|⇒ Category:||Raster Image Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Moving Picture Experts Group|
📌 The .HEIF object is strictly associated with images stored and opened in the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), a lossy encoded data specification and standard. Generally, a typical .HEIF instance may include image sequences, image bursts, image collections, and still images. Besides, the resulting .HEIF graphics may include technical metadata which explicitly describes each particular image in detail, as well. The technology relies on HEVC video-compression algorithm, also widely known as H.265 schema. The extension mechanics and logic were designed, invented and opened up by MPEG group and gained ultimate popularity in 2017 when Apple enterprise announced that they have managed to replace JPEG visual content with HEIF encoding algorithm since the release of iOS 11.
📌 The .HEIF container is perfectly recognizable by a variety of proficient suites, able to represent and open the graphical images in lossy state. Among such applets Gimp, Zoner Photo Studio X, HEIC for Windows, Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop should be specified on the first hand. Besides, the .HEIF resources can be smoothly reviewed and uncovered on Android and iOS devices due to complete compatibility of the tech standard with all contemporary mobile platforms and shells. After all, the iOS system has achieved native support of the noted schema since the release of iOS 11 and consequently released system branches. Thus, you aren’t required to preinstall any external graphical editors or programs in order to review HEIF content on your original Apple infrastructure. At the same time, Android users are suggested to preinstall complementary third-party suites to exploit the defined technology.