5 Best & Free HEIC/HEIF to JPEG Converters for Android


Looking for the best HEIC or HEIF to JPEG Converter for Android? You will find a few here. Take a look at the 5 best and free HEIC/HEIF to JPEG Converters for Android. These converters will convert the images with minimum loss of quality.

Before you go through the HEIF to JPEG converts for Android, let me tell you what this format is and how it works.

HEIC/HEIF – What does it mean?

First of all, the HEIC and HEIF formats are the same. It means High-Efficiency Image Coding or High-Efficiency Image Format. It’s driven from the HEVC video format. This format was introduced by Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).

The idea behind the introduction of this new format for images was to consume the least amount of storage. When you capture the images in RAW and JPEG formats, the size of the picture is huge. To save the pictures on a phone or computer, you need a lot of space too. Especially nowadays when the cameras of phones are coming with 108 megapixels sensors, you would need loads of storage to save the pictures. A picture taken through a 108 megapixels camera can have a size of up to 30 MBs. This is when the image will be saved in the JPEG format.

The size of the same picture can be cut down by saving it in the HEIF format. When we talk about reducing the size, the question that quickly runs through everyone’s mind is that what will be the impact on the quality of the picture. With the HEIF format, there is a minimum to 0 loss of quality in a picture. The details, colors, sharpness remain the same as a JPEG image. The HEIF uses a different compression approach which makes the image less heavy.

So, to sum it up, the HEIC or HEIF formats can be used to save high-quality images by consuming a very small amount of storage on your phone.

In some cases, the HEIC format images are only 5-10% smaller than the JPEG counterpart and sometimes, the images are 40-50% smaller in size.

To understand it better, take a look at the following images and their sizes in the JPEG vs HEIC formats.

JPEG Image
HEIC Image
JPEG vs HEIC Size Comparison
JPEG vs HEIC Size Comparison for another picture

Assuming that you have an understanding of the HEIC/HEIF format, we can now proceed further.

HEIC and HEIF Images can be problematic on some devices. There are operating systems and platforms that still do not support these formats. For example, viewing the HEIC images on a computer can be troublesome. If you upload these pictures to cloud storage, there can be issues with viewing the pictures online.

If you have been taking pictures in the aforementioned format and you want to convert them to JPEG, you can do that easily. There are HEIC to JPEG converters specifically built for the devices that use this format.

For Android, you will find many such converters in the Play Store. I have picked up 5 best converters after thorough testing. Take a look at the converters and install the one that appeals the most to you.

HEIC/HEIF to JPEG Converters for Android

Total Media Converter

Total Media Converter is the nicest among all the converters. It has an easy-to-use UI that attracted me the most. It can convert images into almost all the formats from into other relevant formats. When a user presses the button to add an image to the converter, it asks you about the image’s original format and the format you want to convert it to. In the list, you can find HEIC, JPG, JPEG, WEBP, PNG, MP4, FLV, WMV, and many other formats.

HEIC/HEIF to JPEG Converters for Android
Total Image Converter in action

The HEIC images can be converted to JPG, JPEG, PNG, and WEBP formats only. Once you choose the HEIC To JPEG, it will ask you to add the picture. The file manager will let you navigate through the pictures. When you will select the folder that has the HEIC image, it will show the HEIC images only which will make the selection easy.

After you have added the image, you have to press the convert button on the top-right corner. It will take a few seconds and the converted image appears in the result.

Image Converter by Rectfy

Image Converter can convert images to JPG, PNG, wEBP, GIF, and PDF formats. The for this converter’s presence in this list is the selection of image output quality. The converter welcomes you with a nice UI showing all the formats that it converts too. There is a transparency tool in this converter. If a part or parts of the image are transparent, you can fill the transparency with the color of your choice. You can choose the output quality from 0 to 100.

HEIC/HEIF to JPEG Converters for Android
Converting HEIC to JPEG using this Converter

To add the images, you simply tap the gallery icon in the center. Another great feature of Image Converter is that it doesn’t make you go through the file manager. It shows you the gallery straight away. You can open the album where your HEIC images are residing and select the image. Converted images appear in the gallery of your phone.

Image Converter

This is yet another converter built to get the task done quickly. Not a very impressive UI, but it’s still a bit easy to choose your desired image in this converter. It supports a ton of formats other than the HEIC.

Image Converter in use.

The downside is that it’s not going to filter the HEIC images for you. You will have to go through your gallery and choose the HEIC image manually. It also has the option to change the output quality of the image.

HEIC to JPG Free

As simple as its name suggests. A very straight forward converter with no additional options at all. It filters the HEIC images in a folder. The reason for this converter to be at the 4th spot is that it doesn’t show you the thumbnails of the HEIC images.

The HEIC to jPG Converter

You cannot view what image you are selecting. To be accurate with your selection, you must know the name of the image or select it based on the time and image’s number on the list. Other than that it can do its job without any hassle.

Luma HEIC to JPG Converter

Luma is popular, but the last in our list. There are a few reasons why I’d want it to be your 5th choice. Luma is built for HEIC to JPEG only, but when it comes to selecting the HEIC images, the real pain starts. After clicking on the “+” button in Luma, it takes you the root of your phone’s storage.

Luma converting the images

Once you have finally entered the folder where the HEIC image is saved, you find that the images are sorted in ascending order on the basis of the date. You heard that right. If you have 2 thousand images in that folder, you will have to scroll all the way down to find the HEIC image. Luma could have used a HEIC filter like the converters mentioned above, but I guess it is what it is. Luma should be your choice if one of the converters mentioned above does not work.


That’s all. Hopefully, have picked up the right HEIC to HEIF converter for yourself. If you have any questions or queries, use the comment box below. I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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