HEIC Support

HEIC Support

A free and open-source plugin for WordPress that adds .heic image support for iPhone & other Apple devices.

Visit wordpress.org/plugins/heic-support for more download options and all discussion.

FEATURES

Allows .heic uploads to the Media Library. Creates a .webp copy of .heic images when they are uploaded.

Creation of .webp copies only works on servers running ImageMagick 7 or above. Check the page at MediaHEIC Support after activating to see if your server provides ImageMagick 7.

Why Doesn’t WordPress Support .heic?

Browsers do not display .heic images because software patents. Anyone wishing to display .heic images has to purchase a license to do so. Converting not-free .heic images to an open format that can be shared among all is not a capability of a majority of web servers when this plugin was written. ImageMagick is the world’s most popular image conversion tool. HEIF support was launched as a part of version seven, but many web hosts are still running version six. This plugin will detect when conversion to another format is not possible.

Web hosts offering ImageMagick 7

In fall of 2022, I found Rocket.net to be the only managed WordPress host with which I am familiar to offer version seven. None of SiteGround, WP Engine, and Kinsta had upgraded from six.

Someday, we will celebrate the death of this plugin. Until then, use HEIC Support to help load iPhone photos into WordPress.

Download the Plugin

Consume the Code

This plugin is maintained on Github at github.com/csalzano/heic-support/

Send Feedback

Have an idea for a new feature? Please login to wordpress.org and visit this plugin’s support page. If you have feedback about the source code, please create an issue on Github.