Does my version of Lightroom support HEIC and if so, how do I get it to work?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022

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I've Googled and read tutorials, hints, tips, articles, searched the Adobe Support Community, and scoureed everythign I can find ... but I'm just flat out confused (possibly because of all the different Lightroom names.) I can't figure out if I have the version of Lightroom that's supposed to see/import/work with HEIC images or no. Here's all the specs: 

 

I'm on a Mac, macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6, late 2012. My version of Lightroom is "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4" (Version 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4). I typically manually offload my images from my phone to my hard drive and then up to a large storage drive. Then I have LR add images to the catalog without moving them. 

 

From what I've read, I think I understand that HEIC images should be supported but not the HEVC videos.

However, I just cannot get LR to import any HEIC. It doesn't see them or know they exist as far as I can tell. 

 

If someone could just clarify fo me whether this version of Lightroom should be handling HEIC or not, that'd be wonderful. If you can also point me in the right direction re: getting it to work, you'd be a superhero.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022
Support for HEIF file-type was added to subscription versions of Lightroom August 2018: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/whats-new-lightroom-cc-2018-08/ HEIF in Lightroom v4 Perpetual- no luck! Far too old a version.

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Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022

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Support for HEIF file-type was added to subscription versions of Lightroom August 2018:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/whats-new-lightroom-cc-2018-08/

HEIF in Lightroom v4 Perpetual- no luck! Far too old a version.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.3, Photoshop 23.3, ACR 14.3, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.1, Windows-10.

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Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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You can convert your HEIF files to DNG. That may allow you to work with them on LR4 but as @Rob_Cullen  you are working on a really old version of LR. See https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-ecosystem-cloud-based-discussions/best-heif-heic-to-jpg-wor...

 

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Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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Thanks @DS256 . I might just do that in the meantime. 

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Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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Thank you! Sounds like I'd just better plan on a new version of Lightroom when I upgrade my Mac, hopefully later this year. I appreciate the clarification.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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FYI. A new Mac will certainly come with Monterey OS- That will require a subscription to the Photography Plan 20GB (NOT the Lightroom Plan).

Lightroom-CLASSIC v11.1 is the current 'latest' version of your Lightroom v4, and only available in the Photography Plan.

$9.99 PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN (USA)

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.3, Photoshop 23.3, ACR 14.3, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.1, Windows-10.

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Good to know, thank you!

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