User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Build ID: 20170418123818 Steps to reproduce: Try to load an heif image Actual results: Image is not shown Expected results: The image should be shown. HEIF is the new image format for iPhone und iPad from iOS 11 onward. HEIF is used by default by the camera on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. After upgrading to iOS 11, HEIF is also used on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Therefore, consumers will soon have Billions of HEIF images, and it would be a pity, if firefox cannot display them properly.
It's patented, so it's unlikely that it will be implanted into Firefox.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → ImageLib
Product: Firefox → Core
Version: Trunk → unspecified
2 years ago
Priority: -- → P5
HEIF is already positioned to become mainstream. HEVC is everywhere. The question is how many users will Firefox lose until it is dragged into making some progress. JPEG is ancient, and HEVC has been royalty-free for browsers for a few months now: http://x265.org/hevc-advance-announces-royalty-free-hevc-software/
Some links with info: https://github.com/nokiatech/heif https://nokiatech.github.io/heif/ https://mpeg.chiariglione.org/standards/mpeg-h/image-file-format
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Has Regression Range: --- → irrelevant
Has STR: --- → irrelevant
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Summary: HEIF / HEVC support → Implement support for High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)
Safari doesn't support HEIF (https://tests.caniuse.com/?feat=heif) so there's currently no reason we'd want to support this. http://x265.org/hevc-advance-announces-royalty-free-hevc-software/ only talks about the HEVC Advance patent pool allowing browsers to implement it. Are there a comparable announcement from the other patent pools? (velosmedia and MPEGLA)
11 months ago
a month ago
See Also: → PIK
a month ago
See Also: → JPEG-XL
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