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File extension .heic
Category Image File
Description HEIC is a file format used for storing both individual images and sequences of images. It came to prominence as the default photo storage format on Apple iPhone devices from iOS 11 onwards (replacing JPG) and macOS High Sierra. Developed by the MPEG group, HEIC files are generally 50% the size of JPEG files, but with higher visual quality. They also allow users to store metadata and image edits alongside the photo, and more than one photo in a file (useful for "Live" photos).
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Technical Details A .heic file is a container, indicating that the stored media is a type of High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) file, as defined by the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) specification. Like JPG files, the HEIF specs detail that image data is stored using discrete cosine transform (DCT), which results in lossy compression. However, becuase HEIF supports a larger variety of block sizes for DCT (from 4x4 to 32x32), the resulting compression is more efficient, leading to smaller files sizes. HEIF also supports animations, thumbnails, image edits, sequences, metadata and extra image data such as alpha plane or a depth map.
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop
Mac OS Preview app
Microsoft Photos app
Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
MIME type image/heic
Useful links Primer on HEIF and HEIC files
Using HEIF and HEVC media on Apple devices
Windows support for HEIF
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File extension .png
Category Image File
Description PNG pronounced ping is a format for storing bitmapped (raster) images on computers. It was created originally to replace the GIF file format when it was announced that the companies who created the GIF format wanted royalties. PNG uses indexed colors and lossless compression (like a .GIF file), but without those copyright limitations; it cannot be animated like a GIF image.
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Technical Details PNG images are in many ways better than .GIF as they also include an 8-bit transparency channel, which allows the colors in the image to fade from opaque to transparent; GIF images only support fully opaque or fully transparent pixels. PNG supports palettes of 24-bit RGB colors, RGB images or greyscale or RGB images. PNG was intended to be able to transfer images on the Internet, not professional graphics, and so does not support other colour spaces (such as CMYK).
Associated programs Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program (LINUX)
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Safari
Developed by PNG Development Group
MIME type image/png
Useful links Further information on PNG Files
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Using Zamzar it is possible to convert HEIC files to a variety of other formats

  • heic to bmp (Windows bitmap)
  • heic to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
  • heic to jpg (JPEG compliant image)
  • heic to pcx (Paintbrush Bitmap Image)
  • heic to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • heic to png (Portable Network Graphic)
  • heic to tiff (Tagged image file format)
  • heic to wbmp (Wireless Bitmap File Format)
  • heic to webp (Lossily compressed image file)

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