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400 Points

Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:25 PM

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Photoshop: HEIC Support

Photoshop does not support HEIC images that are created using the new iOS?? I'm sure Apple didn't keep it a secret. Sounds like another pissing match between Adobe and Apple. Grow up and act like adults and support HEIC. 

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212 Points

a year ago

It’s incredible, they can randomly shut down Business Catalyst and Muse affecting thousands of agencies and customers, purposely avoid cooperating with major technology innovators like Apple and still get away with it. And they control and dominate the industry.

How we hate to love em and love to hate em.

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160 Points

a year ago

For those who need to handle HEICs on Windows, here is a workaround:
If you already have a license of Affinity Photo, it already supports HEIC even on Windows.
If you don't have Affinity Photo, use GIMP instead.

They can open HEIC while Photoshop CC 2020 can't.

P.S. If you need to open multiple frames in HEIC, use GIMP. It shows corrupted thumbnail but once you open it works like charm.

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212 Points

a year ago

Which just goes to show, Adobe are purposely not doing it.

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82 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled import heic files to windows for photoshop cc.

Cannot use .heic files from cell phone to ps cc

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142 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cannot open .HEIC files in Photoshop on a Windows machine.

Unable to open .HEIC files in Photoshop (or Camera RAW) on a Windows Machine. Please solve. Receiving lots of these files from users with the new iPhones. Thanks. 

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142 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Open .HEIC files in Photoshop on a Windows machine.

You cannot open a .HEIC file in Photoshop on a Windows machine. Please solve. I am getting all kinds of .HEIC files from new iPhone users. Big problem. 

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112 Points

a year ago

I have an APP that you drag those HEIC files on and it is that simple and puts them on your nominated folder.. NOW What I do not understand is how Adobe first started on Apple Mac. Was originally bundled with a scanner and grew from there and now it seems they have the ignorance to ignore iOS support and it's roots. Bit like Google Maps (originally 'Where2) as soon as the samsung was released.. well... big companies are not known nor ever will understand loyalty .. only want your loyalty. One way

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60 Points

10 months ago

SOLVED! I use Windows 10 Pro with Photoshop CC. Because I have the full Creative Cloud suite I also have Lightroom. Lightroom supports HEIC files. No need for 3rd party converter apps.

1. Install Adobe Lightroom
2. Add HEIC photo(s) to lightroom
3. Export as JPGs
4. Open in Photoshop.

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43 Messages

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984 Points

Hey Chris, appreciate your suggestion on a workaround and that's what I currently do; however, exporting to JPG and then opening in Photoshop is definitely not the same as Photoshop being able to natively read/import and write/export HEIC-format files (with zero loss of information) – which it presently cannot do on Windows.

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60 Points

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212 Points

10 months ago

This is not solved!!! The point is NONE OF THE OTHER IMPORTANT ADOBE SOFTWARE SUPPORTS HEIC. Curb your enthusiasm.

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60 Points

10 months ago

canon eos 1dX mark III supports .heif

means = preassure is rising :-)

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302 Points

9 months ago

This is so annoying.

I get that it's some sort of royalties dispute but could we at least have the option to pay for the privilege to use HEIC files while Adobe and Apple wrangle over it? You can pay a trivial amount to have Windows Photos be able to tinker with them - I can't see why we have to have this multi-year wait without any updates on progress even.

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16.7K Points

Apple doesn't own HEIC, it's an MPEG standard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Image_File_Format

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43 Messages

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984 Points

"HEIF itself is a container, and when containing images and image sequences encoded in a particular format (e.g., HEVC or H.264/AVC) its use becomes subject to the licensing of patents on the coding format. ...In Apple's implementation, for single images they have chosen the latter .hei c filename extension (.heic s for image sequence files) as the only one they will produce for photos, which indicates clearly that it went through HEV C  encoding."


HEVC licensing (a.k.a. the H.265 codec) goes through MPEGLA and is a  can of worms, so that could well be what's taking a while for Adobe to sort out with Photoshop.

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212 Points

Why does Apple choose a non-standard format that costs everyone more money and hassle?! Apple are isolating themselves more and more. I just heard that LastPass (LogMeIn) can no longer be used on Apple devices because they are shutting down the plugin options for 3rd party password software developers - to be replaced by their own, of course! LastPass are withdrawing from iOS. That would be anti-competitive. Now where have we seen that before? mmm, oh yes: Adobe!

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302 Points

Sorry - you are right. Saying 'Apple' is, at best, an extremely lazy shorthand. They are MPEG members and are the most prominent evangelists for it but not the actual creators. It's more likely that MS haven't paid for the same sort of blanket developer usage on Windows that Apple have on MacOS... but this is guesswork: it would be nice if Adobe actually explained the situation. It's particularly bizarre to have added support to Lightroom but not Photoshop.

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80 Points

8 months ago

Oh man this is so bad. Photoshop should be the reference for all that is pixel working.
Adobe, please stand up and rise as you should. 

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80 Points

8 months ago

The odd thing is that Lightroom CC and Classic both support HEIC files natively, so clearly some licensing (and code) is already completed on Adobe for Windows.

The only reason I can imagine for Photoshop on Windows to not support it is that Photoshop is more associated with professional use, and maybe there's some additional cost related to that. And, those negotiations are likely subject to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which is why we don't hear anything about a status.

All supposition, of course, but I can't think of anything else that makes sense.

IMHO, the main reason to avoid converting .heic files to .jpg is that .heic supports 16-bit color, while .jpg maxes out at 8-bit. It's unclear what bit-depth cell phone cameras support, there's seems to be scant information on this point. However, I do see less banding in colors with a .dng from my S20 Ultra than from .jpg, so it looks like maybe 10-12 bits of color on the main sensor there, which is another reason I'm looking forward to .heic in Photoshop.

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144 Points

6 months ago

HEIF or HEIC is a container. With the flagship Canon camera moving from JPEG, I can see more and more HEIF images coming our way. JPEG is so last century and if Lightroom can open it, it boggles me why Photoshop can't. Right now, I have both so if I need HEIC access with Photoshop, I'll use my mac but it's not ideal.

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162 Points

6 months ago

Please, Adobe. Give us HEIC support in Photoshop and Bridge in Windows. Anxiously waiting ...
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled HEIC Support