[Gimp-user] HEIC or HEIF Files Not Opened

You have to install gimp-heif-plugin I believe but when I try to load
an image after doing that my entire desktop crashes needing a reboot
to get back in.  I'm guessing the maintainer compiled it wrong or
messed up the dependencies.

As with much of Gimp it depends. Gimp version and distro.

An Ubuntu 18.10 (VM) and all works as expected. The gimp package contains the
file-heif plugin and pulls in libheif as a dependency, which in turn pulls in
libx265..and so on. see screenshots.

However, I mostly use a kubuntu 16.04 and a Gimp 2.10.8 flatpak. The Gimp
package also contains the file-heif plugin but the org.gnome.runtime does not
have those dependencies. I can add those, the file-heif plugin now opens heif
files but crashes on export. Solution for that is disable the built-in file-heif
and add a separate heif-gimp-plugin as a replacement.

There are other linux distros that work out-the-box, PClinuxOS Gimp 2.10.8 for
example, but I have no knowledge of Fedora so can not comment.

For say, Gimp 2.8.22 (kubuntu 16.04) then all needs adding, heif-gimp-plugin
plus the dependencies.

* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1127/original/lib-heif.jpg
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1128/original/file-heif.jpg

rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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