I take photos on iPhone 7+.

How can I get the original HEIC file from iCloud Photos on the web, when browsing on Windows?

I'm using Firefox on Windows 10. When I download a single photo from https://www.icloud.com/#photos that is (presumably) HEIC because it has HDR and Live photo, I get a ZIP file containing a JPG and a MOV instead.

(Yes, I really want the original HEIC, for testing software)

  • Well I worked around it by plugging my phone in and setting the phone settings to keep original, but thats pretty clumsy compared to using icloud – O'Rooney Jun 7 at 1:32
  • Specifically on iPhone: Settings > Photos > "Transfer to Mac or PC" = Keep Originals – O'Rooney Jul 30 at 2:17

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