Does IOS11 change old photos/vids to HEIF/HEVC too?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by whitedragon101, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

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    Does IOS 11 change your old photos to HEIC too?

    If not can you set it to do so?

    I have thousands so the space would be handy. Would save on iCloud space too.
     
  2. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately it doesn't. Would be super handy, however you wouldn't be able to use some of the old pictures when it comes to editing on a laptop with photoshop or other content cause HEVC isn't supported universally as of yet. It will be in the future. If you need to take anything important and edit it... make sure to set your camera back to JPG so it's easily compatible with editing programs.
     
  3. EugW macrumors 603

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    No, converting would be a really bad idea, as it reduces quality and it would take forever.

    I save everything as HEVC and HEIF. However, my main image repository is Photos, which not only is now compatible with both formats in High Sierra, it also gets a nice feature boost in High Sierra.

    However, if you need to export out of Photos and convert to JPEG, Photos will do that automatically.
     
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Am I the only one with iOS 11 that doesn’t have a formats option in camera?
     
  5. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    It’s only supported on iPhone 7 or later
     
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Hah. Thank you :)
     
  7. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a 6s and it uses the HEIF/HEVC as default too. My wife has a 5s and it doesn't show the option. So not sure which is the oldest phone to support it but definitely 6s and above.
     
  8. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Wow strange, yeah my 6s+ acts like it doesn't exist. No option for Format in Camera. lol. You have an option for that in your Camera settings?
     
  9. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah doh.

    He's right. I just checked. I set up my iPad Pro and my iPhone at the same time.

    My 10,5" iPad Pro has HEIF, the 6s does not.

    Shouldn't be a problem though. I have 2TB iCloud ;)

    They dropped the price to £6.99 a month. Not bad
     
  10. EugW macrumors 603

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    Only the A10 Fusion and above (7 & 7 Plus or above) support hardware HEVC video encoding. This is required for 4K HEVC obviously, but it is also required for Live Photos, since the 1080p video component of Liver Photos is also HEVC.

    A9 and above (6 & 6 Plus) support hardware decode though.
     

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