Here are 2 free HEIC image viewer software for Windows. There are tons of image viewer software and other tools available but such tools aren’t able to open High Efficiency Image File format (which generates high quality image sequences and individual images) images. Apple has provided support to view HEIC images in MacOS and iOS11 but Microsoft hasn’t provided such support (until now). So, if you are looking for some very simple solution to view HEIC images on Windows, then these 2 free software will be handy.
Both of these free HEIC image viewer software let you open HEIC images on PC without any hassle. Apart from that, you will find some other interesting features also. For example, you can convert HEIC to JPG, rotate HEIC image, play HEIC image slideshow, print HEIC images, and annotate HEIC images.
So, let’s begin with the first free HEIC Image Viewer software for Windows covered in this list.
CopyTrans HEIC for Windows
CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is one of the best software to open and view HEIC images on Windows PC. It is actually a codec that takes the help of Windows Photo Viewer to open HEIC images. You can also view thumbnails of HEIC images after installing this software, instead of blank thumbnails. Once this software is installed, it automatically associates HEIC file format with it. After that, you can double-click on HEIC image stored on your PC to view it. Windows Photo Viewer is opened where you can see that particular HEIC image.
Apart from viewing HEIC image using this software in Windows Photo Viewer, you can also view HEIC image properties, print HEIC image, move to next and preview HEIC images, etc.
You can also convert HEIC to JPG image by right-clicking on HEIC image and selecting the “Convert to JPEG with CopyTrans” option. The converted JPEG image is stored in the same location where HEIC image is available. So, this is a very handy HEIC image viewer software for Windows.
Note: This software is also compatible with Windows 10. However, you might need to bring back old Windows Photo Viewer to view HEIC images on Windows 10 PC.
Apowersoft Photo Viewer
Apowersoft Photo Viewer is one of my favorite image viewer software. What makes it much better than other image viewers is it supports HEIC images also. Once this HEIC image viewer software is installed, you can either open its interface and then add a HEIC image or right-click on a HEIC image and select open with Apowersoft Photo Viewer option.
After opening HEIC image on its interface, you can also use other features provided by this software. You can play the slideshow of HEIC images, view thumbnails of all HEIC images on the bottom part of its interface, rotate HEIC image to 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise, take the screenshot of HEIC image and zoom in and out the image.
It also comes with a unique feature for HEIC images. You can convert HEIC to PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, etc. So, it won’t be wrong if I say it as HEIC to PNG, HEIC to GIF, and HEIC to BMP converter software.
You can also use it to annotate JPG, PNG, BMP, and other images. There are free hand, arrow, text, rectangle, line, eraser, blur, and other tools available for annotation.
All such marvelous features make it a very useful HEIC image viewer software.
You may also read its detailed review here.
These are 2 best free HEIC image viewer software for Windows. Both are simply awesome. While HEIC is a new file format, it is not supported by many advanced image viewers. I will update this list when I will come to know about other free HEIC image viewer software for Windows. Till then, whenever you get some HEIC image file and want to view it on Windows PC, then these free HEIC image viewers will help you. Try them.