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CopyTrans HEIC for PC

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CopyTrans HEIC for PC

  -  7.48 MB  -  Freeware
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    CopyTrans HEIC for Windows LATEST

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    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Ursa Minor Ltd / External Link

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CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a simple plugin that lets you open and view  HEIC files using Windows Photo Viewer and convert HEIC to JPG. CopyTrans HEIC for PC (aka CTH) is plug-in for Desktop PC that allows you to use your Windows Explorer/Computer to navigate and view your iOS HEIC images. View HEIC and HEIF images on Windows, Convert HEIC to JPG offline, Print HEIC photos, or Insert HEICs to MS Office!

CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a specialized tool that bridges the compatibility gap between Windows and HEIC files. HEIC is a relatively new image format developed by Apple that offers superior image quality with smaller file sizes. However, this format is not natively supported on Windows, leading to frustration for users who frequently receive HEIC images from Apple devices.

It solves this problem by allowing users to view, convert, and manipulate HEIC files seamlessly on their Windows PCs. Whether you need to view HEIC images, convert them to more common formats like JPEG or PNG, or even print them, this software simplifies the process and ensures you can work with HEIC files effortlessly.

What is HEIC?
In iOS 11, Apple started using HEIC/HEIF, a new image format that takes up half the space of JPGs without sacrificing a pixel of image quality. Up until today, your Windows PC was unable to natively support HEIC files – the default Windows Photo Viewer couldn’t open the new formats.

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View HEIC files on Windows
You don’t need any additional software to browse your photos! CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a simple Windows plugin that allows you to open HEIC files using Windows Photo Viewer. You can print out your HEICs as well. Just send them to print, no need to convert them to JPG first!

Need JPGs anyway? Convert HEIC to JPG
Most third-party software doesn’t support HEIC format yet. Without launching a separate app, you can convert any iOS HEIC image to JPG instantly with a simple right-click. This means your photos stay safe and private on your PC, unlike with multiple online HEIC converters. After installing CTH, right-click on any HEIC file and choose “Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans” in the drop-down menu. You will see a converted JPG image next to the HEIC one.

Microsoft Office Support
Now you can insert your HEICs into any Microsoft Office document. It’s compatible with MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Excel. With the app, you can insert a HEIC image into a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation, or into an Excel spreadsheet. Just open a document – click Insert – Pictures – select All files – select the HEIC file of your choice and click Insert.

Does CTH support HEVC videos?
No. Both HEIC and HEVC use the same image encoding technology but in a different way. HEVC video format uses video codecs (there are lots of them already), and HEIC photo format uses Windows image plugins. Currently, CTH is the only HEIC plugin for Windows.

Stop wasting your disk space
Did you know that, by default, your iPhone* automatically converts HEIC to JPG when you transfer them to your PC? Did you also know that JPG is an antiquated format that takes up twice as much of your hard drive space as HEIC? If you want to keep your original HEIC/HEVC files both on your iPhone and on your computer, turn off the setting ‘Automatic transfer to PC’ on your iDevice.

How do I install CopyTrans HEIC for PC?
  • Scroll down until you see the “Download” button.
  • Click it and wait until the .exe file is downloaded on your PC.
  • Run the CopyTransHEICforWindows.exe file and grant it administrative privileges.
  • Click Next, read the License Agreement very carefully like you always do when installing software, click “I accept the agreement”, click Next, click Install.
  • Voila! CTH is installed on your Windows PC.

HEIC to JPEG/PNG Conversion: Easily convert HEIC files to the universally compatible JPEG or PNG formats with just a few clicks. This feature is invaluable for sharing HEIC images with friends, family, or colleagues who use Windows devices.

Batch Conversion: Save time by converting multiple HEIC files in one go. The batch conversion feature is particularly useful when you have a large collection of HEIC images to process.

View HEIC Images: With the PC program, you can view HEIC images directly in Windows File Explorer or any image viewer of your choice. No need to rely on third-party applications or online converters.

Print HEIC Images: Printing HEIC images is made simple. You can print them directly from your Windows PC without worrying about compatibility issues.

Drag-and-Drop Support: The software offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, making it easy to convert, view, or print HEIC files.

Preserve EXIF Data: When converting HEIC to JPEG, it retains the essential EXIF data, ensuring that important information like date, time, and camera settings are not lost during the conversion process.

User Interface

It boasts a user-friendly and minimalistic interface. Upon installation, it seamlessly integrates into Windows File Explorer, adding HEIC support without cluttering your desktop with unnecessary icons or menus.

The software's interface is intuitive, with clear instructions and tooltips for each feature. Whether you are a tech novice or an experienced user, you'll find it easy to navigate and utilize all the capabilities of the program.

Installation and Setup
  • Visit the official Ursa Minor Ltd website or FileHorse to download the installer for CopyTrans HEIC for Windows.
  • Run the installer file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the installation is complete, the software will seamlessly integrate into your Windows environment, allowing you to handle HEIC files effortlessly.
  • The entire installation process should take only a few minutes, and you'll be ready to work with HEIC images on your Windows PC.
How to Use

Viewing HEIC Images:
  • Open Windows File Explorer.
  • Navigate to the folder containing HEIC images.
  • Simply double-click on a HEIC file, and it will open in your default image viewer.
Converting HEIC to JPEG/PNG:
  • Right-click on a HEIC file you want to convert.
  • Choose "Convert to JPEG" or "Convert to PNG" from the context menu.
  • The converted file will be created in the same folder as the original HEIC file.
Batch Conversion:
  • Select multiple HEIC files in Windows File Explorer.
  • Right-click on the selected files.
  • Choose "Convert to JPEG" or "Convert to PNG."
  • All selected files will be converted and saved in the same folder.
Printing HEIC Images:
  • Open the HEIC image you want to print using your default image viewer.
  • Click on the print option in your image viewer's menu.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to print the image.

Is CopyTrans HEIC for Windows FREE?
YES! 100% FREE for personal use.

Which Windows versions are supported?
CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Can I convert HEIC files to other formats like BMP or GIF?
Currently, the software supports conversion to JPEG and PNG formats. If you need to convert to other formats, you may need additional software.

Does CopyTrans HEIC for Windows support password-protected HEIC files?
No, the software does not support password-protected HEIC files. You will need to remove the password protection before using CopyTrans HEIC for Windows.


Adobe Lightroom: If you require advanced photo editing capabilities along with HEIC support, Adobe Lightroom is a powerful option.

iMazing HEIC Converter: Convert Apple`s new iOS photos from HEIC to JPG or PNG.

System Requirements
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free hard disk space
  • These requirements are modest and should be met by most modern Windows PCs.
  • Seamless integration into Windows File Explorer.
  • Effortless conversion of HEIC to JPEG/PNG.
  • Batch conversion for efficiency.
  • Retains EXIF data during conversion.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Affordable pricing options.
  • Limited format options for conversion (JPEG/PNG only).
  • No support for password-protected HEIC files.

CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a must-have tool for Windows users who frequently deal with HEIC images. Its seamless integration into the Windows environment, straightforward user interface, and efficient conversion capabilities make it a valuable addition to any Windows PC. While it may have some limitations, such as supporting only JPEG and PNG formats, it excels in its primary function—making HEIC files accessible and manageable on Windows.

With an affordable price tag, it's a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to simplify their HEIC file handling experience and unlock the full potential of this high-quality image format.

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