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Understanding the new iOS HEIF image formats

11 monthes ago   |   By Sweet Setup

One of the new features in iOS 11 was a new image format for the camera. Instead of capturing JPEG/H.264, it now defaults to a new image format called HEIF. macOS High Sierra also supports these formats. The significant benefit of this new format is that it takes up half the space of the old format. The challenge is that it's not supported everywhere just yet, even though it is an open standard.
On iOS, you have two options that you should be aware of. The first is under Settings → Camera → Formats. If you choose the Most Compatible option, the camera will store photos in the old...
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