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How do i open a .avif file in Photoshop?

Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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All of a sudden images i use to drag from a browser to the desktop are no longer .jpg, rather they are .avif files and i can not get Photoshop to open them. Is this something Adobe is aware of and will they fix this in the next upgrade? Since its now an industry standard, Photoshop is behind the times...

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Community Expert ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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You can download a plugin to support this.

From AVIF site:

https://avif.io/blog/tutorials/photoshop/

 

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Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Awesome, thank you! Will Adobe incorporate this into future releases?

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Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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However, on my mac using Safari its a .webp file, & on chrome, a .avif file and that plug in is for Windows, so what do Mac users use?

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LEGEND ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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There are plugins for WEBP too, a more popular format.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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With the current version (23.5.1) you should not need a plug in to open webp. It is directly supported

 

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Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Oh, yes it did open the .webp! When i drag an image from opensea.io in safari its a .webp, in Chrome its the .avif, so for now i'll use Safari until photoshop can also open the .avif, thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Hi Dave,... after updating to version (23.5.1) photoshop still will not open AVIF files in my experience.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Dave was referring to webP not AVIF.

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New Here ,
Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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Hi, Kevin, the plug-in is for Windows, is there any solution for mac user ?

 

Thanks

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Community Expert ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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There are a number of AVIF converters available for Mac.

I personally have not used this, but it has good reviews.

Filestar 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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There are other conversion tools online: https://convertio.co/ and https://cloudconvert.com/ both work well. But this is not an adequate excuse for lack of support in the Adobe suite. 

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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No, its not supported.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 19, 2023

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and how about the .avif?

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Community Expert ,
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 19, 2023

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@tudoeraldo see above - AVIF currently requires a third party plugin or converter.

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Explorer ,
Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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It says on Github in the readme.

 

  • Close your host application.
  • Place Av1Image.8bi in the folder that your host application searches for file format plug-ins.
  • Restart your host application.

well, I downloaded the zip file but there is no file inside with that name. I tried just putting the whole unzipped file in my plugins folder but it still didn't work. Half the time I get a link to github I just don't bother because I just never understand what I'm supposed to do with these files. Nothing makes sense! Thanks

 

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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I experienced the same thing. And I agree with you most of the time on github the instructions are made for app developpers, not for users !

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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OK I found it. If you are still stuck, there is a block "releases" on the right site of the github plugin page. You click on it and then under "assets" you choose the one corresponding to your operating system (mine was x64). Good luck.

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Explorer ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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that's a bit vague and just made me waste a lot of time. Don't worry. I think I'll live without it.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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to install just follow this: 

Installation in Specific Hosts

Photoshop

Photoshop CC common install folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CC
Version-specific install folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop [version]\Plug-ins

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Participant ,
Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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Here we go again, the only time I ever type anything on this forum is when I have to complain about software I pay a tidy amount of money for each and every month, that can't do the most basic of tasks, in this case it won't open .AVIF files.

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Participant ,
Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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But weirdly I can just open it in Illustrator.

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New Here ,
Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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I have this problem with avif-Files on Mac also with photoshop. But it can be opened in Bridge !? Why? I don't understand this. I Hope there will be a solution also for Photoshop Mac Users. I do not like to use a separate converting tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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@davescm the answer you gave is not true. I am currently running 23.5.1 and Photoshop will not open the file. I haven't updated Photoshop further because I'm in college classes that require us to use the apps. They don't update their apps but perhaps once or twice a year, and if I get ahead of them I cannot do my work on both their machine and my own (and their machine is what matters as they are the graders). They don't update as frequently because they have to take precautions and make sure releases are stable or won't brick their $2k Mac desktops in the lab.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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The answer I gave is true and refers to opening webp - which was being discussed when I gave that answer

 

Dave

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