.HEIF File

.heif is High Efficiency Image Format

Features Description
File Extension .heif
Format Binary
Created by Moving Picture Experts Group
Category Raster Image

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  1. How to open:
  2. How to convert:

What is an .HEIF file?

The heif file extension is associated with the High Efficiency Image File Format, a picture image file format based on HEVC (High Efficiency Video Compression - H.265), developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) in 2013.

The heif file contains:

  • Image Items
  • Image Derivations
  • Image Sequences
  • Auxiliary Image Items
  • Image Metadata

The HEIF images requires less storage space than JPG images without quality loss.

MIME types:

A heif file extension is related to the High Efficiency Image File Format, a picture image format, developed by Moving Picture Experts Group.

How to open:

Use compatible tools to view content of *.heif files.

How to convert:

The *.heif files can be exported to other picture image file formats.

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