Free Online HEIF to PNG Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your HEIF file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted HEIF file before this time.

How to Convert your HEIF to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your HEIF to PNG using our fast and free HEIF converter tool.

Upload your HEIF file

Click the "Upload a HEIF File" button, then select a HEIF to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for HEIF and PNG

ExtensionHEIF
Full NameHigh Efficiency Image File Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/heif
FormatBinary

HEIF stands for High Efficiency Image File Format. It is a file format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) that is designed to store images and image sequences more efficiently than traditional formats like JPEG and PNG. HEIF uses advanced compression techniques, including High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265, to significantly reduce file sizes while maintaining high image quality. This format is particularly popular for storing photos on modern smartphones and other devices as it helps save storage space without sacrificing visual fidelity.

One of the key advantages of HEIF is its support for a wide range of features, including multiple images, image thumbnails, alpha channels, and even image editing operations. This means that a single HEIF file can contain a collection of images or be used as a container to store various versions of the same image (e.g., different color profiles or edits). Additionally, HEIF's ability to incorporate alpha channels enables it to store images with transparency, making it suitable for overlaying graphics or creating complex compositions.

HEIF has gained popularity due to its versatility, efficient compression, and support for modern imaging features. However, it's worth noting that older devices and software may not fully support HEIF files, which could lead to compatibility issues. Nevertheless, with the increasing prevalence of HEIF-supported devices and software, it has become an essential format for efficient and feature-rich image storage and sharing.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

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.

Information for converting from HEIF to PNG

Our HEIF imaging tool will accurately convert your HEIF file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your HEIF file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my HEIF file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your HEIF file to upload. Your HEIF file will be uploaded to our servers. When the HEIF to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my HEIF to PNG?

We aim to process all HEIF 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.

How accurate is the HEIF to PNG conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my HEIF file?

If you are converting your HEIF 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.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted HEIF file?

No. When converting your HEIF file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded HEIF file.