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High Efficiency Image File Format

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High Efficiency Image File Format is a container format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). The format has several variants and supports individual or sequences of images.
Common image file formats
Name
High Efficiency Image File Format
Short nameHEIF
Developed byMPEG
Year2015
Pros
ConsLimited support yet
Patent-encumbered
Features
Vector graphicsNo
Raster imageYes
LosslessYes Lossless and lossy
Animation supportYes
Transparency supportYes
Layers supportNo
HDRYes
Maximum bit depth8-bit (HEIC)
up to 16-bit (HEIX)
CMYK support (for print)No
Maximum number of channels
Commonly used forApple iPhone photos
Browser support (without plugin)
Google Chrome- AVIF
Microsoft EdgeNo
SafariNo
FirefoxNo
OperaNo
Internet ExplorerNo
Additional
File extensions.heif .heifs
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