HEIC is a relatively new image format which takes about 40{ca72fcc16b4ff772b8f24aa4026803b91a36d460bba7382bb545eaac5ed3cb2c} lesser space than the popular JPG image format without compromising on the picture quality.

Since HEIC takes about half the space of JPG, Apple started using this lesser-known image format in their iPhones and made the image format popular over night.

Apple iPhone gadgets running iOS 11 or later on have an option to conserve recorded images in HEIC instead of JPG to conserve space. If you own a 32 GB or 64 GB design of iPhone, it makes sense to enable and use the HEIC image format on your iPhone. While iPhone 7 and later versions can immediately convert HEIC to JPG while transferring them to your PC, you might wish to keep the initial image format to conserve disk space on your PC as well. However how do you open those HEIC photos on a Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC as the format is not supported?

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 do not support HEIC image format out of the box as the HEIC did not exist at that time. In fact, Windows 10 1709 and earlier variations did not support HEIC image format. Microsoft brought the assistance for HEIC just with version 1803 (April 2018 Update for Windows 10) which was launched in April 2018.

If you are still on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 for some reason and want to open and see HEIC/HEIF image format on your PC, you have no option but to choose third-party tools.

CopyTrans HEIC is a totally free plugin for Windows operating system to make it possible for PC users to open and see HEIC/HEIF photos with ease. The good thing is that you can open HEIC/HEIF in your default image audience (Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7 and Windows 8) when the CopyTrans HEIC is installed on your PC. Besides, it will likewise allow thumbnails for HEIC pictures in Windows Explorer (did not work for us though).

The software application not just enables you to view HEIC/HEIF photo however also enables you to transform HEIC to JPEG when needed. To do that, right-click on a HEIC/HEIF image format and after that click Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans choice.

As said previously, CopyTrans HEIC is a must have software for iPhone users who often backup and view information on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 PCs.

Please note that you will not have the ability to open HEVC videos even after setting up CopyTrans HEIC plugin on your PC.

Check out the following link to download the most recent variation of CopyTrans HEIC.

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