Lloydworth Lloydworth - 5 months ago 24
iOS Question

How to load photos from photo gallery and store it into application project?

I'm working on an application that is almost the same as the sample codes i found here. But the method i want to do is different from the sample codes.

Link: PhotoLocations

The first screen will have an ImageView and 2 buttons (Choose Photo, Confirm).
When the 'Choose Photo' button is tapped, it will navigate to another screen which retrieves photos from my iPad's photo gallery. When a photo is chosen, it will dismiss the current screen and return to the first screen displaying the chosen photo on the ImageView.

When the 'Confirm' button is tapped, the photo will be stored into my application's project (e.g. /resources/images/photo.jpg).

May i know how can i do this?

Answer

This will take you to the image gallery and you can select the image.

UIImagePickerController *imagePickerController = [[UIImagePickerController alloc]init];
imagePickerController.delegate = self;
imagePickerController.sourceType =  UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypePhotoLibrary;
[self presentModalViewController:imagePickerController animated:YES];

this will help you select the image

- (void)imagePickerController:(UIImagePickerController *)picker 
    didFinishPickingImage:(UIImage *)image
              editingInfo:(NSDictionary *)editingInfo
{
    // Dismiss the image selection, hide the picker and

    //show the image view with the picked image

    [picker dismissModalViewControllerAnimated:YES];
    //UIImage *newImage = image;
}

And then you can store this image to the documents directory...

NSArray *paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory,     NSUserDomainMask, YES);
NSString *documentsDirectory = [paths objectAtIndex:0];
NSString *savedImagePath = [documentsDirectory stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"savedImage.png"];
UIImage *image = imageView.image; // imageView is my image from camera
NSData *imageData = UIImagePNGRepresentation(image);
[imageData writeToFile:savedImagePath atomically:NO];

For clicking the image yourself use this

- (IBAction) takePhoto:(id) sender
{
    UIImagePickerController *imagePickerController = [[UIImagePickerController alloc] init];

    imagePickerController.delegate = self;
    imagePickerController.sourceType =  UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera;

    [self presentModalViewController:imagePickerController animated:YES];
}