As far as camera replacement apps go, ProCamera should definitely be on your shortlist, if not already on your device. Entering a new era: ProCamera’s first iOS 11 release is all about “high efficiency” and embracing the future. ProCamera now fully supports the HEVC compression standard for videos and also for photos in the form of HEIF files. The new photo file format gives you even better image quality at nearly half the size of a JPEG file. In other words, you can store almost twice as many photos on your device at an even higher quality level! HEIF photo files taken with your iPhone show the file suffix .heic.
In ProCamera, there are two ways to switch file formats:
a) Settings > File Format
b) Open Control Panel (three lines icon) > Toggle “Format” icon
Via Settings > File format, you can also choose your preferred quality level (compression), which is a determining factor for the final file size. For HEIF files, a quality setting of 100% indicates a lossless compression. The HEVC compression for HEIF files is a lot more efficient than JPEG compression and creates less artifacts. This means even lower quality settings will create files of decent quality at very small file sizes.
HEIF is available for all iOS 11 devices with an A10 or A11 Fusion chip (iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and later).
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