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frank

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HEIC support?
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:38:17 AM »
Hi,

With iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra bearing down on us, are there any plans on supporting the new HEIC format?

Best regards,

Frank

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:23:46 AM »
This will probably require Phil's attention but it may be a while as he's currently on vacation.
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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 09:24:23 AM »
This is a QuickTime-based format, so adding read support should be fairly straightforward, but full write support may be a problem.

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 07:09:56 AM »
HEIC read support has been added to ExifTool 10.62 (just released) .

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 12:06:44 PM »
Thanks! That's awesome!

Not to let you off the hook too easy, do you have any thoughts on when you'll be able to add write support?

Thanks again!

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 04:57:27 PM »
The HEIC format is fairly complex, and it will be a while before I can accumulate enough samples and experience with this format to be able to be confident about adding the write ability.  It will only happen if the format is adopted by enough different applications to give me a wide variety of samples and software for compatibility testing.

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 10:15:51 PM »
The common solution is to convert HEIC to JPG. However, with the latest iOS upgrade, you can save photos in JPG format via Photos settings on iOS device.

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 03:50:40 AM »
This will probably require Phil's attention but it may be a while as he's currently on vacation.

Phi still works during vacation, lol.

it is great to have Phil in here.

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Re: HEIC support?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 06:06:19 AM »
You can do as below:
1. Local support: Go to your iPhone camera settings to set "Format" as "Most Compatible", JPG. Or you can go to Camera > Photo > Transfer to PC or Mac > Automatic. Then your images will be converted to JPG. This can work well for the images saved at a later time.
2. HEIC Converter: As there is no concrete support to view HEIC files on non-iOS 11 devices, we can only set about converting these HEIC images to other compatible format, like JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. by using a heic to jpg converter. This can work well for the existing images.