joshholat joshholat - 4 months ago 9x
iOS Question

How to compress/resize image on iPhone OS SDK before uploading to a server?

I'm currently uploading an image to a server using Imgur on iOS with the following code:

NSData* imageData = UIImagePNGRepresentation(image);
NSArray* paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES);
NSString* fullPathToFile = [[paths objectAtIndex:0] stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"SBTempImage.png"];
[imageData writeToFile:fullPathToFile atomically:NO];

[uploadRequest setFile:fullPathToFile forKey:@"image"];

The code works fine when run in the simulator and uploading a file from the simulator's photo library because I'm on a fast ethernet connection. However, the same code times out on the iPhone when selecting an image taken with the iPhone. So, I tried it by saving a small image from the web and attempting to upload that, which worked.

This leads me to believe the large images taken by the iPhone are timing out over the somewhat slow 3G network. Is there any way to compress/resize the image from the iPhone before sending it?



You should be able to make a smaller image by doing something like

UIImage *small = [UIImage imageWithCGImage:original.CGImage scale:0.25 orientation:original.imageOrientation];

(for a quarter-size image) then convert the smaller image to a PNG or whatever format you need.