Capture Samsung Galaxy images to JPEG - disable HEIF


On the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones such as the S20, S10 or S9 series, photos taken with the camera are saved in an optimized file format. This is the so-called HEIF image format.


HEIF stands for "High Efficiency Image File Format" and reduces the image size while maintaining the same quality. Now it is the case that the HEIF format is not yet supported by all devices and operating systems, which is why they prefer to take pictures in JPEG format.

In this guide we want to help you to deactivate HEIF in the camera settings of a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone and activate JPEG.

Using JPEG instead of HEIF (HEIC) on a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Open the camera app.

2. navigate to the gear symbol

3. go to "Storage options

4. deactivate the option "HEIF images

This will now automatically save your images in JPEG format, which has a larger file size, but is much more compatible.

If you want to learn more about the advantages of the HEIF format on your Samsung Galaxy S10, please read this article.


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