Fastest Way to Convert Images to Other Formats on Mac

Did you know that you can convert images from one format to another natively on your Mac, that too, without using online image editing software or desktop editing tools like Photoshop or Gimp, etc.

And the best thing about this feature is that either you’re converting images in bulk or just one image, you can do it in just a few clicks. In this post, I am going to show you how to do it. Let’s look at it.

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  1. If you want to convert a bunch of images, collect all of them in a folder. If it’s just one image you want to convert, it can be anywhere.
  2. image in folder
  3. Select the images you want to convert, right-click on them, scroll down to Quick Actions and then go to Convert Image.
  4. quick action convert image
  5. Select the format you want to convert to. You can also optimize your images to a smaller size.
  6. select format
  7. Lastly, click Convert to… and your images will be converted to the desired format.
  8. supported formats

GIF format is partially supported

As of now, on macOS Monterey, this feature only allows you to convert images to JPG, PNG and.HEIC format while converting to .GIF format is not supported.

However, if you have a .GIF image, you can convert it to .JPG, .PNG, or .HEIC through the same process mentioned above.

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Batch convert images of different formats

You can select a bunch of images of different formats .JPG, .GIF, and/ or .GIF and have them batch converted to any other format (.JPG, .PNG, .HEIC etc.) without having to convert them one by one.

Existing images will not be deleted

This Convert Image feature on macOS, once executed, will not replace your existing images. Instead, a new copy in another format will be created. So there’s no need to worry that once converted, your existing files will be gone, or deleted.

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