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HEIC uploads
« on: April 28, 2024, 02:31:11 »
Why is your .jpg an attachment instead of displaying in the message?
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2024, 18:07:50 »
Not sure I understand the question.
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2024, 20:55:13 »
Dirk,
Most jpg attachments just show up in with the text and don't need to be clicked on.  Me getting ready to pass the Corvette, for example.
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2024, 21:18:31 »
Rodd,
I have no idea. My iPhone saves images either as .JPG or as .HEIC. If its .HEIC it does not upload here and I have to convert the file to .JPG. Maybe that has to do with it?
 
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2024, 21:27:36 »
Rodd,
Now that you got me wondering, I googled the .HEIF
Maybe we should allow these file extensions to be attachable as well?

(Why do my photos become HEIC instead of JPG?
HEIC is the file format name Apple has chosen for the new HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) Standard. Using advanced and modern compression methods, it allows photos to be created in smaller file sizes while retaining a higher image quality compared to JPEG/JPG.)
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2024, 10:30:33 »
Rodd,
I have no idea. My iPhone saves images either as .JPG or as .HEIC. If its .HEIC it does not upload here and I have to convert the file to .JPG. Maybe that has to do with it?
Did you properly convert it or did you change it's extension?
You need to properly convert .heic images... otherwise it cannot show them in-line

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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2024, 10:37:50 »
Maybe we should allow these file extensions to be attachable as well?

(Why do my photos become HEIC instead of JPG?
HEIC is the file format name Apple has chosen for the new HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) Standard. Using advanced and modern compression methods, it allows photos to be created in smaller file sizes while retaining a higher image quality compared to JPEG/JPG.)

As long as browsers -- other than Safari -- do not support .heic or .heif I cannot let them be used as an upload format.
Apple users, please convert your images to .jpg before uploading. And with convert, I mean convert... do not just change the extension.

An Apple tool for conversion is Preview. A quick shortcut is: Go to the folder where your photos are located and hold down the Command key while selecting the photos you want to convert. Right-click the selection and choose Quick Actions. Next, choose Convert Image > JPEG. Customize image size if you like.

On an iOS device (iPhone/iPad):
  • Open Picture in Photos-App
  • Tap Share
  • Tap Copy Photo
  • Open Files-App in any writable folder
  • Tap on empty space and select "Paste"
  • The inserted file will be in jpeg format automatically.

Then upload that file in your post using the Attachments option

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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2024, 11:27:32 »
Or change settings> camera > formats from “high efficiency” to “most compatible”
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2024, 13:47:00 »
As long as browsers -- other than Safari -- do not support .heic or .heif I cannot let them be used as an upload format.
Apple users, please convert your images to .jpg before uploading. And with convert, I mean convert... do not just change the extension.


Interesting.
In my case, I did convert them: meaning save as …
Also, the files open and display on my windows based laptop (not Safari) just fine.
But, I have no problem converting them either.
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2024, 13:53:18 »
For those so interested:

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/file-types/image/comparison/heic-vs-jpeg.html

I find the Adobe link a bit curious as the .heic format has been around for a number of years, and it wasn't until very recently that I could drag an .heic file into Photoshop Elements! You still cannot save a file as an .heic in this Adobe product. So Adobe hasn't embraced it. Apple has, but they were not the inventors, just the adopters.

As mentioned, preview or similar will easily convert the file. Changing your iPhone to "most compatible" will simply do everything in .jpg which of course, increases file sizes dramatically.
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Re: HEIC uploads
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2024, 19:44:41 »
Yes the HEIC photos cause issues all over the place.  Apple uses that format now because it allows the photos to be "Live" photos.  So it is really a series of photos in one file.  (If you have Live turned on). I had tons of issues when I started uploading here.  Realized the HEIC thing, you need to covert to a JPG so it discards all the other versions of the photo.   Also you probably need to shrink it a little when converting.  My iPhone creates photos that are too large for this site.  They can be easily converted in Apples preview app.
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