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How to Convert HEIC to PDF

2020-05-27 17:08:35 • Filed to: PDFelement for Mac How-Tos-EN • Proven solutions

HEIC to PDF conversion is a prerequisite to share photos taken on an iPhone or iPad. The reason is that it is not a native format for operating systems other than iOS, such as Windows and Android. To convert HEIC to PDF, you will need to look for a desktop utility or an HEIC to PDF online conversion service. This article shows you three different methods to convert HEIC to PDF on Mac that involve both online and offline conversion tools.

Method 1: How to Convert HEIC to PDF on Mac

The first method can be executed on a PDF editor such as PDFelement and involves creating a PDF from an image file and saving it. The simple process is described below for you to reproduce on your Mac.

Step 1. Open Create Tool

First, make sure you have the HEIC image on your Mac and install PDFelement. Now, launch the program and go to "File" → "Create" → "PDF from File…".

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Step 2. Select the HEIC File and Create to PDF

Next, select your HEIC image file in the Finder window that opens. The screenshot below shows a PNG image as the source file but you can select HEIC, JPG, TIFF, GIF, and almost any other image format to convert to PDF.

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Step 3. Save the Created PDF

When you click "Open" at the end of the previous step, the HEIC file will be converted to PDF. You can click "File" → "Save" to save the newly created PDF.

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Although this method is fairly simple, there's an even simpler way to convert HEIC to PDF on Mac using PDFelement. This approach is described in the next section.


Method 2: Convert HEIC to PDF on Mac using Drag and Drop Action

Nothing could be simpler than this particular way to convert your HEIC files to PDF, as you can see below.

  • Have Finder open on your Mac desktop and launch PDFelement after installation. The folder containing the HEIC file should be open in Finder before you fire up PDFelement.
  • When you see both windows on your screen, as shown in the screenshot above, select and drag the image file from the Finder window into the PDFelement window and drop it there.
  • As before, go to "File" → "Save" and save the new PDF file.
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Both these methods are offline solutions to convert your HEIC files to PDF so they can be viewed on any device running on any operating system. This is merely one of the many features offered by PDFelement. Here are a few other important tasks you can execute with this versatile PDF software for macOS.

  • Create PDF files from over 300 file types as shown in the two methods above.
  • Edit your PDF files with convenient tools to add, remove, and modify content.
  • Convert PDFs into formats like Word or HTML to edit them in their native applications.
  • Annotate documents with a large collection of markup tools for reviewing and commenting.
  • Provide strong security and privacy to your document workflows with encryption, redaction, etc.
  • Optimize PDF files for sharing by compressing them and reducing their size by a significant percentage.
  • Fill forms and convert non-editable forms into interactive PDFs.
  • Apply OCR to recognize text in image-based or scanned PDF files.
  • Perform batch processes for encryption, conversion, and many other tasks. You can even use it for HEIC to PDF conversions in bulk if you have a lot of photos in your album.
  • Organize PDF documents with merge and split functions, and manipulate pages within files by adding, removing, reordering, cropping, or rotating them.
  • Securely share documents with cloud storage accounts like Google Drive.
  • Add digital signatures to legally validate a document and your identity.

The next method, shown below, uses an HEIC to PDF converter online.


Method 3: Convert HEIC to PDF Online with Zamzar

The HEIC to PDF online method of conversion obviously requires an Internet connection. On any supported browser, go to the URL provided by the conversion service, upload your file, choose the output format, process it, and download it on your Mac.

  • 1. Zamzar is one of the most accurate HEIC to PDF converters online. Go to the specific URL for HEIC to PDF conversion.
  • 2. Click "Add Files", drag and drop your HEIC files, or use the "select link" option to convert from an image URL.
  • 3. Choose PDF as the output format.
  • 4. Click "Convert Now" the checkbox and provide your email address before beginning the conversion.
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The advantage here is that you can convert multiple files up to a certain limit. On the other hand, since this is an online tool, any interruption in your Internet connection will halt the process and you'll need to start it all over again. For that reason, it is recommended that you use an installable application like PDFelement so you don't have to worry about delays or security issues when uploading or downloading the processed files.

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