High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), also known as High-Efficiency Image Coding (HEIC), is slowly becoming the standard file format for photographers for both individual images and image sequences. Today, some of the largest technology companies in the world have embraced HEIF, including Apple.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad now take photos in the HEIF image format, and these photos have the .HEIC file extension. Windows doesn’t natively support HEIC files, but there’s a way to view them anyway.
Select the following link > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/heif-image-extensions/9pmmsr1cgpwg?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
Click the Get button (example image below)
This will install the extension to your device with a confirmation shown below that it successfully installed.
If you have issues with the install process or have other questions, please contact the VCSU Help Desk by going to https://onestop.vcsu.edu.