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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
Photoshop Document (PSD) is the default file type for Adobe Photoshop, a powerful and complex graphic design program. PSD can store an image along with a complex array of its corresponding layers, vector paths, objects, filters, and more, all in one file! PSD allows a user to make surgical edits on individual components of an image or a graphic design while retaining the file’s information in an accessible format. One drawback of PSD is that it can be large and unwieldy.
Adobe Photoshop is the most common program to open a PSD file. A free alternative to Adobe products is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, otherwise known as GIMP.
Due to the size of PSD files, they are not easy to transport, store, or share. To overcome this, PSD is often converted to a file format that can compress the data. Most often, the conversion is to JPEG, which offers lossy compression, or PNG, which offers lossless compression.
Developed by: Adobe Inc.
Initial Release: 19 February 1990
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