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P: Support additional flavors (non iOS) of HEIC, HIF, HEVC

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Adobe get with the program.  I tried importing *.HIF files today from my EOS R5 and Lightroom Classic doesn't even show them in the import window.  They can't be imported.  I can import iPhone *.HEIF files but not from the EOS R5.  Adobe's lack of support for import and export of *.HEIF files is pathetic

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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[This feature request was incorrectly marked as Implemented. Adobe has clarified that LR supports only HEIF/.heic files created by iOS devices:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/kb/heic-files-support.html

-JRE]

HEIF FILE FORMAT: Please make sure to get file support ready asap, the new Canon 1DX 3 will be pumping out 1000's of .heif files by the Olympics!

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Engaged ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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what? No CR3 Files for RAW? 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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Are you suggesting that pro sports shooters will be shooting raw?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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HEIF is currently supported for Import in Lightroom. 
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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But it converts heif to jpg which defeats the object of heif correct?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 08, 2020 Jan 08, 2020

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Wrong. Lightroom does not convert any image type.
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 08, 2020 Jan 08, 2020

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HEIF files (from iPhone for example) are imported as HEIF
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 08, 2020 Jan 08, 2020

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So they're imported as HEIF and can they be saved out as HEIF?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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No, they can't be exported as (edited) HEIF. Just like you can't export raw files as (edited) raw. When you export images you have the same choice in file formats as with any other imported image.
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Which is exactly what I'm asking for, the option to save into heif format.
Browsers now have the option to open heif files so why not be able to take advantage of the smaller (lossless) file size of the heif in our daily use going forward?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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That is a different request than 'support' for HEIC, and is not limited to images that are imported as HEIC. Exporting in HEIC would mean you could also export a raw image in HEIC format, for example. This was already requested earlier, so go here and add your vote: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-cc-support-for-exporting-no...
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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Done.

Once a popular camera like the Canon 1DX3 starts shipping, the demand for working in heif  format is going to skyrocket in my opinion. And I think other camera manufacturers will soon follow suit.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Consider adding your voice to this thread. Make sure you click the [Vote] button too.
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-cc-support-for-exporting-no...
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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The 1DX3 is going to cost over US$6000. Its a niche model for a small professional market.

HEIF is gaining traction because of millions of iPhones and iPads.

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Engaged ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Rikk: any movement on exporting as HEIF/HEIC from Lightroom? I know, the Olympics are canceled, but we may still save the WNBA season! 🙂

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Engaged ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Just reading the DPReview article: "How HDR display could change your photography forever".

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Engaged ,
Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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Well, I just did a job with my wonderful new R6, came back and the new .HIF format is not taking kindly to LR CC version 3.4 

 

What do I do now? 

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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Add support for HEIF export!  It is ridiculous adobe hasnt added it yet! 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Consider voting and adding your comments to the official feature request: https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/camera-raw-and-dng/lightroom-ecosystem-classic-camera-r... 

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Participant ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Rick,

"HEIF files (from iPhone for example) are imported as HEIF".

What about HEIF files from a EOS R5? I cannot import them on Windows 10. Did I miss anything?

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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"Lack of Support EOS R5 *.HIF Import"

Did you mean to say, ".HEIF?"

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Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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@Rick the file the EOS R5 creates is an *.HIF which is a derivation of the *.HEIF and Lightroom does not recognize it.  

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Participant ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Support for HIF is very important, Rick, because every new Canon cam has it.

Important for LR, ACR and PS.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Moving to Camera Raw and converting to a feature request. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Seems like .HIF is just another name for .HEIF

Would you mind sending a sample file we could look at?

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