HEIF Converter

HEIF Converter is an application that converts HEIF files shot using a supported Sony camera to JPEG or TIFF files.

  • HEIF files shot using a camera other than one of the supported models listed cannot be converted.

Target models

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  • ILCE-7SM3

Compatible Oses

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64 bit)

Mac

  • macOS 10.15

Supported format

HEIF files (*.HIF) shot using a Sony camera

  • The HEIF file must not have been modified after it was shot.

To download

Click the “Click here to download” button. In the window that opens, enter the serial number of your camera to download the software.

  • Windows :HC100_2009a.exe (6.42MB)
  • Mac :HC100_2009a.dmg (4.50MB)

You cannot download the software directly to your device.
Use a personal computer running Windows or Mac OS to download the software.

Installation procedure

Double-click the downloaded file.

On a Mac, a folder will open. Double click the HC_INST.pkg file in the folder.

Installation begins.

Instructions for use

  1. Double-click HEIF Converter to start the application.
  2. Drag and drop the HEIF file or files to be converted onto the HEIF Converter window.
    • Up to 1,000 files can be converted at once.
  3. Click the button corresponding to the format into which you wish to convert the files.
  4. The file or files are converted into the desired format and then output to the same folder as the source HEIF file or files.
  5. Click the Close button to quit HEIF Converter. To convert additional files, restart HEIF Converter.

About converted files

The characteristics of the converted files are listed below.

Source file After conversion to JPEG After conversion to TIFF
HEIF file Bit depth 10bit 8bit 16bit
Color sampling 4:2:0/4:2:2 4:2:2 * (RGB)
Color Space sRGB sRGB sRGB
HEIF file shot with [HLG Still Image] set to [On] Bit depth 10bit 8bit 16bit
Color sampling 4:2:0/4:2:2 4:2:2 * (RGB)
Color Space BT.2100 HLG sRGB BT.2100 HLG

* Modified on September 15, 2020.

  • Files converted to JPEG are highly versatile and can be handled by a variety of devices and editing software applications.
  • Files converted to TIFF can undergo image editing while retaining the high gradation and color information of the original HEIF files.

Converting HEIF files shot with [HLG Still Image] set to [On]

  • The image will appear darker after conversion to JPEG. If necessary, apply correction to make the image brighter.
  • After conversion to TIFF, display the image in an app that supports import of ICC profiles. The Color Space after conversion is BT.2100 HLG.
    Imaging Edge Desktop does not support import of ICC profiles.
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