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How to quickly convert images on a Mac using Quick Actions

Need to change an image format on Mac? Quick Actions can help.

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If you frequently work with multiple image formats, converting files could consume hours in a week and years over a lifetime. That’s a ton of time to spend on a simple task, so knowing how to convert images using Quick Actions on a Mac can help free up some time.

Luckily, macOS provides a crafty tool that can help you quickly convert images with just a few clicks: Quick Actions.

Are you ready to reclaim a whole lot of free time? Let’s discuss how to use Quick Actions on a Mac to convert images more efficiently.

How to quickly convert images on a Mac

If you need to quickly convert images on Mac, Quick Actions is the best method. Here’s how to use the feature efficiently.

  1. In Finder, locate and Control-click the image you want to convertQuick actions menu on mac with purple background

  2. Go to Quick Actions and click Convert ImageConvert image menu on purple background

  3. Select the appropriate Format and Image SizeFile formats for images including jpeg, png, and heif

  4. Click ConvertConvert image menu on macos

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The converted image will appear in the same folder as the original. When converting, you can choose between JPEG, PNG, and HEIF formats.

Also, Size relates to the dimensions of the image and not to the file size. If you want to adjust compression or access additional formats, exporting through Preview or another image editing app is a better solution.

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Before you convert the file, you’ll also see the option to Preserve Metadata. If you don’t want the original metadata contained in the new image, you should untick this preference.

Converting images with Quick Actions saves time

When swiftly converting images is your primary purpose, Quick Actions in macOS is a solid solution.

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The tool is effective, intuitive, and also supports batch conversion when you select multiple files. On top of that, the Quick Actions menu option to create a PDF certainly comes in handy.

But if speed isn’t your goal and you’d prefer a little more control over the image output, you may need to consider a more advanced conversion tool.

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Matt is an Australian writer with a degree in creative and critical writing. Prior to commencing his studies, he worked in tech support and gained valuable insights into technology and its users. He is also an editor and author coach at Dean Publishing.

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