Steve Gear Steve Gear - 3 months ago 77x
Objective-C Question

How do I get the data from UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL?

I am using ELCImagePickerController in my app and I don't want to save the selected fullScreenImage to my array because if i selected 40 iPad images then that is not good.

I want to get data from

instead of
from the dict of method
- (void)elcImagePickerController:(ELCImagePickerController *)picker didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo:(NSArray *)info

I have tried:

NSDictionary *dict = [info objectAtIndex:count];

NSData *data = [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@",[dict objectForKey:@"UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL"]]]];//UIImagePNGRepresentation([UIImage imageWithContentsOfFile:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@",[dict objectForKey:@"UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL"]]] );
NSLog(@"length %d",[data length]);
imageview.image = [UIImage imageWithData:data];

However, every time I am getting 0 bytes. I have tried with all the answers available in forum but no use.

Can anyone answer this please?


UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL returns NSURL object not the string object. Please change your code to -

NSData *data = [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:[dict objectForKey:@"UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL"]];
NSLog(@"length %d",[data length]);
imageview.image = [UIImage imageWithData:data];

UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL returns NSURL object for Assets Library, so you can get image as -

ALAssetsLibrary *assetLibrary=[[ALAssetsLibrary alloc] init];
[assetLibrary assetForURL:[[self.imagedata objectAtIndex:i] valueForKey:UIImagePickerControllerReferenceURL] resultBlock:^(ALAsset *asset) {
    ALAssetRepresentation *rep = [asset defaultRepresentation];
    Byte *buffer = (Byte*)malloc(rep.size);
    NSUInteger buffered = [rep getBytes:buffer fromOffset:0.0 length:rep.size error:nil];
    NSData *data = [NSData dataWithBytesNoCopy:buffer length:buffered freeWhenDone:YES];//this is NSData may be what you want
    [data writeToFile:photoFile atomically:YES];//you can save image later
} failureBlock:^(NSError *err) {
    NSLog(@"Error: %@",[err localizedDescription]);