Encode an image or image collection in HEIF format using the available codecs on the Android device.
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July 26, 2023 - - - 1.1.0-alpha02

Declaring dependencies

To add a dependency on HeifWriter, you must add the Google Maven repository to your project. Read Google's Maven repository for more information.

Add the dependencies for the artifacts you need in the build.gradle file for your app or module:


dependencies {
    implementation "androidx.heifwriter:heifwriter:1.1.0-alpha02"


dependencies {


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Version 1.1

Version 1.1.0-alpha02

July 26, 2023

androidx.heifwriter:heifwriter:1.1.0-alpha02 is released. Version 1.1.0-alpha02 contains these commits.

New Features

  • 10-bit encoding support
  • AVIF encoding support

Bug Fixes

  • Include experimental APIs in current.txt (I1a07e, b/278769092)
  • N/A, API file changes are just reordering methods (I5fa95)
  • API lint check for MissingGetterMatchingBuilder is enabled for androidx (I4bbea, b/138602561)

Version 1.1.0-alpha01

January 22, 2020

androidx.heifwriter:heifwriter:1.1.0-alpha01 is released. Version 1.1.0-alpha01 contains these commits.

Bug fixes

  • Fined tune logic to pick HEVC/HEIC encoder
  • Improved the exception handling during the shutdown sequence
  • Bug fixes for quality control mode