On 27/11/2018 11:02, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 09:08:17PM -0800, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> On 11/26/18 8:58 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
>> Looks like there is a new image format in town and we need the libheif and
>> libde265 libraries in order to read it according to the gimp plugin . The
>> plugin docs say it should be included by default now in gimp but the gimp on
>> my f29 system says it can't read the file. This is probably because we
>> have the underlying libraries in Fedora.
> They would have to be provided through rpmfusion. I thought I saw a
> comment a while back that getting the libraries in was being worked
> on, but I could be mistaken.
Is there a license/patent problem? Debian has libheif in the regular
channels, but I guess as it uses a video codec it may have a patent
The problem will probably be libde265 (which implements HEVC) rather
than libheif (which implements a container file format).
Tom Hughes (tom(a)compton.nu)