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Tue, Mar 20, 2018 6:30 PM

Need HEIC (HEIF) and HEVC (H.265) support in Lightroom (merging)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need HEIC (HEIF) and HEVC (H.265) support in Lightroom.Really two problems:
1. Lightroom (Classic or new CC) for Windows or Mac refuses to import these files
2. Lightroom for Mobile on iOS imports these files as JPG/H.264 (unsure if Adobe or iOS is doing the conversion, but if the latter Apple should be pushed for native import), though even if it did, see #1

Why this should be fixed:
-HEIF/HEVC is on by default on new iPhones, so the world's foremost creative company should support it
-HEIF supports many excellent features JPG doesn't, so disabling on the iPhone - although a valid option - is highly undesirable; as an example, I love the Portrait mode fake bokeh, but the iPhone's algorithm is a bit lacking and I'd like to touch up the depth maps regularly but conversion to JPEG doesn't retain them and creating them from scratch would be awful

Why I think this isn't a big ask:
-Photoshop for Mac will open HEIF files
-Premiere Pro for either platform will open either file type

One nice compromise in case HEIF file support can't be brought to all Lightroom platforms in a timely manner would be to convert to DNG or TIFF upon import.

Thank you for reading!

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom Classic: Support for HEIC file format.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Lightroom Classic and CC: Please support HEVC (H.265) video support for Windows


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