How to Download HEIC Photos as JPG from Google Photos?

This guide will show you how to download HEIC photos as JPG from Google Photos. The way to batch convert Google photos to JPG is included.


By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Can Google Photos Convert HEIC to JPG?

Since iOS 11, iPhone takes photos in HEIF format and save images with HEIC extension. The HEIC format has a high-compression rate while retaining the original quality of the images. It only takes half the storage space of JPG with equivalent quality, which helps save a load of memory storage space. However, the problem is that most running systems and apps do not support this format and brings the demand for converting HEIC to JPG.

Google Photos has added support for the HEIC format so that your iPhone photos can be stored in its service. However, the problem arises when you want to download them on your PC. The pictures will be downloaded in HEIC format but your PC does not have support for it. That means you cannot view or edit downloaded HEIC images.

So you want to know if you can download HEIC as JPG from Google Photos, right? Well, there is indeed a way that can help you download HEIC images from Google Photos as JPG, but you can only download one item each time. If you want to batch convert Google Photos to HEIC, you can first download HEIC pictures and then convert them to JPG via HEIC converter.

How to Download HEIC as JPG from Google Photos?

To download HEIC images from Google Photos as JPG directly, you can take advantage of the image-saving feature of your browser to make it.

1. Open the browser and go to Google Photos website > Log in to your account.

2. Find the image you want to download to the computer > Click the image to open it in the preview mode.

Zoom in Picture

3. Then right-click on the image > Choose “Save Image As...” > Choose a location where you want to save the image and then your image will be downloaded in the JPG format.

Save Image from Google Photos

◆ Download Picture in Full Resolution
When you click the “Save Images As...” option, it will download the image in the same resolution in which you are previewing it. If you want to download the image in its full resolution, you can press and hold the Ctrl key while pressing the + key to zoom in. Or click the Zoom button to adjust it.

How to Batch Convert Google Photos to JPG/JPEG/PNG

It’s possible to download HEIC as JPG from Google Photos but only one picture can be downloaded at a time. Besides, some HIEC photos might be too big to zoom in and download in the original resolution.

If you want to batch convert Google Photos to high-quality JPG pictures, there’s another easy way: first download pictures in HEIC format and then convert them to JPG format. One free HEIC Converter can do you a favor.

The best free HEIC Converter

The HEIC Converter is a recently added tool of FoneTool to help users better manage photos. It lets you batch convert HEIC to JPG to save your precious time. Besides, It is able to convert the image to Medium, High, or Highest quality as per your needs and will retain the Exif Information. Download this tool on your PC and let’s start to see how to download and convert HEIC images to JPG.

Best Free HEIC Converter

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Steps to Batch Convert Google Photos to JPG

Download Photos from Google Photos

Go to the website of Google Photos > Choose the pictures you want to download > Click the three-dots icon and choose Download to save pictures to your computer.

Convert HEIC to JPG

Step 1. Download, install, and run FoneTool > On the Home screen, click Toolbox > Choose HEIC Converter.

Choose HEIC Converter

Step 2. Drag the images you want to convert or click Add Photos to choose HEIC images.

Add Photos

Step 3. Choose .JPG next to Photo Format > Choose the Photo Quality and Conversion Speed you prefer > Choose the storage path to save the photos > Finally, click Start Converting.


Step 4. Wait for the process to get finished. Then your Google photos are saved as JPEG/PNG/JPG. And you can click View files to check the photos.

View Files

Tip: Make iPhone Capture Photos in JPEG Format

If you do not want to take pictures in HEIC format, you may go to Settings to change the storage format. But please be aware that your photos will take up more storage space.

Go to Settings > Tap Camera > Tap Formats > Tap Most Compatible. Then your iPhone will shoot in JPEG format.

Change Camera Formats


That’s all for how to download HEIC photos as JPG from Google Photos. Hope it helps you somewhat. 

  • If you just want to download one or two images, you can simply take advantage of the image saving feature of the browser to save images to JPG format.

  • If you want to convert lots of HEIC pictures to JPG, you can first download pictures from Google Photos and then let AOMEI HEIC Converter help you convert HEIC pictures to JPG.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.