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Ditto. I use only Windows computers and tablets and now have upgraded my phones to new Galaxies with native support for HEIC/HEIF files. 

I had expected that by installing the Microsoft HEIF/HEIC codec from the Windows Store would allow for my (Windows Store ver) would also allow me to open, edit and save HEIC files, but that wasn't the case.

Now I don't see any HEIC codec plug-in for either -- I find this really odd.

Is there any effort to add new codecs such as HEIC to either natively (preferred) or via a plug-in (pack) -- would it be possible for to leverage the MS HEIF/HEIC codec support?  

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I'm planning to add HEIC support in 4.1.7. It will require that you have Windows 10 v1809+ installed, as it has the HEIC codec built-in. I'm currently migrating many of the other file types from GDI+ to WIC, and once that's done it shouldn't be too difficult to add HEIC support.


Saving HEIC files may need to wait for Windows 10 v19H1 or whatever the next big update is.


And, just to be clear, Windows 7 and 8.1 will not be able to work with HEIC files in 4.1.7. They do not have the WIC codec for HEIC.

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