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HEIF file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .heif file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .heif file?
  • What program do I need to open a .heif file?
  • How can the .heif file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .heif files to another format?

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0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

✅ HEIF Image

HEIC file is a HEIF Image. High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a file format for individual images and image sequences.
Category: Graphic files
Application: HEIF Reader
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HEIC aliases:
avci, heif
HEIC related links:
HEIC related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .heif file extension.

🚫 The .heif file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

heic, eif, hef, hif, hei

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

HEIF Image
Envex Import Format File
HEAT Export Data
Heitml Source Code
Quicken Online Data
Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi Information File

🔴 Can't open a .heif file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .heif file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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