High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a container format for individual images and image sequences. The standard covers multimedia files that can also include other media streams, such as timed text, audio and video. A HEIF image using High Efficiency Video Coding, HEVC, requires less storage space than the equivalent quality JPEG. HEIF also supports animation, and is capable of storing more information than an animated GIF or APNG in less size. HEIF stores double the bit color depth at 16-bits compared to JPEG at only 8-bits, and "can store twice as many pictures in the HEIC format as in JPEG". AVIF, on the other hand, has "file size 10 times smaller than JPEG with the same image quality". A tool to convert heic pictures into png or jpeg files.