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...
Awesome, thank you! Will Adobe incorporate this into future releases?
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?
There are plugins for WEBP too, a more popular format.
With the current version (23.5.1) you should not need a plug in to open webp. It is directly supported
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!
Hi Dave,... after updating to version (23.5.1) photoshop still will not open AVIF files in my experience.
Dave was referring to webP not AVIF.
Hi, Kevin, the plug-in is for Windows, is there any solution for mac user ?
No, its not supported.
and how about the .avif?
It says on Github in the readme.
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
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 !
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.
that's a bit vague and just made me waste a lot of time. Don't worry. I think I'll live without it.
Thank you - I was just as lost trying to find the file from github. Your comment helped
to install just follow this:
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
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.
But weirdly I can just open it in Illustrator.
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.
@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.