App converts iPhone formats for PC and Android friends

App converts iPhone formats for PC and Android friends

DigiDNA has launched a new version of its handy format converter for iPhone and iPad owners, which allows image and video files to be adapted for older systems so that they can be backed up there.

The tool called iMazing Converter has been available in the Mac App Store since last week and now also takes care of the conversion of HEVC files (H.265) to MPEG-4 (H.264). The user can determine which compression level or which quality ratio the transmission should have. Furthermore, the resolution of the MPEG-4 output can now also be determined.

Apple introduced new file formats with iOS 11: HEIC/HEIF for photos and HEVC for videos. These provide better image quality with a smaller file size. The problem: The formats replace standard compressions such as H.264 and JPEG, which are widely supported. However, older Windows, Android, macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices cannot cope with these without conversion. iMazing Converter allows easy and free drag & drop reformatting.

Also new in version 2 of the application is that users can determine the resolution of JPEG recordings created from HEIC/HEIF. In this way, the increased file size can be compensated for if necessary, albeit at the expense of quality. The settings can be made in advance and called up again quickly. Color profiles including wide gamut are supported.

iMazing Converter handles the metadata it contains gently – if EXIF ​​content is present, it is also transferred to JPEG. The app is also compatible with older macOS versions from Mavericks (10.9), so that displayable formats can also be generated on these systems, which do not support HEIC/HEIF and HEVC by default. The small app is also available in the Microsoft Store for Windows computers. DigiDNA is best known for the paid iMazing, a useful tool for managing iPhone and iPad.

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