I am trying to make a copy of my Photos on my MacBook to an external device (i.e. hard drive, Microsoft OneDrive or flash drive). I have tried copying the photo and also exporting it within the Photos app but either way the photo it is converted from the HEIC to JPEG format. For example, ‘IMG_1517.HEIC’ gets converted to ‘IMG_1517.jpeg’. I do not see a way to preserve the HEIC format. Is there anyway to export the HEIC photo exactly as it is in the Mac Photos app?
I want to have a secondary backup of my pictures that are stored in iCloud Drive.