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Offline exnav

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HEIC file format support
« on: August 09, 2018, 03:11:28 pm »
Apparently iPhones are using the photo format HEIC. Please consider adding support for HEIC files in Photo Mechanic.

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Re: HEIC file format support
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 03:33:40 pm »
Apparently iPhones are using the photo format HEIC. Please consider adding support for HEIC files in Photo Mechanic.

Unfortunately HEIF/HEIC are heavily patent-encumbered and have large licensing fees for developers that don't have access to an OS that doesn't already offer system-level support for the format.

Hopefully this will change.

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Re: HEIC file format support
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 06:47:48 pm »
Is there a seamless way to integrate a 3rd party HEIC>jpg conversion app that operates from within PM ?  For better or worse we now have iPhones and generate many images using them. Yet to be able to determine whether an HEIC or .jpg from the phones is better but definitely a value add if PM would handle both.

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Re: HEIC file format support
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 08:54:29 pm »
Is there a seamless way to integrate a 3rd party HEIC>jpg conversion app that operates from within PM ?

Not sure what you mean by "seamless way to integrate"?  If such an app existed and could be run from a command line then PM could be modified by us to do that sort of thing, yes.  If you're wondering if PM has a way to allow a user to directly do the same thing then, no, PM doesn't offer a way for the user to have PM run an app that performs a task.  Anyway such a thing would be doable.  Have you found some good command-line/terminal apps that do this and are free?

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