Is HEIC/HEIF format supported by Capture One?

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  • Lukasz Bendykowski

    I'm not sure what "Majority of photo editing software" means in this context. Adobe introduced support for HEIC and HEVC in the June 2018 as you can read here https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/lightroom-cc/kb/heic-files-support.html. I'm aware that the Capture One team works hard introducing new great features from the very beginning and I'm really grateful for that as Capture One is my favorite photo managing/editing software at the moment. I would like to just ask if you have HEIC support in your roadmap and if so how far we are from getting it? It's not just Apple who introduced started using it. Even Canon is moving towards this format (https://petapixel.com/2019/10/31/canon-has-moved-on-to-heif-but-wont-ditch-jpeg-completely-yet/).

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  • Carl casca

    An answer to the above question would be very helpful. Even smaller indy-type software is supporting heic. I’m trying to move away from adobe and would like to move to capture1, but the official reply above makes me a little nervous about the future of the software in general. I don’t want to move to something that’s winding down, and non-reply to how long it will be before you can support a format that is becoming widely adopted would be helpful. It’s not as if people are asking you to support some obscure outdated format. Any news on this would help me make an informed decision about capture 1

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  • Lost Carrier

    Yep... erm... +1!

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  • Marco Hyman

    Yes.  Please give us HEIF file support.  Sooner rather than later.  Adobe, Affinity, Pixelmater, GIMP, and other image editors already support this format.   Capture One is lagging.

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  • Brooket3

    Another request for HEIF and HEVC

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  • Carl casca

    I wouldn't count on this any time soon.  I wrote to C1 support and got an email back that said they are not familiar with the heic/heif format.   I don't like Adobe and would have liked to switch to C1, but w/o heic, it's not feasible for me.  Sadly, there are advantages to going with a major player over small indy developers.

     

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  • Oliver Steffe

    I'm really sorry, but because of this missing feature I have choosen to use another software.

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  • Lost Carrier

    @marchyman: I think you can Skylum Luminar to that list...

    @Carl: Let's hope that this was just due to support just supports what is already there and less what's in the pipeline...

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  • Werner Ens

    I use version 12, and will not upgrade until HEIC is supported.

     

    I don't understand the reluctance. They add new camera formats continually.

     

    My guess is they see this as an alternative to jpg, so they consider support for heic as a complicated internal change, especially if they maintain an option for jpg or heic internal representation of previews and proxys.

     

    But it doesn't have to be that way, at least initially. They could simply treat HEIC as they do raw formats. Which is to say they maintain the original HEIC file, but internally, previews and intermediate files are still jpg. But when editing is performed, the new jpg previews are generated from the heic file.

     

    One solution would be to implement a simple heic to DNG converter, which is already supported. I can't believe that would require very much programming effort.

     

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  • Gilles Thibault

    I was really hoping that version 20 was going to support HEIC. Not much of my commercial work is using it but some BTS photos do. It makes no sense to consider switching to a partial solution, especially since the format has been out for so long. May still consider this for tethered shooting, but it's a bit disappointing...

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  • Richard Luckyn-Malone

    I have to agree, as soon as C1 supports HEIC I can ditch Lightroom.

    Approximately 8–9% of the world's population uses an iPhone, there must be tens of millions of HEIC images taken every day. Even though I wish my clients would use DSLRs or better, I don't always have control and sometimes these formats end up in my workflow.

    C1 needs to add this support.

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  • Matthew Percy

    Another vote for support.

    Yes, we can pre-convert HEIC to another format to import, however technology was supposed to make life easier. Its been the standard format for a large chunk of the consumer market with the iPhone for a while now, and large vendors like Canon are driving towards it. I presume its just a matter of time, but capture one seems to be behind the pack on this one. I think all my other tools support it.

    M.

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  • FirstName LastName

    My wife and I are both on the 30-day Capture One trial.  We want to merge our iPhone HEIC photos with our Nikon Z6 photos in Capture One, but until HEIC import is available, this is a deal breaker.  Sorry to find out Capture One is so far behind Photoshop in this regard (also no haze filter) which we also really want.

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  • Christian Huber

    +1 for HEIC/HEIF support.
    Switched from Lightroom to C1 recently and the missing support for HEIC is the only downside....

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  • Matthias Seidenstücker

    Very disappointed that this was not sorted with the latest release. Would have thought that compatibility with a popular format was a no-brainer....

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