Bug 139488 - support image format HEIC import
Summary: support image format HEIC import
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: graphics stack (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Format-Filters Images
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Reported: 2021-01-07 21:52 UTC by Jérôme
Modified: 2021-03-07 23:06 UTC (History)
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Description Jérôme 2021-01-07 21:52:32 UTC
I took a photo with the camera that is shipped with my phone (Samsung with Android 10).
This format has the advantage of a smaller file size.

Steps to Reproduce:
Open Writer or Impress. Next try to insert an image by selecting all types of files.

Actual Results:
I get an error message which tells the format is unknown (French localisation).

Expected Results:
Display the image into the document.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I tested on GNU/Linux x86_64 with version. However, the bugs appears with an older Lo version on Microsoft Windows.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2021-01-08 00:24:17 UTC
There is currently no import support for HEIC image format. You'll need to convert external to LibreOffice.

I see filter import of HEIC "HEVC in HEIF" compressed image format as counterpoint to AVIF "AV1 in HEIF" of bug 138668

The AV1 is more appealing for license, but HEVC is probably more common.

If libs and license allow, probably both should be implemented.