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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 a HEIC to PDF online conversion service. This article shows you 3 different methods to convert HEIC to PDF on Mac that involve both online and offline conversion tools.
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.
First, make sure you have the HEIC image on your Mac and install PDFelement. Now, launch the program and go to "File" → "New" → "PDF from File…".
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.
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.
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.
Nothing could be simpler than this particular way to convert your HEIC files to PDF on Mac including macOS 11, as you can see below.
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.
The next method, shown below, uses a HEIC to PDF converter online.
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.
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.