Maximilian's HEIC Image Viewer

Maximilian's HEIC image viewer is a Windows Explorer add-on. It lets Windows users preview, display and print .heic image files. You can now open HEIC files like any other image—just double-click them and they’ll open in the Windows Photo Viewer. Windows will also show thumbnails of HEIC images in File Explorer. The viewer uses the GNU libheic library to achieve image decompression. On Windows 10 and earlier, users may not be able to preview image files with extension .heic due to a missing codec in WIC. Users could purchase the codec from Windows Store for a small license fee. Or, they could install this freeware. Maximilian's HEIC Image Viewer runs fine on Windows 10, 8, 7 on either a 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.

Windows HEIC Thumbnail Provider v0.1.0
This small shell extension adds the ability for Windows Explorer to display thumbnails of HEIC files.

WIC HEIC - Windows Imaging Component for HEIC files v1.0.3
This software add support to open HEIC files in Windows or other software like IrfanView.

Installing Windows HEIC Thumbnails (requires Windows 10 64-bit)
Install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable if needed.
Download the latest release of HEICThumbnailHandler.
Extract the files HEICThumbnailHandler.dll, heif.dll, and libde265.dll into a new folder of your choosing.
Run regsvr32 HEICThumbnailHandler.dll
Windows Explorer should now display thumbnails for HEIC files.

Maximilian's HEIC Image Viewer

Latest version: / HEIC Thumbnail Handler 0.1.0 (01 Feb 2024)
License: Open Source
System requirements: Windows 7/8/10
Download: heicviewer_setup.exe (4.5 MB)
Download: (388 KB)
Download: (3.4 MB)

See also:
HEIC Codec for Windows
Free HEIC Converter
Adobe DNG Converter
HEVC Video Extensions

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