We all know Apple likes to do its own thing to keep users inside their walled garden ecosystem – even if it only benefits the owners. Photos are no exception.
How many times have you shared your photo? not from Apple family members, friends or colleagues, but while The picture is absolutely clear In the end, did they get a pixelated portrait? Or worse, they can’t even open the image file!
The reason for this is actually very simple: HEIF (also known as High Efficiency Image File) is Apple’s secret image format optimized for its proprietary products and nothing else. .
By default, your iPhone or iPad’s camera settings have the “High Efficiency” option enabled. That means with family gatherings and holiday parties coming up, photo sharing problems are bound to arise. To prevent such problems and so that she can receive all her photos and videos peacefully, here’s how to change the default camera format on your iPhone (or iPad) from HEIF to JPEG is all inclusive.
How to set default image format to JPEG
How to automatically transfer photos in a compatible format
Frequently asked questions
What is HEIC (or HEIF)?
HEIC (or HEIF) is Apple’s patented High Efficiency Image File. While compatible with other Apple devices, HEIC files are not user-friendly on other devices, including Android and Windows.
Is HEIC better than JPEG?
Apple created HEIC files to provide better file compression without sacrificing image quality. So in regards to saving photos at a smaller file size and maintaining quality, yes, they are better than JPEG. However, when it comes to cross-platform compatibility and sharing, standard JPEG is the better choice.
Why are my iPhone photos grainy on my Android phone?
By default, iPhone photos are automatically saved in the HEIC file format instead of the JPEG (standard) file format. As a result, the files aren’t ideal for viewing if you’re using a non-Apple device.