Without a doubt, the most underrated factory app on macOS is Automator. In case you haven’t used it, Automator makes many operations very easy, such as bulk renaming of files, moving folders, filtering mail, etc. In our case, Automator can not only export HEIC images in the JPG format, but also add this operation to Quick Actions in the right-click menu, so you don’t have to repeat everything and even launch Automator.
To convert HEIC to JPG in one click with Automator:
Open Automator and click New Document
Click Quick Action ➙ Select
Find the Copy Finder Items action and double-click to include it. Choose the folder where you want the converted JPG images to be saved.
Find the Change Image Type action and double-click on it to include it as well. Select JPG from the dropdown menu.
Click File ➙ Save and give your Quick Action a name (for example, HEIC to JPG)Now whenever you want to convert heic to jpg on Mac, just right click on the file and select the Quick Action you just created. You can even do it with multiple images at once.
How to convert HEIC to JPG in one click
If you don’t want to spend time configuring things, there is a solution that will do it all for you. It’s called Permute , it’s a universal media file converter for Mac. The app works with almost all photo, audio, and video formats — all file conversions go smoothly. This is how you can convert HEIC to JPG on Permute:
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Drag and drop the HEIC image into the Permute window
Hit the Start button to convert to JPG.
It is done. Select Show in Finder to access your JPG image. If you convert files regularly and want to streamline the process, use Permute’s default settings. You can add your custom preset via Preferences so that when you add a specific file to do a conversion, Permute understands what format you need the file to be.
How to Compress JPG Images on Mac
While converting from HEIC to JPG gives you the universal acceptability of the image, at the same time you lose the benefit of HEIC images — the reduced size. Is there a way to get the best of both worlds? Is there an effective way to reduce the weight of JPG images without sacrificing quality?
Squash is a very simple yet powerful image compressor for Mac. This tool easily reduces the size of any JPG or PNG file in seconds — just drag and drop an image into the app window and it will return a compressed image. You can set the compression level as well as the name of the final file. It even allows you to do massive compression by simply dropping all the files into the app.
How to edit image metadata quickly
Many content creators love the JPG format because it’s easy to add a lot of metadata to it, such as copyright, artist name, GPS coordinates, camera data, and more. But if it’s the only reason you want to convert a HEIC to JPG, you have to know that HEIC can also contain that metadata, you just need to have a good application to edit it.
Meta Image is the easiest and most efficient way to add metadata to images on Mac. Unlike Photos, you don’t need to edit each image one by one, instead you can create “shortcuts” to edit as many images as you want at the same time, It doesn’t matter if you’re adding EXIF, IPTC, or XMP tags. Overall, the app supports over 5,000 tags and 90 file formats, and even has a Photos extension.
As you can see, there are many ways to open HEIC
file on Mac and convert HEIC to JPG. You can use Photos, you can use Preview, or you can create Quick Actions in Automator. If you need to compress JPG that you have converted, there is no better application to do it than Squash, while MetaImage would cover all your image metadata needs.
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Select the necessary HEIC images in your Photos library
This is how you can convert HEIC to JPG on Mac using Preview:
Open any HEIC image in Preview
Click File ➙ Export in the menu bar
Select JPG from the format dropdown menu and change the rest of the settings if necessary