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iMazing HEIC Converter – Convert photos from HEIC to JPEG

iMazing HEIC to JPG Converter

Photos that are taken with an iPhone or iPad by default are saved in the HEIC file format. Apple changed the default file format from JPEG to HEIC in 2017.

When you share photos from your iPhone or iPad to social media or non iOS devices they are converted to JPEG. However, if you connect your device to a computer and manually copy the photos from the device to a computer, they are not converted. However, it is possible to convert photos from HEIC to JPEG.

Thankfully there is a free and easy to use software tool, iMazing HEIC Converter by DigiDNA that allows you to convert photos in the HEIC file format to JPEG.

iMazing HEIC Converter is available for Windows and macOS. Simply download iMazing HEIC Converter here: https://imazing.com/heic

Once download, install the software by following the onscreen wizard.

When you open iMazing, simply drag and drop the photos that you wish to convert.

iMazing HEIC Converter
Convert photos from HEIC to JPEG

iMazing makes converting the photos very simple, simply press “convert” and select the location of where you would like the converted photos saving when prompted. The photos are then saved in the JPEG file format.

I would strongly recommend that you uncheck the “Keep EXIF data” box to protect your privacy if you are sharing the photos. As the EXIF data can contain the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken.

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Caffeine – Stop your computer from sleeping or locking

Coffee Cup

Caffeine is a free tool by Zhorn Software that prevents your windows computer from sleeping or locking. Caffeine works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds.

Caffeine is designed to be simple to use, simply download caffeine here: https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/#download

Once downloaded, unzip and double click on Caffeine64.exe.
Note: If you have a 32bit Computer you will need to double click Caffeine32.exe instead.

When Caffeine start, it starts “enabled” and works by pressing the “f15” key every 59 seconds. When Caffeine is “enabled”, the tool will display a Coffee Jug icon. As shown below in the taskbar and prevent the computer from locking.

Caffeine Running Example - Stop computer from sleeping or locking

To stop Caffeine, right-click the icon and select exit.

By default, Caffeine works by simulating an F15 key up event every 59 seconds. Of all the keypresses available, F15 is probably the least intrusive, and least likely to interfere with your work. However, Caffeine might interfere with the following apps:

# PowerPoint uses the F15 keypress to pause the video in a slide
# Google Docs/Sheets
# Smartsheet
# Terminal emulation, e.g. Putty

Caffeine also has command-line switches available to alter its behaviour. To find out more or to support the developer please visit:
https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/