5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2018 4:36 AM by Mohit Goyal

    LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read

    andrewklug Level 1

      I have been using Lr classic CC on my recent iMac and Lr mobile on my iPhone X for some time without any problems. Photos taken on my iPhone are imported into Lr mobile and accessible on Lightroom classic as JPEGs, no problem. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, pictures are showing up in Lr classic as HEIC files that Lr is unable to edit, appearing as grey blank images with an exclamation error icon. Clicking on the exclamation gives a popup message "Lightroom has encountered problems reading this photo. You will not be able to make adjustments to the photo." I would of course like to be able to make adjustments, however I can't even VIEW these images, much less edit.

        • 1. Re: LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          As first troubleshooting step, please do the menu command Help > System Info and copy/paste the first ten lines or so here. That should clarify your next steps.

          • 2. Re: LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read
            andrewklug Level 1

            Lightroom Classic version: 7.3 [ 1164630 ]

            License: Creative Cloud

            Language setting: en-US

            Operating system: Mac OS 10

            Version: 10.12.6 [16G1408]

            Application architecture: x64

            Logical processor count: 8

            Processor speed: 4.2 GHz

            Built-in memory: 32,768.0 MB

            Real memory available to Lightroom: 32,768.0 MB

            Real memory used by Lightroom: 5,953.9 MB (18.1%)

            Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 10,314.8 MB

            Memory cache size: 1,923.8MB

            Internal Camera Raw revision: 933

            Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5

            Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2

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            Camera Raw real memory: 460MB / 32768MB (1%)

            Displays: 1) 5120x2880



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            Application folder: /Applications/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

            Library Path: /Users/andrewklug/Pictures/Lightroom/Lightroom Catalog-2.lrcat

            Settings Folder: /Users/andrewklug/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom



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            1) AdobeStock

            2) Aperture/iPhoto Importer Plug-in

            3) Canon Tether Plugin

            4) Facebook

            5) Flickr

            6) Nikon Tether Plugin



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            • 3. Re: LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read
              Jim Wilde Adobe Community Professional

              HEIF support was introduced in the latest Classic update (7.4) but only on MacOS version 10.13.x. So to get support in Classic you'll need to update both your OS and Classic.

              • 4. Re: LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read
                johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                Hmm, you're running LR 7.3, while HEIC support was added in the most recent version, 7.4.


                You have these options:


                - If you want LR to be able to handle HEIC photos, you'll need to update your Mac to  Macos 10.13 (High Sierra) and LR to 7.4.


                - If you want to store HEIC photos on your iPhone but have them converted to JPEG when they sync to LR CC, you can try what the Help says and set the iOS option Settings > Photos > Transfer To Mac Or PC > Automatic on your iPhone.  But that hasn't worked for me and others.


                - Otherwise, you'll have to set the iOS option Settings > Camera Formats > Most Compatible on your iPhone. This will cause your phone to store photos in JPEG format rather than HEIC, and they'll sync to LR CC as JPEGs (and thus to LR Classic).

                • 5. Re: LR mobile importing pictures as HEIC, Lr classic CC unable to read
                  Mohit Goyal Adobe Employee (Admin)

                  Hi All,


                  We're happy to announce the release of Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 & Lightroom CC 1.5.


                  This update includes the support for HEIC image files on Windows platform.


                  Here's the list of what's new in this release:


                  Lightroom Classic CC 7.5: New features summary for the October 2017 and later releases of Lightroom Classic CC

                  Lightroom CC 1.5: New features summary for the October 2017 and later releases of Lightroom CC across devices


                  Let us know if the update resolves the problem for those affected and share your feedback with us.




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