How To View Heic Files In Windows 10

In recent years, the HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) file format has emerged as a popular option for storing images on iOS devices. This format offers better compression and higher image quality compared to traditional formats like JPEG. However, if you’re a Windows user, you might face some difficulty in viewing HEIC files, as Windows 10 does not natively support it.

Fortunately, there are several methods to view HEIC files on a Windows 10 PC. In this blog post, we will walk you through the different ways to open and view HEIC files on your computer.

Method 1: Install HEIF Image Extensions from Microsoft

Microsoft provides an official extension to add support for HEIC files in Windows 10. Here’s how to install it:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store and search for “HEIF Image Extensions.”
  2. Click on the app and then click on “Get” to download and install the extension.
  3. Once installed, you should be able to view HEIC files using the built-in Photos app in Windows 10.

Method 2: Convert HEIC to JPEG Using an Online Converter

If you don’t want to install any additional software or extensions, you can use an online converter to convert your HEIC files to a more compatible format like JPEG. There are several websites that offer this service for free, such as HEICtoJPG.

To convert your files, simply visit the website, upload your HEIC files, and download the converted JPEG images.

Method 3: Use a Third-Party Image Viewer

Another option is to use a third-party image viewer that supports HEIC files. Some popular options include:

These image viewers not only support HEIC files but also offer additional features like batch conversion, image editing, and more.


With one of these methods, you should now be able to view your HEIC files on your Windows 10 computer. Whether you choose to install the official Microsoft extension, convert your files to a different format, or use a third-party image viewer, you’ll be able to access and enjoy your high-quality HEIC images without hassle.