How to Open HEIC in Photoshop on Mac and Windows PC?
Can’t open HEIC file in Photoshop? This guide will tell you how to open HEIC in Photoshop on Mac and Windows computer.
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Adobe Photoshop is recognized as one of the best photo editing tools that have native support for most-used image formats. However, when it comes to HEIC image, the situation has changed. Some users will find that HEIC files cannot be opened on their Mac and PC. Why?
Most people started to know HEIC probably because Apple has adopted it as the default image format since iOS 11. However, most running systems, popular platforms, and web browsers do not support HEIC including Photoshop. So you will find that you cannot open HEIC in Photoshop.
Actually, not all users cannot open HEIC in Photoshop. For active paid subscribers, it’s not an issue. Besides, Photoshop has added HEIC support for HEIC format on Windows 10 and on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later. Running on an older version? Don’t worry, you can first convert HEIC files to other formats to make them compatible with Photoshop.
If your computer is running on Windows 10 & macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later, simply follow the steps below to open HEIC file in Photoshop.
For users with an active paid subscription, you should download HEIF Image Extensions to make it possible to open HEIC in Photoshop on Windows PC.
1. Quite Photoshop.
2. Go to HEIF Image Extensions website > Click Get to download and install it on your computer.
3. Restart Photoshop to have a try.
Open Photoshop and go to Camera Raw to adjust your preferences:
1. Click Edit > Choose Preferences > Select Camera Raw.
2. Click File Handing > In the JPEG and TIFF Handling section, select either Automatically open JPEGs and HEICs with settings or Automatically open all supported JPEGs and HEICs.
Instead of trying to open HEIC in Photoshop, you can choose to convert HEIC to other popular formats. In this case, your pictures can be easily opened by Photoshop or any other applications.
For easy, fast, and safe HEIC file conversion, an Offline HEIC Converter is recommended. AOMEI HEIC Converter is such a tool. It is able to help you convert HEIC to JPG, JPEG, PNG in a few clicks.
How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows PC
Step 1. Download, install and run AOMEI MBackupper. (HEIC Converter is a newly added tool of AOMEI MBackupper to help users manage photos easily.)
Step 2. On the Home screen, click HEIC Converter under Tools.
Step 3. Drag the images you want to convert or click Add Photos to choose HEIC images.
Step 4. Choose .JPG/.JPEG/.PNG next to Photo Format > Choose the Photo Quality and Conversion Speed you prefer > Choose the storage path to save the photos > Finally, click Start Converting.
Step 5. When the conversion is completed, you can click View files to check the photos.
You can batch convert HEIC to JPG on Mac with the help of Photos or Preview app. Here we take Photos app as an example.
1. In Photos app, choose the images you need > Click File > Click Export to choose Export (number) Photos…
2. In the dialog box, specify output configurations (Photo Kind, Image Quality, Location, etc.) > Click Export to start.
That’s all for how to open HEIC in Photoshop. Not all Mac and Windows computer support HEIC files, you may choose to convert HEIC files to other supported formats like JPG, JPEG, or PNG. If you have any questions, please free feel to leave a comment to let us know.