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#16 2018-03-11 09:52:45

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Re: Heif

Apparently, Android P will have native HEIF support.

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#17 2018-03-17 02:32:25

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Windows 10 is now on board. That's all the major OS's.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperi … -for-fast/

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#18 2018-12-14 02:09:26

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Looks like Mac OS has built-in support for saving HEIC now. I just tried saving 160MB 6341 × 8453px TIFF file, to HEIF at roughly 80% quality, using just regular Preview. The result... 5.7MB. Wow!

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#19 2020-06-08 11:22:36

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Two years and half years latter, it seems that Heic (Hvec based) was refused by open source community like I initially predicted. If the format it's not adopted by the web-browsers it will never be a replacement for JPEG.

The good news:
1) WebP has support on client side by all major web-browsers since 2019 and also on server side, so can be fully implemented.

2) There is an alternative of high-efficiency image format AVIF based on AV1 codec made by Alliance for Open Media supported by Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and Netflix.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AV1#AV1_I … le_Format_(AVIF)
Plans to implement it in Firefox and Chromium (Chrome, Edge, Opera, etc). Firefox already has experimental support in their nightly version.

AVIF vs JPEG comparation
https://netflixtechblog.com/avif-for-ne … 1d75675fe4

The bad news:
as it's a new codec AV1 do not have hardware decoding/encoding support (compared with HVEC that have this for years), i don't think is such a big problem for image decoding (unlike video).

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#20 2020-06-08 13:00:50

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Re: Heif

eliz82 wrote:

1) WebP has support on client side by all major web-browsers since 2019

Not support in Safari, MacOS or iOS

I tried to do some tests with AVIF, but haven't been successful yet. Seems to be buggy and people are reporting that it is 100x slower than WebP and HEIF.

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#21 2020-07-21 15:07:39

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AVIF support will be added in Chrome 85 at the end of August 2020 and all Chromium based browsers (Opera, Edge) by the end of this year.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/chrome-an … ge-format/

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#22 2021-03-14 20:54:58

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2021 news about AVIF

- Lib GD has now AVIF support, so now internet server side is supported
https://github.com/libgd/libgd/releases/tag/gd-2.3.2

- Android 12 have AVIF native support
https://android-developers.googleblog.c … 2-dp1.html

- Firefox has postponed in the last moment their (default) AVIF support because some problems with rendering AVIF colorspaces in Firefox 86
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.c … 443863#c68

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#23 2021-03-15 13:31:42

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#24 2021-03-16 00:24:13

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No problem.

Forgot to say Chromium and Webkit got AVIF support. So Safari being Webkit based will probably follow support soon.

For anyone that wants AVIF support in Photoshop please register and vote here
https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversa … 3d4278baf4

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#25 2021-08-13 21:00:52

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Re: Heif

webp has universal support since a while back now… will Piwigo 12 support it?

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#26 2021-10-07 17:21:55

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eliz82 wrote:

- Lib GD has now AVIF support, so now internet server side is supported
https://github.com/libgd/libgd/releases/tag/gd-2.3.2

PHP 8.1 have AVIF support
https://php.watch/versions/8.1/gd-avif

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#27 2022-10-06 12:04:35

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Supporting new file "formats" is not the main issue. If Piwigo (through ImageMagick) can generate a preview (pwg_representative) in JPEG/PNG, then the format can be considered as supported by Piwigo.

But is that the point here? Aren't we discussing the replacement of JPEG by HEIC or AVIF or YouNameYourFormat for the multiple sizes generated by Piwigo? The ones displayed in the web browser. That's a much bigger deal because the format must be widely supported by web browser (and not only the latest versions on the latest OS versions).

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#28 2023-09-11 17:38:43

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Piwigo 14 will support *.heic files :-) (and also webP)

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#29 2023-09-15 03:09:22

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plg wrote:

Supporting new file "formats" is not the main issue.

Exactly. None of this matters without strong browser support and a broad ecosystem.
Microsoft is not onboard with AVIF yet.
HEIF is still pretty much non-existent.
WEBP benefits are marginal and it's still not widely accepted.
https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/best- … a0c1b2789/
https://research.mozilla.org/2013/10/17 … fficiency/

I'm sticking to JPEG for now

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#30 2023-09-15 09:40:45

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Re: Heif

executive wrote:

HEIF is still pretty much non-existent.

By default, iPhones and new Android phones use HEIC to store photos. That's a big deal because the majority of photos are now taken with a phone.

executive wrote:

WEBP benefits are marginal and it's still not widely accepted.

WebP is interesting because its widely supported by web browsers and efficiently replaces JPEG (lighter), PNG (lossless compression and transparency) and GIF (animation).

The problem I have encountered for now is that resizing an animated WebP requires Debian 12.

I'm sticking to JPEG for now

Which is a perfectly reasonnable choice, but if your phone takes photos in HEIC, you will have to convert them into JPEG at some point.

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