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High Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) is the format name Apple selected for the new HEIF standards, but HEIC isn't solely a format ; it is a container for images, audio, and other information which employs advanced compression techniques to generate files with high image quality and smaller size than the JPEG alternative.

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Viewer for HEIF/HEIC images in El Capitan or Sierra

Is there any "native way" to view the new HEIF/HEIC format (or the viewer-application) in El Capitan or Sierra without upgrade of MacOS itself? It is not yet possible to upgrade yet to HighSierra for ...
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Odd Frame Rate 29.68 fps in Live Photos

Why 29.68 fps? Is it possible to set up a 30 fps or 29.97 fps frame rate for Live Photos? The problem is a video part of Live Photos in iPhone X in iOS 11.3 uses quite strange variable frame rate –...
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Is there any way to reliably get rid of the caches in com.apple.MediaLibrary safely?

I found >10 GB of files inside a folder on my internal drive. It comprised of photos and videos which I recognized from my system photo library (which is synced with my iCloud Photo Library): ~/...
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Making my own HEIF/HEIC files

I've been looking around for a while for a way to start packing image bytestreams into HEIF files, since macOS High Sierra and and iOS 11 are now out. Haven't had much luck, just large numbers of ...
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Why are iPhone X photos higher quality than iPhone 7?

My relative has an iPhone X, while I have both an iPhone 7, and a DSLR camera. At a recent family event I compared his photos with mine and his iPhone X photos look almost as good as DSLR. I did a ...
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How to sync iPhone HEIC / HEIF photos to MacBook Photos v1.5 (El Capitan)

My iPhone (iOS 12.3.1) takes pictures in HEIC / HEIF format. I have an older Macbook (13" mid-2009) with MacOS El Capitan, which includes Photos v1.5. When my iPhone photos get synced via iCloud to ...
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How to get the original HEIC file out of iCloud Photos on the web?

I take photos on iPhone 7+. How can I get the original HEIC file from iCloud Photos on the web, when browsing on Windows? I'm using Firefox on Windows 10. When I download a single photo from https:...
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HEIC image thumbnails don't appear on older iPad

Wife has an iPad Mini running iOS 9 or so, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11. Images shot in HEIC get synced to her iPad via Photos app, but no thumbnails appear. If clicked, the images appear normally. ...
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Combine separated live photos with different time stamp

I'm a traveler around the world which makes the date of my pictures a disaster. And the date are all wronged during the movement of the files. For example: the .heic file has the date: April 4th, and ...