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Posts Tagged ‘High Efficiency Image File Format’

Google Backup & Sync now works again with HEIF images

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Google's Backup & Sync desktop app, formerly known as the Google Drive client, has received several major updates lately. It added advanced file syncing controls in December, and NAS support in February. Google has now released another update, with the major change being a fix for syncing High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF/HEIC) pictures.

At some point in the past, backed up HEIF images stopped being visible in Google Photos - they could only be located in Drive.

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Google Backup & Sync now works again with HEIF images was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P feature spotlight: HDR VP9 video and HEIF image format now supported

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

HEIF, or 'High Efficiency Image File Format,' is a relatively new format that was developed by the MPEG Group in 2015. It's designed to maintain twice as much image data as a JPEG image, while keeping the file size roughly identical. Android P now includes native support for this file format, along with a decoder for HDR VP9 video.

HEIF became more widespread last year, when Apple began supporting it on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.

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Android P feature spotlight: HDR VP9 video and HEIF image format now supported was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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