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From convey-mane <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-plugin-camera pull request: iOS: new resizable cropping re...
Date Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:05:40 GMT
GitHub user convey-mane opened a pull request:

    iOS: new resizable cropping rectangle instead of Apple's standard square

    The title and comment of commit
should tell a lot already.
    On iOS there's only that very insufficient inflexible cropping _square_ – compared to
Android or WinMobile. In our App we need a flexible, sizable _rectangle_, for which we use
the for us relevant portions of [GKImagePicker]( by
Georg Kitz (under MIT-License); this is also mentioned in the [](
    To be downward compatible and to not urge others, for whom that square may be sufficient,
it is made parametrizable via a new preference (as this is iOS specific and nothing that has
to be changeable at runtime), defaulting to false. Which is also documented in the
    While we are satisfied with Apple's standard UI of the camera itself (why develop something
similar oneself?) – this brings the following problem with it: after taking a photo, that
standard UI forces you into a second screen, which, when not wanting that cropping square,
simply gives you the option to "Retake" or "Use Photo", which is very redundant, when the
next to come is "our" new cropping rectangle.
    But because there is no option to avoid this screen while using standard UI, we have to
observe an undocumented notification (`_UIImagePickerControllerUserDidCaptureItem`), in whose
selector we dig the picture out of the camera-controller's view hierarchy, explicitly call
`didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo` and there, finally, dismiss the camera _premature_; well,
    Hoping you like our extensions!
    P.S.: Sorry for
    * not labelling the commits with "iOS";
    * the many changes without real changes in – obviously there were different
line-endings here and there :disappointed:;
    * that seesaw with the version numbering (my colleagues wanted to know exactly what status
they have).

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    This closes #131
commit b324dd50f373bffcbb81233201ab9281d8781809
Author: convey-mane <>
Date:   2015-10-19T12:22:11Z

    resizable cropping rectangle after taking photo - parametrized
    If the plugin is called with option allowEdit == true, then setting
    this preference to true suppresses the standard (fairly useless) square
    for cropping the photo, even suppresses the (then also useless) view of
    the photo with the "Retake"- and "Use Photo"-buttons, but instead
    offers a resizable cropping rectangle (with "Redo" and "Save").

commit 651cc728bc5b84ca301d4493383dc08b46456994
Author: convey-mane <>
Date:   2015-10-21T11:33:40Z

    avoid a new compiler warning; more ReadMe.

commit 36b9bc0d2f61df400f7eebe0ddc0db9b06ec4590
Author: convey-mane <>
Date:   2015-10-28T12:39:58Z

    polishing the readme

commit bfbe89d08d216b24cb7e04595042a53cff3d912e
Author: convey-mane <>
Date:   2015-10-29T09:57:14Z

    wrong quote-sign
    caused by "Smart-Qoute" functionality of the spell-checker.

commit b97fcabf95b251827302a07a0bf303336735d725
Author: convey-mane <>
Date:   2015-10-30T10:23:02Z

    back to original version of master
    to avoid conflicts when requesting the pull.


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