In This Topic ▼

File Formats: High Efficiency File Format (HEIC)

The High Efficiency File Format (HEIF) is described in ISO/IEC 23008-12. The HEIF format was first made popular by the HEIC format, which used HEVC compression.

The HEIF container supports other compressions, too. For example HEIF images with AV1 compression are called AVIF images. The AVIF format is royalty free, whereas the HEVC compression used in the HEIC format is covered by several patents.

The rest of this topic will talk about HEIF files using HEVC compresion (HEIC). Refer to AV1 File Format (AVIF) for more information on AVIF.

LEADTOOLS supports reading and writing HEVC (H265) compressed single-image HEIC files.

The file constants associated with HEIC are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Heic 24, 32, 48, 64 BPP 24 BPP High Efficiency File Format with HEVC compression (HEIC).

LEADTOOLS supports the following HEIC features:

Required DLL

Leadtools.Codecs.Heif.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Related Formats: EXIF - Exif Formats.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Heic HEIF 402 image/heic HEIC - High Efficiency File Format

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

Help Version 23.0.2024.5.23
Products | Support | Contact Us | Intellectual Property Notices
© 1991-2024 LEAD Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

LEADTOOLS Imaging, Medical, and Document

Products | Support | Contact Us | Intellectual Property Notices
© 1991-2023 LEAD Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.