Modern camera devices provide the capability to capture HEIF/.heic photos.
macOS - Photoshop supports HEIF/.heic files running on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later.
Windows - To successfully view and edit HEIF/.heic files into Photoshop, download and install both of the HEIF and HEVC CODECs directly from Microsoft.
that´s from the info to the PS 22.1 update.
the HEVC codec on the microsoft store is 99 cent.
that´s the one windows user need to install?
adobe was not able to provide proper HEVC/HEIC support on its own?
you do know that many people don´t have and want a MS store account?
i have the HEIC extention installed (it is free and installs without a MS store account) but photoshop won´t open HEIC files. there is no SAVE option in the SAVE AS dialog.
so i guessed it is because i don´t have the HEVC extention installed?
HEVC codec is licensed and therefore requires the Microsoft download
yeah i know that.
adobe is obviously to cheap and was not willing to pay for a license it seems.
they rather let their customer pay for something other applications offer for free.
More likely there have been licencing issues in the past (look them up) and they don't want to get their fingers burnt.
a multi-billion dollar company like adobe can not do it but smaller ones have no issues.
when will people stop finding excused for greedy companys?
if we, thr customers have to pay for it anyway, the time it took for adobe to implement HEIF is even more ridiculous.
don't have this issue on my MAC; only WIN devices. Lack of support for WIN platform is ridiculous. Neither solutions from Microsoft or Adobe work with their instructions for installing the necessar extensions for HEIC or HEIF. These folks are wasting my time.
Blame Microsoft for not making this an open source format.
lol ... adobe has developed plenty of none open formats.
that´s some kind of joke?
i blame adobe.
look at other companys who can support HEIF/HEIC.
btw: it´s apple development, not microsoft.
yeah microsoft could pay for it but then... microsoft window is an OS.... not a image editing program.
Yep - and the licensing is not simple, a consortium of companies own the rights (Adobe is not one of them).
Microsoft indicated support for HEVC in Windows 10 but removed it and made it a paid download in 2017
No - none of us get paid to be here. We are volunteer users not Adobe employees
i just read that capture one v21 is supporting HEIC.
i am not sure if it also relys on downloading and paying for the HEVC codec from microsoft.
but i will install the trial and test it.
It seems you'd be wasting your time... It is exactly the same setup there:
"...support[s] 8-bit HEIF files to the extent that those are supported by the underlying operating system.
NOTE: Users running Windows might need to download the two extensions “HEVC Video Extensions” and “HEIF Image Extensions” from Microsoft to enable HEIF/HEIC support in Capture One."
Photoshop added HEIC support on Windows this morning (version 22.1), relying on the operating system's codecs for this format:
"View and work with HEIF/.heic files in Photoshop on Windows by downloading and installing HEIF and HEVC codecs from the Microsoft Store."
There is one account for all things Microsoft. So your Windows 10 login works in the Microsoft Store as well.
The first codec is free and the second costs 99¢.
Have any of you managed to open HEIF files coming from the Iphone 12?
I downloaded and installed both windows plugins, and surely I'm able to open some files that I found in Internet but not the photos I'm taking.
Here's an example the one in the left will have no problem to open unlikely the one in the right.
As far as I can see the only diferences between these two files is the capital letters.
Hmm, that's a peculiar thesis... Did you try renaming each of those files to have extensions in the opposite case, and then see what happens?
Yep, same result.
I know that Adobe has support for the Iphone 12, because the DNG files will recognize the lenses and open without a problem. So the problem seems to be just with the HEIC files.
I wonder if there is an updated codec version for HEIC that isn't widely available yet.
I totally agree. "Supporting" a file format to me says that you should be able to open, edit, and save in that "supported" format. Come on Adobe, move your butts. And I'll probably get someone to reply saying "why would you ever want to save in that format anyway?" It doesn't matter why I want to do it, if you say it's supported, then support it!
If you have a feature request for Photoshop (like to be able to write HEIC/.heif files in addition reading & editing them), then you can submit a product idea here:
It helps to be specific about what you are asking and why, with examples... The feature request will be logged in the system for Adobe developers and then voted on by other users for potential implementation in a future release.
when you read the thread you see that the feature was already requested, 5 years ago in 2017.
and when i remember right i saw request for HEIF/HEIC support in the feedback forum a decade ago.
not sure what happend to the photoshop feedback forum.
Open/read support in Photoshop on Windows was added in December 2020 (PS version 22.1).
Open/read support was already native on Mac.
Unless I'm misunderstanding you, you are asking specifically for the ability to write or save in the HEIC/.heif format as well... That seems to be the implication, anyway. Hence the suggestion to make that specific request of the PS deveopers now, if that's important to you.
BTW, the Photoshop feedback forum was merged into the Community forums here last year. So there are separate ticket types now for discussions (like this one), bug reports, and ideas / new feature requests.