HEIC to TIFF Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert HEIC files to TIFF online?

Step 1.

Upload HEIC-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a heic file on your computer. HEIC file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert HEIC to TIFF

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your TIFF

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the TIFF file.

Information about HEIC and TIFF file formats

Name HEIC TIFF
Full name HEIC, High Efficiency Image Format TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
File extension .heic .tiff, .tif
MIME type image/tiff, image/tiff-fx
Developed by Moving Pictures Experts Group Adobe Systems
Type of format Raster image Image file format
Description HEIC is the new standard image format introduced by Apple with its 2017 update from iOS 10 to iOS 11. It is also known under the acronym of HEIF which stands for High Efficiency Image Format. The HEIC format was developed by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) which are otherwise known for video and audio formats such as MP3 or MP4. Being the new default or standard image format for iOS 11 devices, HEIC was designed to replace the JPG format. It's smaller in size with comparable quality while also supporting transparency. Furthermore, HEIC files can contain several images which fits Apple's "Live Photo" functionality. Furthermore, it stores information about image editing like rotation and cropping which enables the user to revert the changes later on. TIFF is a computer file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry and photographers. The TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications, by publishing and page layout applications, and by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition and other applications.
Technical details The lossy compressed HEIC format is based on HEVC (High Efficiency Video Compression), which was also developed by MPEG. Together with transparency and the ability to store more than one image, HEIC files can also contain 16-bit colors, whereas JPG files can only support 8-bit. HEIC files still have some compatibility issues, even though they are already posted and saved to social media or cloud storage as JPG images since they are automatically converted. Third-party apps or computer programs can still have difficulties interpreting HEIC files though. Luckily, you can disable saving images as HEIC on a iOS 11 device by going to Settings > Camera > Formats > Most Compatible, which will force iOS 11 to save images in the JPEG format. A TIFF file, for example, can be a container holding JPEG (lossy) and PackBits (lossless) compressed images. A TIFF file also can include a vector-based clipping path (outlines, croppings, image frames). The ability to store image data in a lossless format makes a TIFF file a useful image archive.
File conversion HEIC conversion TIFF conversion
Associated programs Apple iOS (iOS), Apple Photos (Mac), Dropbox (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Corel PaintShop, GIMP, ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Image_File_Format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format
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