Lightroom Ecosystem, Classic, Camera Raw: Support for exporting (not importing) HEIC files?

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Now that HEIC is starting to get some reasonable adoption after iOS 11, it’s great that Lightroom Classic CC can import those files. But it would be even better if it could export them too. For various reasons, I end up exporting from Lightroom to Apple Photos.app, and it seems like a no-brainer for me to use HEIC if Lightroom supported them. (Why not save the extra disk space?)

I know I can export to TIFF or some other lossless format and then use a third-party utility to convert them to HEIC, but that’s too much of a pain. Having native support in the Export workflow would be ideal.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export as a Live Photo back to Camera Roll?.

3 years already and there's still no sight of supporting Live Photos in Lightroom CC.  Is it really that difficult to be able to back up a Live Photo and be able to export it as Live Photo back to the Camera Roll?

I heard Google Photos was able to do that already.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom: Support for importing Live Photos (iOS 9, iPhone 6s).
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I was able to backup a Live Photo to Google Photos and restore the photo back to my iPhone just like the original.  I want Adobe to take my money, but I'm going to Google this time.
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Steffen Borrmann

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A slightly sinister explanation for why Adobe wouldn't implement HEIC export is that they would have to pay licensing fees - which may mean less money for rich shareholders intended on milking customers (some of whom like me use Lightroom strictly privately)?
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Taki Tsonis

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Except that stuff like this forces loyal customers like you and I to look at other software... 
And to my surprise, there's some pretty darned good photo editing software out there!
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Steffen Borrmann

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: HEIC export.

Please add HEIC export to Lightroom (Classic CC)
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Steffen Borrmann

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Still no sign of HEIC export. In fact, i had hoped that the "big" (cough) yearly update would bring this functionality ... but unfortunately, more or less very minor (not very useful) "updates" were delivered... why are we paying monthly fees?
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Steffen Borrmann

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When will this happen? In this century? Wikipedia: "The technical development of the specification took about one and a half years and was finalized in the middle of 2015." Well Adobe takes our money (every month) but delivers almost nothing (no HEIC export, no lens profiles for new Nikon glass even though the built-in profiles are of low quality etc etc)
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Is there other software that supports exporting HEIC?
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Taki Tsonis

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Yes there is, Affinity Photo and half a dozen other software...


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Jerry Syder

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That documents opening or importing, not exporting. Found a tweet from Affinity back in November 2019 but maybe things have changed since then? https://twitter.com/affinitybyserif/status/1198893324817580032?s=20
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled AVIF and HEIF in Adobe products.

It's sad that Photoshop or Lightroom doesn't support exporting to new efficient file formats as like as AVIF and HEIF :(
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Taki Tsonis

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Please add heif / heic exporting to PS/LR/CR.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need HEIF/HEIC export options.

Need HEIF/HEIC export options.  I need this for my workflow, and it's something that needs to happen anyway.  Please Adobe get with the times.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic HEIF Export Support.

Canon's announcement of the R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras today made a big splash.  Now Canon's Flagship DSLR 1D-X Mark III, Flagship Mirrorless R5 and the R6 all support HEIF file type.  It is possible to import these photos into Lightroom Classic, but not possible to export them as HEIF.  Adobe please add HEIF export ability.  Forcing us to use jpg negates the advantages of shooting using HEIF.
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Adobe, please please please add support for HEIF export. It's long overdue. This will save precious space on our disks and thus contribute (a little bit) to a better environmental footprint of our photographic activities (if Adobe cares about those things?).