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What are HEIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HEIF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your HEIF files.

What is a HEIF file?

A .HEIF file is a HEIF Bitmap file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open HEIF files

We have identified two HEIF openers that are compatible with this specific type of HEIF file.

Programs that open HEIF Bitmap files

Last updated: January 24, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of HEIF files. Remember, different programs may use HEIF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

GIMPGIMPUser submitted
KritaKritaUser submitted
Movavi Photo EditorMovavi Photo EditorUser submitted
Movavi PicverseMovavi PicverseUser submitted
ImageGlassImageGlassUser submitted
Apowersoft Photo ViewerApowersoft Photo ViewerUser submitted
Windows PlayerWindows PlayerUser submitted
Pixillion BeeldconverterPixillion BeeldconverterUser submitted

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