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How to Save Photos in JPEG instead of HEIC on iPhone Running iOS 12

With iOS 11, Apple introduced HEIC/HEIF image format to compress the file size up to 50% without compromising on quality. As compared to JPEG, HEIF is more efficient and offers an ideal way to manage the photo storage. The only catch with high-efficiency format is that it’s not yet universally supported. However, you can prevent your iPhone from capturing photos in HEIC (pronounced “Heek) both in iOS 11 and iOS 12.

The latest versions of iOS let you switch between high efficiency (HEIF–pronounced “Heef) and most compatible formats (JPEG). So, when you want to transfer your images to your computer or edit them using some photo editing software that doesn’t support this new image format, you can take advantage of this nifty tip to make the iOS device capture shots in the universally supported format.

How to Save Photos in JPEG instead of HEIC on iPhone Running iOS 12

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch Settings app on iPhone



Step #3. Next, tap on Formats.


Tap on Formats in iPhone Camera Settings

Step #4.
 Next up, select Most Compatible.

Select Most Compatible to Take JPEG Images in iOS 11 or 12

Now, your iPhone will shoot pics in JPEG format and videos in H.264 format. However, you will have to switch to High Efficiency whenever you want to shoot 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 240 fps.


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