Open/convert HEIC images

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Open/convert HEIC images

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I learned that PhotoLine 23.02 opens HEIC images dragging them on PL32 application icon. But PL32 seems unable to open them through "File open..." dialog. On other side, if I open a HEIC image dragging it on PL32 application icon, and than save the image as JPEG file, I loose EXIF information. The same happens if I use a conversion function.
Other strange behavior is that many times, converting a HEIC image to JPEG image, make it much larger image... from 3'024x4'032 to 12'600x16'800
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Re: Open/convert HEIC images

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borgo1971 wrote: Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:01 I learned that PhotoLine 23.02 opens HEIC images dragging them on PL32 application icon. But PL32 seems unable to open them through "File open..." dialog.
That's not correct, but if you want to use the "Open" dialog, you have to setup the file filter to "All Files (*.*)"
Since HEIC is loaded by Windows or macOS, it has no own entry.
borgo1971 wrote: Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:01 On other side, if I open a HEIC image dragging it on PL32 application icon, and than save the image as JPEG file, I loose EXIF information. The same happens if I use a conversion function.
That's correct, at the moment the Windows and the macOS import does not support meta data.
borgo1971 wrote: Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:01 Other strange behavior is that many times, converting a HEIC image to JPEG image, make it much larger image... from 3'024x4'032 to 12'600x16'800
I don't have this effect here and I don't see a reason for this. Is it already the big size after opening or after saving?
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Re: Open/convert HEIC images

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borgo1971 wrote: Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:01 Other strange behavior is that many times, converting a HEIC image to JPEG image, make it much larger image... from 3'024x4'032 to 12'600x16'800
Can you send us a sample file showing that behavior to support@pl32.com?

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Re: Open/convert HEIC images

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Yesterday it happened more than once, even randomly. But I trashed both, HEIC files and oversized JPEGs. Now I'm unable to repeat the behavior. In first time I suspected it had something to do with Apple's live photos (that yesterday I may have inadvertently taken), but today even with live photos I don't get this kind of issue.
If it happens again, I'll post the files.
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Re: Open/convert HEIC images

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borgo1971 wrote: Wed 09 Mar 2022 22:14 Yesterday it happened more than once, even randomly. But I trashed both, HEIC files and oversized JPEGs. Now I'm unable to repeat the behavior. In first time I suspected it had something to do with Apple's live photos (that yesterday I may have inadvertently taken), but today even with live photos I don't get this kind of issue.
If it happens again, I'll post the files.
I am just interested in the original HEIC. The generated JPEG does not provide any additional information.

Martin