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Opening HEIC format in Aff. Photo 1.6.7 Mac

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Aff. Photo v1.6.7 apparently allows to open .HEIC files. Strangely enough some can be opened and others not. I cannot see why anything in these files would be different.

This makes me wonder:

- is Aff. Photo for Mac v1.6.7 supporting HEIC for 100%?

- what could be the reason some of these HEIC are not recognized and the following message is shown: "Failed to open file. This file type is not supported."

Thanks for your help!



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Hi @Felicia,

Welcome to the forums. 

We do not support HEIC on the desktop builds. Have a look at this workaround:

On 7/2/2018 at 11:00 AM, MEB said:

Hi JDub,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
The desktop versions of Affinity Designer and Photo still cannot open HEIC/F files directly. One way you can work around this is to add the HEIC file to Apple Photos, then go to menu Image ▸ Edit With ▸ Affinity Photo (the file will be sent as a TIFF for editing in Photo) or  alternatively (still in Apple Photos with the HEIF file selected) go to menu File ▸ Export ▸ Export 1 Photo... and select the format you want. You can then open the exported file directly from Affinity.




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Thx so much for your very swift reply Gabriel! Thx also for the workaround!

Is there any timeline when full HEIC support would be foreseen for the desktop versions?


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