The solution is to install CopyTrans HEIC
to your computer and you will be able to preview and display HEIC files without needing additional software.
As a parenthesis, let’s see why this HEIC format is even worth the trouble. HEIC/HEIF was introduced with iOS 11 and comes with the great advantage of taking up half the space of JPGs without sacrificing image quality – when you think you can store twice more images to your computer, the format is worth giving it a try.
The main features provided by this application are viewing HEIC and HEIF files on Windows, converting HEIC to JPG online, printing HEIC images, and inserting HEIC to Microsoft Office files.
CopyTrans HEIC is the first app to ensure native support, which means that HEIC files will display thumbnails just as JPEGs. It is an integration technology similar to that used by Nikon and Canon to make their RAW formats compatible with Windows.
It takes less than a minute to gain access to HEIC images – all you need to do is download and install CopyTrans HEIC and then you can just double-click on your HEIC photo to see it.
Furthermore, you can convert the files to JPG with just a simple right click; using CopyTrans HEIC for converting tasks is recommended on the one hand because it is fast, and on the other hand because you can maintain privacy – your photos stay safe on your computer instead of being accessed by online HEIC converters.
CopyTrans HEIC has a discreet presence, as it functions like a plugin. There is no app interface; all the actions are visible with your file browser and Windows Picture Viewer.
HEIC is not supported by Windows, so how can you have access to these images?