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Request #77757 Support for HEIC / HEIF EXIF
Submitted: 2019-03-17 08:55 UTC Modified: -
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.7
Reproduced:26 of 26 (100.0%)
Same Version:13 (50.0%)
Same OS:16 (61.5%)
From: bugs dot php dot net at shkspr dot mobi Assigned:
Status: Open Package: EXIF related
PHP Version: 7.1.27 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-03-17 08:55 UTC] bugs dot php dot net at shkspr dot mobi
Apple iPhones now take photos in HEIC / HEIF.  They store EXIF metadata, but `exif_read_data` cannot read data.

On Linux, if I run the command line tool `exiftool test.heic` - then I'm able to see the metadata.

I can supply HEIC images if that would help.

I'm using PHP 7.1 and ImageMagick 6.9.4-10 (1684).

Test script:

Expected result:
Full EXIF readout

Actual result:


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 [2019-12-03 22:21 UTC] jesse dot szypulski at gmail dot com
+1 :\
 [2020-04-17 15:06 UTC] ncosta at alum dot rpi dot edu
+1, definitely something I need. Currently have to convert HEIC to JPEG just to pull EXIF data.
 [2020-05-22 10:09 UTC] hct-gaming at email dot de
+1 this would be very welcome. IMHO heic is spreading especially on mobile devices and it could already be used in several more use cases if php would support it.
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