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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your HEIC to PNG using our fast and free HEIC converter tool.
|High Efficiency Image File Format
HEIC stands for High Efficiency Image File Format, which is a file format used to store images and image sequences. It was introduced by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) as part of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. HEIC files are designed to offer superior compression capabilities compared to traditional image formats like JPEG, resulting in smaller file sizes without compromising image quality. This format is especially popular among Apple devices, as it allows them to store and display images using less storage space while maintaining high visual fidelity.
The HEIC format employs advanced compression algorithms to achieve its efficiency, such as a more efficient way of storing pixel data, support for both lossy and lossless compression, and the ability to store multiple images or sequences in a single file (similar to a container format). While this format excels in reducing file sizes, one downside is that not all devices and software support it natively. However, most modern devices and operating systems, especially those from Apple, have integrated HEIC support, and there are various third-party tools available for converting HEIC files to more widely supported formats like JPEG, ensuring compatibility across different platforms.
In conclusion, HEIC is an advanced image file format known for its high efficiency in compression, which results in smaller file sizes and reduced storage consumption while preserving image quality. Its popularity is mainly attributed to its adoption by Apple devices, but it has gained broader recognition due to its impressive compression capabilities. As technology continues to evolve, wider support for the HEIC format is likely to increase, making it a viable option for users seeking to optimize their image storage and sharing experiences.
|Portable Network Graphics
PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.
The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.
One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.
Our HEIC imaging tool will accurately convert your HEIC file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your HEIC file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your HEIC file to upload. Your HEIC file will be uploaded to our servers. When the HEIC to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.
We aim to process all HEIC to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.
If you are converting your HEIC file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.
No. When converting your HEIC file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded HEIC file.