8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2017 6:44 AM by Szalam

    A new photo format?

    Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP
        • 1. Re: A new photo format?
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Replace... never... too many existing programs and web sites use JPEG

           

          Add to... no idea... support for Apple's MOV format is not universal, especially since Apple removed Quicktime for Windows support

          • 2. Re: A new photo format?
            davescm Adobe Community Professional

            Hi

            Thanks for sharing this.

            The format looks good but I would think adoption may take a long time.

            It is clearly a format for sharing, I would not use a lossless format for master. But no matter how good the new format, at the moment you can put a jpeg out there, confident that almost anyone will be able to view it. I would be reluctant to put out images in a format that only a % of viewers might see. So a bit of a chicken and egg situation .

            It will be interesting to see how it develops.

             

            Dave

            • 3. Re: A new photo format?
              Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Isn't Nokia in a patent dispute with Apple over parts of this?

               

              As I understand it, Nokia has made an open-source JavaScript library that can be implemented on any website today. Meaning you don't have to wait for the browsers to support the file format or rely on 3rd party plugins to use it.  However major browsers will likely get on board once it gains wide enough acceptance.

               

              Below a nice comparison of HEIF, animated GIF and JPEG

              HEIF Comparison - High Efficiency Image File Format

               

              More discussion on this at W3C and more recently in Hacker News.

              Responsive Images breakout session TPAC 2016 -- 21 Sep 2016

              HEIF – High Efficiency Image File Format | Hacker News

               

               

              Nancy

              • 4. Re: A new photo format?
                Bob Howes Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I wonder.

                 

                I detect that Apple no longer has quite the clout to set a new standard and make people convert.  There are an awful lot of .jpg gear and photos out there and they'll be around for a LONG time.  I'd wager that  HEIF converter will come out within days of any Apple release.

                 

                Me?  I shoot stills in Camera RAW with a jpeg preview.  I do have an iPhone now but am seriously considering  Samsung next time.  I have nothing but trouble with the lightning connector and, with new models trying to use it for audio as well, I don't have much confidence.

                • 5. Re: A new photo format?
                  JR_Boulay Adobe Community Professional

                  I do have an iPhone now but am seriously considering  Samsung next time

                  The only thing you will regret is that you did not do it sooner.

                   

                  • 6. Re: A new photo format?
                    Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                    https://forums.adobe.com/people/Bob+Howes  wrote

                     

                    I have nothing but trouble with the lightning connector and, with new models trying to use it for audio as well, I don't have much confidence.

                    I have had issues with the odd Lightning lead, but not the socket so far.  This is a 5S so it must be a few years old now.  In fact the socket that has caused me problems is jack!   I spend every moment I am not doing something that required my concentration, listening to audio books on my phone, and I used to get through at least a couple of ear buds a year through catching the lead on door handles etc. (no doubt which caused the problem with the jack socket).

                     

                    But I am now totally sold on Blu Tooth.  It's range is good — in fact too good at times, because I occasionally lose the phone and have to do a lot of walking to triangulate its general location. When the headset runs out of power and I want to carry on listening, like when cooking in the kitchen, I use a Blu Tooth radio.  There is no problem with paring.  When the head set is charging it becomes disconnected, and turning on the radio has it instantly paired and running.

                     

                    Best of all, because the Blu Tooth ear buds don't have a lead to catch, they have lasted for ages so far, so are saving me a lot of dollars.

                    • 7. Re: A new photo format?
                      Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                      JR_Boulay  wrote

                       

                      I do have an iPhone now but am seriously considering  Samsung next time

                      The only thing you will regret is that you did not do it sooner.

                       

                      I was impressed with my brother's Google Pixel.  At the time I didn't know it came in different versions, so I have no idea what his was, but it was the only time I felt tempted to change my aging 5S.  It astonishes me how so many of my friends feel compelled to have the latest model.  Many of them complain that they are hard up, some living mainly on a state pension, yet they regularly spend serious money on a device little different to the one they already have.  Plus they have data plans that cost the same as a full CC subscription.  In fact at least one of them says she can't afford even the Photography plan, and uses a pirated version of CS6!

                      • 8. Re: A new photo format?
                        Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        If somebody is into Photography, I could understand getting the iPhone 7+. They say the best camera is the one you have with you and the camera on this thing is so great compared to older iPhones (and most Androids). Having the ability to optically zoom is great, but also the fake Depth of Field works really, really well and produces some shots that fool a lot of the general public into thinking it was taken with a DSLR. I love it.