The HEIC format is a new image file format that Apple announced with the release of the iOS 11 platform in 2017. Today HEIC is one of the standard image formats on the iOS operating system and is gradually replacing the well-known JPG. Compared to other image formats, it has a smaller file size and higher image quality. The new algorithm supports working with transparency, as well as creating one file from different images - HEIC is not just a format, but also a container, which made it possible to store several photos and even videos inside one file.
File type: Image
File extension: .heic, .heif
Developed by: Moving Picture Experts Group
Initial release: 2015