This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom Classic: Support for HEIC file format (Windows)
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!