A heic file extension is associated with the High Efficiency Image File Format, a picture image format, developed by Moving Picture Experts Group.

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HEIC file extension - High Efficiency Image Format

What is heic file? How to open heic files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The heic file extension is related to the High Efficiency Image File Format, a picture image file format based on HEVC (High Efficiency Video Compression - H.265), developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) in 2013.

The heic file contains:

  • Image Items
  • Image Derivations
  • Image Sequences
  • Auxiliary Image Items
  • Image Metadata

The HEIC images requires less storage space than JPG images without quality loss.

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The default software associated to heic file type:

Zoner Photo Studio icon

ZONER, Inc. logoZoner Photo Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Zoner Photo Studio is application used to manage photos and pictures. Photo Studio can also convert, edit and apply effects to picture images. Photo Studio supports variety of picture formats as well as photo RAW formats. Zoner Studio is available in three editions, Pro, Home and Free.

Apple Photos icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Photos  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Photos has been engineered from the ground up to help you keep photo growing library organized and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images as well as create beautiful gifts for sharing.

Help how to open HEIC files:

Use compatible tools to view content of *.heic files.

How to convert file with extension HEIC:

The *.heic files can be exported to other picture image file formats.

Find conversions from heic file:

heic to jpeg

heic to jpg

heic to png

List of software applications associated to the .heic file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open heic file, edit heic file, convert heic file, view heic file, play heic file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting heic files.

  • View heic file
  • Convert heic file

heic file viewer - programs that view heic file - High Efficiency Image Format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view heic file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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