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From Lorin Beer <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (CB-1285) Include EXIF metadata in image upload
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:33:00 GMT
Hi George,

you should have access to the original date and time, as well as all the
other metadata, through the solution I posted in CB-1246.

The solution we decided to pursue for CB-1285 was to properly embed the
metadata in exif format within the jpeg header as per  the exif header
standard. This would mean writing/using a serverside jpeg exif parser to
read the data back out. As Shaz mentioned, writing an Exif Reader for unit
tests may be a possibility, but only if such a project would provide
significant utility to the Cordova community. For validation
programatically, I'd rather hack together tests using an existing reader,
which may have an incompatible license, making it impossible to include
into Cordova Core.

If you have any questions about how to use the solution posted in CB-1246,
please ask!


On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Shazron Abdullah (JIRA)

>     [
> Shazron Abdullah commented on CB-1285:
> --------------------------------------
> Lorin can clarify, but as I understand it, this fix is to incorporate the
> original image's EXIF _into_ the Cordova created image.
> In the process of doing so, Lorin has created an EXIF writer (the original
> EXIF data is passed to us from the camera viewcontroller in a NSDictionary).
> To get the EXIF data separately, there is no support in the current API. I
> reckon to do so Lorin would have to include an EXIF Reader (and he may do
> so for unit tests), and someone can create a separate plugin for that
> feature that you want.
> > Include EXIF metadata in image upload
> > -------------------------------------
> >
> >                 Key: CB-1285
> >                 URL:
> >             Project: Apache Cordova
> >          Issue Type: Improvement
> >          Components: iOS
> >    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
> >         Environment: iOS 5.1.1 (iPad 2 & iPhone 4)
> >            Reporter: Stephen McKamey
> >            Assignee: Lorin Beer
> >             Fix For: 2.3.0
> >
> >
> > Now that Cordova only supports iOS 4.2+, it would be great if it would
> include the additional EXIF metadata which exists in original image files.
> Currently this is all stripped. I've noticed a recent increased trend of
> iOS apps declaring that they can gain access to EXIF data if the user
> permits location information. If EXIF & geo data were passed through this
> would be a huge gain for Cordova.
> > Related: a similar issue (CB-295) was opened for Android and it sounds
> like it was implemented. From the other issue, it sounded like it was a
> side effect of resizing the image. If no resizing needs to occur (i.e., the
> untouched original bits are desired), then perhaps this would help?
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