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High Efficiency Image Codec (HEIC) is a variant of HEIF that Apple adopted in 2017 when iOS 11 was introduced. The main advantage of HEIC is that it requires less space than JPEG (JPG) with no diminishment of image quality. Both HEIC and HEIF are based on High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
HEIC opens by default on Apple iOS and related applications and operating systems, such as macOS, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, Apple Photos, and Apple Preview. Android OS also supports HEIC. On Microsoft Windows, open HEIC with Zoner Photo Studio.
The best alternative program for opening HEIC is XnView MP, which works across platforms.
Developed by: Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Initial Release: 2013
Bitmap (BMP) is a pixel-based file format that stores two-dimensional images, generally without any compression. BMP utilizes a dot matrix data structure called raster graphics, which establishes the color depth of the image. BMP is mostly used for digital publishing of photographs. However, due to the lack of compression, BMP files are usually large.
BMP can be device-dependent or independent. BMP opens readily in the Microsoft Paint application and is often associated with Microsoft operating systems. Despite the association with Microsoft, a device-independent BMP, or DIB, can open on almost any device, operating system, or application.
In addition to opening BMP files, many applications can be used to create them, such as Adobe Illustrator. Should you need to convert the BMP into a vector-based image, then consider using CorelDRAW. Other applications that can open BMP files include Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Photos, Apple Preview, Apple Photos, and ColorStrokes.
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
Initial Release: 20 November 1985
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