HEIF / .HEIC File Support in Photoshop?

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Sep 01, 2017 Sep 01, 2017

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Any idea when we will be seeing support in Photoshop to handle Apple's new iOS format for pictures? The HEIF, specifically the .heic image format?

Thank you in advance,

~Scott

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Oct 10, 2020 Oct 10, 2020

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Oct 11, 2020 Oct 11, 2020

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sorry, didin't realize this is regarding the Windows version of photoshop, no problem with my mac

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Oct 12, 2020 Oct 12, 2020

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Ditto, my bad.

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Jun 14, 2020 Jun 14, 2020

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WTF, Adobe?!? How come Photoshop still can't open HEIF files when so many devices write them? I am used to you ignoring your Premiere Pro users (of which I am one), since the ones that stuck with it until now just don't have any alternative (Resolve is good but has its own issues), but GIMP is an excellent (and completely free) replacement for Photoshop, which supports HEIF files (among many other things they got over PS), so I would jump ship over this in a heartbeat.

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Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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Photoshop added HEIC support on Windows this morning (version 22.1), relying on the operating system's codecs for this format:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/file-formats.html#HEIFHEIC

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/ps-heic-codec.html

 

"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¢.

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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This codec doesn't work. I just downloaded it and it installs automatically on a Windows 10 PC. Photoshop will still not open an .heic file. Read the reviews for the codec, people overwhelmingly not the same thing in their reviews, the codec doesn't work. So, this is not the "correct answer".

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