Joost van der Laan

Convert HEIC to JPEG using Imagemagick

Joost van der Laan

Convert HEIC to JPEG using Imagemagick

With Imagemagick it is pretty straightforward to convert HEIC files. Version 7 has HEIC support built-in.

Install ImageMagick

Install ImageMagick from Homebrew.

brew install imagemagick

For older versions you had to install Imagemagick with brew install --with-libheif imagemagick on MacOS or compile from source on Linux. Because it now has HEIC enabled by default, that’s not needed anymore. The —with-libheif option was needed to tell Homebrew to compile with HEIF support, which allows it to handle .heic images.

libheif is an ISO/IEC 23008-12:2017 HEIF and AVIF (AV1 Image File Format) file format decoder and encoder.

Convert HEIC to JPEG

mogrify -format jpg *.heic

Delete originals

rm *.heic
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