HEIF/HEIC on Linux?

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JimDossan
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HEIF/HEIC on Linux?

Post by JimDossan »

Hello everyone!

Searched the forums, but so far I only found the same question in some comments with no answer.

On Linux, can XnView MP support HEVC compressed photos (be it via plugins or other libraries), especially the thumbnail generation?

I found a thread on Reddit that talked about having libheif1 and libheif-dev installed, but that didn’t work for me so far on Ubuntu 20.4 LTS
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Re: HEIF/HEIC on Linux?

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currently it's only supported on Windows/MacOS
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Re: HEIF/HEIC on Linux?

Post by JimDossan »

Thank you for the answer, now I can stop wondering whether I'm doing something wrongly! :D

Then I'll have to use some other software for viewing the files while on Linux for now. Thanks again for all your work!