Opened 17 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#14909 closed enhancement (no change required)

Translator for HEIC - High Efficiency Image File Format

Reported by: vercu Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Add-Ons/Translators Version: R1/Development
Keywords: heic heif Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


The heic format is used on newer iPhones for storing pictures. Native support in Haiku would be nice to have.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by cb88, 17 months ago

Note HEIC is a container format. When it contains HVEC encoded images it is patent encumbered and may require a license. HEIC can also contain other codecs like AV1 however.

comment:2 by vercu, 17 months ago

From the wiki page: In Apple's implementation, for single images they have chosen the latter .heic filename extension as the only one they will produce for photos, which indicates clearly that it went through HEVC encoding. heif is supported by Gimp, ImageMagick and Krita among others. It is not enabled in the Haiku Krita port. ImageMagick did not work here. But maybe I am doing something wrong.

comment:3 by cb88, 17 months ago

"which indicates clearly that it went through HEVC encoding."

Not sure why you think that... JPEG in a HEIC container is still called .heic In that respect it is similar for instance MKV which can contain a variety of codecs.

Surely it probably is HEVC on an iPhone, but that isn't a given.

comment:4 by pulkomandy, 6 months ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

This can be implemented as a 3rd party translator if needed.

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