New Photo Extension

There is a new default photo extension for Android phones (I believe Apple as well). It is called HEIC. iNaturalist does not support this file type. It is a nuisance to convert to a .jpg file, although it can be done with the iMazing app. Can iNaturalist add this extension to the others for uploadable photos, as it seems to be here to stay?

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https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/support-heic-heif-images/17549
There’re more topics discussing it.

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I’ve commented on other threads already, but will say again here—I am hoping this will be added to iNat very soon!

I am not sure iNat currently has the resources to add any new functionality.

However, they have been seeking to hire 2 developers for several months now.

They had plans for a new cross-platform mobile app. I’ve tended to pin my hopes on that, rather than any enhancements to existing apps.

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Here is the latest status blog:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/inaturalist-updates-for-june-2022/33230?u=teellbee

i don’t think you need any special third party apps to do this. see https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/a-different-heic-question/33028/24 and subsequent posts in that thread.

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FYI, if you want to switch your iPhone from taking HEIC files to JPEG files, go to:
Settings → Camera → Formats and choose “Most Compatible” instead of “High Efficiency”.

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