LibHeifSharp 3.2.0

dotnet add package LibHeifSharp --version 3.2.0
NuGet\Install-Package LibHeifSharp -Version 3.2.0
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="LibHeifSharp" Version="3.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add LibHeifSharp --version 3.2.0
#r "nuget: LibHeifSharp, 3.2.0"
#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 LibHeifSharp as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=LibHeifSharp&version=3.2.0

// Install LibHeifSharp as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=LibHeifSharp&version=3.2.0


libheif-sharp provides .NET bindings for libheif.
It is built against .NET Standard 2.0, and should work on any supported .NET platform that has a libheif shared library.


  • Supports decoding
    • Top-level images
    • Thumbnails
    • Depth images
    • Vendor-specific auxiliary images
  • Supports encoding
    • Top-level images
    • Thumbnails
  • Supports reading and writing meta-data


API Documentation
Building libheif on Windows with vcpkg

Sample Applications

The libheif-sharp-samples repository contains sample applications that demonstrate the use of the library.


The libheif shared library must be named libheif in order for it to be found by P/Invoke.
On some platforms a DllImportResolver can be used to customize the loading of the libheif native library.
See LibHeifSharpDllImportResolver.cs in the libheif-sharp-samples repository for an example of this.

The minimum supported libheif version is 1.9.0.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

  • .NETStandard 2.1

    • No dependencies.

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HEIF/AVIF decoder for ImageSharp

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3.2.0 13,711 11/20/2023
3.1.0 6,357 5/16/2023
3.0.0 20,406 2/28/2023
2.4.0 15,179 9/10/2022
2.3.1 806 9/9/2022
2.3.0 776 9/4/2022
2.2.0 5,035 2/23/2022
2.1.0 40,656 5/20/2021
2.0.2 927 12/30/2020
2.0.1 835 11/25/2020
2.0.0 876 11/11/2020
1.0.0 963 10/21/2020

v3.2.0 - 2023-11-19
## Added

* Support for reading and writing the inline and reference mask region items.
 - Requires LibHeif 1.17.0 or later.
* `ReadOnlyMemory<byte>` and `ReadOnlySpan<byte>` overloads for various APIs.
 - This adds a `System.Memory` dependency to the .NET Standard 2.0 target.
* An `AsSpan` method to the `HeifIccColorProfile` class.
* A .NET Standard 2.1 target.