PPA description

This PPA contains packages to add support for HEIC / HEIF files.

HEIF is a new image file format employing HEVC (h.265) image coding for the best compression ratios currently possible.

libheif is an ISO/IEC 23008-12:2017 HEIF file format decoder (encoder to come). It makes use of libde265 for the actual image decoding. Alternative codecs for, e.g., AVC and JPEG can be provided as plugins.

libheif has support for
- tiled images
- alpha channels
- thumbnails
- reading EXIF data
- reading the depth channel
- multiple images in a HEIF file
- image transformations (crop, mirror, rotate)
- overlay images
- plugin interface to add decoders for additional formats (AVC, JPEG)

See for further information.

NOTE: You will also need to enable the PPA "strukturag/libde265"
if you are running Ubuntu Trusty or older, so dependencies can be

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:strukturag/libheif to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:strukturag/libheif
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact struktur AG.

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Package Version Uploaded by
aom 1.0.0-2ppa1~ubuntu18.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-02-15)
aom 1.0.0-2ppa1~ubuntu16.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-02-15)
aom 1.0.0-2ppa1~ubuntu14.04.2 Joachim Bauch (2019-02-15)
heif-gimp-plugin 0.0.1+20180423070940+gita264c0c-1ppa2~ubuntu18.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2018-05-11)
heif-gimp-plugin 0.0.1+20180423070940+gita264c0c-1ppa2~ubuntu16.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2018-04-23)
heif-gimp-plugin 0.0.1+20180423070940+gita264c0c-1ppa2~ubuntu14.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2018-04-23)
libheif 1.6.1-1~ppa1~ubuntu19.10.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-12-20)
libheif 1.6.1-1~ppa1~ubuntu19.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-12-20)
libheif 1.6.1-1~ppa1~ubuntu18.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-12-20)
libheif 1.6.1-1~ppa1~ubuntu16.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-12-20)
libheif 1.6.1-1~ppa1~ubuntu14.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2019-12-20)
x265 1.9-3ppa1~ubuntu14.04.1 Joachim Bauch (2018-02-14)
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