PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif 1.17.6-preview2

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This is a prerelease version of PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif.
dotnet add package PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif --version 1.17.6-preview2
NuGet\Install-Package PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif -Version 1.17.6-preview2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif" Version="1.17.6-preview2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif --version 1.17.6-preview2
#r "nuget: PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif, 1.17.6-preview2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif&version=1.17.6-preview2&prerelease

// Install PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif&version=1.17.6-preview2&prerelease


This MagicScaler plugin wraps the libheif codec for HEIC images, such as those created by Apple devices running iOS 11 or later, and AVIF images. This plugin supports only decode, using the libde265 HEVC decoder and the dav1d AV1 decoder.

Be aware that the HEVC video coding standard used in HEIC images is burdened by numerous patents which may vary in validity by country.

By using this plugin, you acknowledge that your use of the codec is permitted royalty free or that you have purchased an appropriate license.

Windows 10 and 11 include a HEIF codec by default, but it may not function for HEIC or AVIF images without purchase/installation of a video codec extension from the Microsoft Store, and it may not function for all users or apps. This plugin is meant to be used when the Windows codec is not available or does not work.


A compatible libheif binary must be present for this plugin to function. For convenience, the NuGet package includes native binaries for Windows (x86, x64, and ARM64) and Linux (glibc x64 and ARM64).


Codec Registration

To register the codec, call the UseLibheif extension method from your CodecManager.Configure action at app startup. By default, the plugin will remove/replace the Windows HEIF codec if it is present.

using PhotoSauce.MagicScaler;
using PhotoSauce.NativeCodecs.Libheif;

CodecManager.Configure(codecs => {

Using the Codec

Once registered, the codec will automatically detect and decode compatible images.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net461 is compatible.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.17.6-preview2 10,507 3/6/2024
1.17.6-preview1 59 3/6/2024
1.16.2-preview1 28,455 10/12/2023
1.13.0-preview1 21,266 11/8/2022
1.12.0-preview3 718 8/11/2022
1.12.0-Preview2 166 4/18/2022
1.12.0-Preview1 128 4/18/2022

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