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How to open HEIC photos and images on Android and convert them to JPG

It sure sounds like you JPG truth? That’s because it’s about the image format more popular and widespread, with significant compression and relatively low quality reduction. But there are more modern formats that apply higher compression and have less loss of image quality and .HEIC It is not only one of them, but it is called to be the substitute for JPG. But, for now, not all our Android phones can open .HEIC In a direct way.

For many years we have been using the format JPG as a ‘standard’ In the photography; however, alternatives are emerging and the format .HEIC It is one of them. In Android 10 and later versions it is already supported natively, in addition to the fact that the applications of the Mountain View company, the GAPPS, are already adapted. But not all of us have updated mobile devices, so you have to use third-party software to be able to open .HEIC files. In addition, with this procedure we can convert to JPG From the phone.

Open .HEIC files and convert images to JPG format from mobile

For all this we will need to download the application Luma, available at the end of this article. It’s free on the Google Play Store. As soon as we install it and open it on our smartphone, it will give us the option, as can be seen in the previous screenshot, of open an image or select an entire folder with all your images in .HEIC format. We will choose one way or another what we want to open and, on the next screen, we will see which images are in this format.

Now we have several options, one of them is to use Luma only for visualize these images, in case our device does not support the format natively, and the other is turn into the images to .JPG format.

If we choose this second option, then we will have to do the following: from the image display panel, where the thumbnail of all of them appears, we will select one or more and click on the upper right corner. You just have to press the icon in the shape of a photograph, and the images will automatically be converted to JPG format compatible with our device and stored in its internal memory. Obviously, the process will take more or less depending on the number of images selected, and also depending on the weight of the files that we have previously selected.

Luma: HEIF (* .heic) Viewer and Converter
Luma: HEIF (* .heic) Viewer and Converter