How To Download HEIC Photos as JPG in Google Photos

Karrar Haider

For over six years, Karrar has been writing about everything Google and Windows with a strict focus on improving security and finding ways to get more out of our devices.

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14 Responses

  1. Very useful. Thanks for the effort in making this solution available.

  2. Kerry Gorczynski says:

    This issue has been driving me absolutely insane! I found a workaround similar to what your article states, except I’m running into the problem when uploading the .jpg files to Shutterfly. Typically, the .jpg files from my phone had the date taken saved with the file, but when I convert the .heic files, it apparently disappears. Have you looked into keeping this data with the photos at all? Right now I am trying to download them from my phone on to my mac (with a cable) to see if that helps keep the data somehow. I’m working on a yearbook photo book with 800 photos, so I don’t want to waste my time renaming them all, etc.

  3. Jill says:

    Is there a way to change the setting in google photos to save as jpg?

  4. Luke says:

    Thanks for sharing this article, I think converting jpg to png images is also an important issue for everyone. Does anyone like me use JPG4PNG.COM tool to convert images from jpg to png a online way not?

  5. Ardo says:

    Firstly thank you for a very complete and clear explanation of how to do this on a computer. Secondly, I’m wondering if you have a solution for someone in my situation. I have the photos I want to change to jpg on an Android phone not on the computer. How shall I proceed? I’d prefer to keep them on the Android phone. Lastly, is there a way to prevent Google from bring the default photo thief? Can I somehow disable that feature? Thanks in advance for your attention.

  6. Amy says:

    This is super helpful, thank you very much for your time in helping less knowledgable people :)

  7. Rob says:

    Yeah, thanks for writing this it really helped me out like everyone else.

  8. Michael Burrichter says:

    Apowersoft HEIC converter is not really free. If you opt to use the free version, your JPEG photos have a big HEIC logo in the middle of them that you cannot remove. In other words, useless. The “VIP” membership is a subscription. Click bait

    • Susan Yonker says:

      Ugh I just did this I thought it was the answer to my problems and here it that big logo on every photo!!!

  9. John H Lacrosse says:

    It sounded good but didn’t work for me. I am using windows 10 with a Google Chrome Browser. I open the pic, click Control – and it reduces the picture size. If I use Control + it enlarges the picture size. The problem either way I do it is:
    When I right click it only offer one option = comment!
    Any work around this these systems to get it to work correctly.

  10. Cam says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been having this problem and had no idea whatsoever how to fix it… until I found these steps.

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