Photoshop: HEIC Support

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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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HEIC is the file format name Apple has chosen for the new HEIF standard – and actually, with the new CC 2018 release that came out last month, "Photoshop now supports Apple's High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF)."

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

Note that at this time, the format import is only available on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
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MANY teams count on Adobe products being cross-platform for Apple and Windows! HEIC SHOULD open in any latest version of PhotoShop. I have Creative Cloud and updated my PhotoShop this morning when I came across a HEIC photo file sent in from a team member in the field. Very disappointed to see the error message, "Camera Raw does not support HEIC on Windows." Boo!
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January 2019 and I am hitting this roadblock as well as someone airdropped me some HEIC pictures.  Um ...  need HEIC support in my expensive Adobe products, people!!   Support it in PHOTOSHOP and CAMERA RAW please!!   My Windows 10 with the latest update supports viewing HEIC in windows Photos app.  Time for Adobe with its $$$Billions$$$ to get on board, that's why we pay the big prices, it's supposed to be the best, not second place lagging behind a free Microsoft app!
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Pfff, having the same trouble. I've owned Apples since the IIe and PC's since IBM's first pc, then the XT, then AT, etc... Apple has ALWAYS BEEN BEHIND.... except in Marketing. My favorite (sigh) was the beautiful clear mouse I got with my dual cpu G4 I needed for audio mixing. No scroller, just one button.  Can't have that scrollpad that the PC's already had for a couple of years as it might take away from the beauty of that sleek mouse. Of course they finally gave way and added the scroller to the mouse a couple of years later... again behind the times.  They wow the younger folks with form before function... always.  Me? I like function before form as I need to actually get work done. Time to stop being fancy Apple and just keep up.

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It is strange this is still an issue, 2 years after this format is adopted by Apple. And it is not an Apple proprietary format - it seems it will be the next JPG. So not supporting it is not serious.
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It's incredible that purchase all the years, a license of a "PRO" suit program (about 800 € all the years since Creative suit 3) and Adobe no solve, no solution to convert a simply image called heic, and go to App store, download iMazing HEIC Converter, batch a lot of heic images and convert all to jpg in 2 minutes... and FREE!!!Seriously Adobe??!!!

 Now, you can explain that purchase a license or a patent use, is too expensive and bla, bla, bla... and I & my "customer journey" in Adobe, is a big Pain...

Thanks Adobe to do this effective support to your "customers"

I'm an historic client  from freehand, flash, action script... and now heic... how many more Adobe? I really think now, that choose Adobe apps is a wrong choice... 

Two years ago... and today is the Adobe response: Nothing for your customers
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very hate adobe. High price but support very low. Android and other support HEIC but photoshop still no support. bad bad
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Photoshop supports HEIC sind CC 2018 came out in Oct 2017. I even can use its depth-map in Camera Raw.

Can someone elaborate what exactly the problem might be?
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The problem for me is that Photoshop does not support HEIC in its Windows version. And most solutions offered here suggest converting to JPG. But I actually want to be able to export to HEIC from Photoshop, including a depth map. And I cannot do this.
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Hi Folks, 
This issue drove me mad for a while, but if you are using a Mac then there is a very simple automator code that will give right click single and batch conversions for all your HEIC files to Jpeg or another format (albeit limited) of your choosing. The exact layout of automator will depend on your OSX version so there may be a couple of variations as detailed below. 
  1. Open Automator App
  2. In “Choose a type for your document” select “Service” or "Quick Action" then click the "choose" button
  3. In the top bar “Service receive selected” or "workflow receives current" choose “Images” or "image files"
  4. Click on "Photos" in the far left library pane and drag "change type of images" from the middle pane to the main workflow build area to the right. 
  5. In the pop-up warning select “don’t add”
  6. Choose desired format in this example it is JPEG
  7. Save or export it to your desktop as something like "HEIC to JPEG"
  8. Find it on your desktop, Double click for install 
  9. open the folder with your HEIC files in, select one or all of them and then right click, select services at the bottom and then select "HEIC to JPEG"
  10. WARNING - this automation script will replace your existing HEIC files with JPEG, so if you want to keep your original HEIC files make sure to save a backup first
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Does this keep the depth mask channel, though?
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As far as I'm aware, jpeg does not support additional data like HEIC does. I can't comment on the other available conversion formats that can be used in this script. Another good reason to have a back up of the HEIC format before running this automation. It is very useful when you want to quickly export your images into other software that does not support HEIC like MS Office and older versions of photoshop.
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Freakin Adobe, again. Still no support of HEIC in Photoshop 2 years down the line (Windows). What the hell is wrong with you Adobe?!?! Over-priced and still fighting Apple. Grow up people and get professional.
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Come on, Adobe....we need HEIC support, please!!! 
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On Windows!!!
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It's not that I can't convert them to jpeg, I want a seamless workflow that won't consume more storage and get potentially lower quality between conversion.