|Technical details||HEIF offers several advantages over older image formats like JPEG. It uses more efficient compression algorithms, resulting in smaller file sizes without compromising image quality. HEIF also supports features like transparency, alpha channels, and multiple images (such as burst photos or Live Photos on iOS devices) within a single file.
HEIF files can be decoded using software that supports the format. Some popular image viewing and editing software that support HEIF include Apple Photos, Adobe Photoshop, and GIMP. However, some older software may not support HEIF natively, requiring users to convert the files to a different format before use.|