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MM Answers: How do I change the format of photos and videos on my iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

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Today's question:

How do I change the format of photos and videos on my iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

Since the launch of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13, Ma's ecosystem has adopted a new standard for compressing photos and videos, as well as a new image format: HEIF and HEVC, which came to replace traditional JPEG and H.264 in this article you can learn a little better about these formats and understand the changes.

If you are fully inserted in the Apple ecosystem, you will hardly have problems working with your photos and videos, but if that is not the case, you may have some compatibility issues. I explain: natively, your device captures images and videos in this new format and, when sharing this image, the system transforms the file into a copy, in a common and more compatible format. The problem occurs when an application tries to access the original file, stored on your device, and finds your photo / video in this new format.

If you have an application that is experiencing this problem, the solution is drastic: stop using this format, going back to the traditional JPEG and H.264. The huge disadvantage is the space occupied by the files, which without this high storage efficiency, ends up using much more space in your iGadget.

Changing the standard photo / video format

On your iPad / iPhone / iPod touch:

  1. Comes Camera Settings;

    Settings - Camera

  2. In "Formats", change to the "More Compatible" option.

    Camera - Most Compatible

Did you resolve your application's compatibility issue?

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