Sony has released a brand-new HEIF Converter, useful for converting the 'High Efficiency Image File Format' images used in some recent cameras, such as the Sony A7S Mark III (opens in new tab) and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
HEIF files have become increasingly popular over the years, particularly in smartphones, though Sony's full frame mirrorless a7S Mark III is also able to record HEIF files. The files also save precious memory card space by storing a collection of images, sequences or even a cinemagraph (a still image with moving aspects).
One downside is that the app only appears to work with Sony cameras, such as the a7S Mark III, so sadly iPhone and Android users that have HEIF files won't be able to benefit. You can download it direct from Sony here (opens in new tab).
When you've installed and opened up the program simply drag your HEIF images in to the interface. You can then choose to convert the images to JPEG, or larger and higher quality TIFF files.
The HEIF Converter can be downloaded here (opens in new tab), though you'll need to input your camera's model name and serial number, though we tried 0000000 and this worked just fine too.(opens in new tab)
Full specs below from Sony detailing the Bit depth, Color sampling and Color space after HEIF files have been converted to either TIFF or JPEG files.(opens in new tab)
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