How to convert heic to jpeg using linux on WSL

Found myself in the situation where the photos from my iPhone X when copied over are all in HEIC format – first time I have taken images off the phone, as such first time I have seen this. Found some applications available for Windows – but it looked super dodgy when I installed it, so removed it and thought this could be done using Linux and possibly even via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Sure enough it could be and was super easy……

Install a Debian WSL image from the Microsoft Store.

From within your Debian system perform the following steps so we can install the required packages that contains what we need.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libheif-examples

Now we can use heif-convert to convert our HEIC images into jpeg (jpg).

I’d placed my HEI images into C:\temp on my Windows host, so I could perform the conversion using the steps below for a single image

$ cd /mnt/c/temp
$ heif-convert IMG_0100.HEIC IMG_0100.jpg

Now the IMG_0100.jpg file produced can be opened in Windows using Paint and other utilities as expected. The original file can be subsequently removed, as its no longer required – as conversion is completed.

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ASUS Radeon RX 580 Dual Gaming OC 8GB

Thought it might be a good time to purchase another GPU. I ended up buying Radeon RX 580 simply because its a great performing card for the price.

My kids each have one of these cards from a different manufacturer and they perform very well.

I am also playing Satisfactory at the moment and it would be great to have a GPU on a desktop computer that could play it. Hence the decision purchase.

ASUS Dual Radeon RX580

Manufacturer website link is here.


A friend pointed out to me that Satisfactory was available for a discount due to this game now being in a Early Access status. They also described what it was about and how much fun they have had playing it since they purchased.

I decided I would purchase Satisfactory also and to my surprise I sat down and played it for 2 hours after my purchase in one sitting. This game is rather interesting, fun and difficult.