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Offline waho6o9

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HEIC
« on: March 12, 2020, 07:43 PM »
When will  Festool accept the new Apple HEIC  picture format?

I can't seem to post HEIC pictures and trying to convert them to JPEG is too frustrating. Even with the iMazing converter
it's still impossible to post pictures. 

Any ideas TIA ( Thanks in advance )

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 12:26 AM »
I assume your using a Mac.  If so, you can try this below, its what I did.  I guess its using some script language underneath and then its a simple right click on the file and choose the 'quick action' you create via this tip.  I don't use it a lot but it does work.

https://www.howtogeek.com/398927/how-to-convert-heic-images-to-jpg-on-a-mac-the-easy-way/

Offline waho6o9

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 12:32 AM »
Thank you Rick, I'll give it a go.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 04:57 AM »
Maybe thank Apple for creating a new image format that the World does not support as yet.

Thanks to Mr. GIF (CompuServe) and his whining because everyone was using the file format and no royalties were coming his way the PNG format was created in the early 90s. When .PNG came about it took a while to get accepted and supported. The patents on .GIF expired many years ago but PNG had caught on by then.
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Offline JimH2

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 10:23 AM »
Maybe thank Apple for creating a new image format that the World does not support as yet.

Thanks to Mr. GIF (CompuServe) and his whining because everyone was using the file format and no royalties were coming his way the PNG format was created in the early 90s. When .PNG came about it took a while to get accepted and supported. The patents on .GIF expired many years ago but PNG had caught on by then.


It is not Apple's image format. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It is used and supported by several operating systems including:

  • Windows 10 version 1803 and later
  • macOS High Sierra and later
  • iOS 11 and later
  • Android Pie and later

There also are a list of applications that can manipulate it. I don't even know how you can generate the files. I have a Mac, iPad, and iPhone and have never seen this format nor have I ever had any problem posting a file from my current or prior iPhones. Something is definitely amiss here.

Update:
I am wrong about the format's usage. Here is how to turn it off on an iPhone.
https://petapixel.com/2017/09/25/make-iphone-shoot-jpegs-ios-11/

Offline JimH2

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 10:28 AM »
When will  Festool accept the new Apple HEIC  picture format?

I can't seem to post HEIC pictures and trying to convert them to JPEG is too frustrating. Even with the iMazing converter
it's still impossible to post pictures. 

Any ideas TIA ( Thanks in advance )

The software that runs this website was not created by Festool. The company or individuals who created it will need to update the software to handle the new format.

When my images are dragged out of iPhoto it looks like they are being converted to jpg automatically (or that is at least what it looks like is happening).

Offline Rich Kline

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 10:56 AM »
If your photos are in the Photos app on your Mac, you can export them out in jpeg.  A more important step is to reduce their size to medium because there is a max size on this forum upload size that was preventing me from uploading full-size images.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: HEIC
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 05:48 PM »
For Win10 there are free extensions available from MS, but the ratings are not so good.

If interested you can get them here:

https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9PMMSR1CGPWG

There's an article on Wikipedia about it which mentions the Apple implementation
of this image format that you may want to check out first.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Image_File_Format
« Last Edit: March 13, 2020, 05:54 PM by Bob D. »
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