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From "Marcel Kinard (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CB-5895) Should doc WP quirks with camera saveToPhotoAlbum
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:37:37 GMT
Marcel Kinard created CB-5895:

             Summary: Should doc WP quirks with camera saveToPhotoAlbum
                 Key: CB-5895
             Project: Apache Cordova
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Docs
    Affects Versions: 2.6.0
            Reporter: Marcel Kinard
            Priority: Minor

A customer was using with {saveToPhotoAlbum: false} in the options.
This was on WP7 and WP8, using Cordova 2.6. They stated that the photo was still being saved
in the phone's camera roll, and they didn't think that should happen.

I took a look at the source code for the camera plugin on WP, and the native code invokes
Microsoft's CameraCaptureTask API. The MS doc for CameraCaptureTask states that it will always
save the picture to the camera roll, and the only way to avoid that behavior is to use Microsoft's
PhotoCamera API. I also looked at the Capture plugin, and it also uses CameraCaptureTask.

So the Camera docs should include quirk verbage that the saveToPhotoAlbum option has no effect
on WP7/WP8 and the picture will always be stored in the camera roll.

Perhaps the native code could also log a warning if it is invoked with saveToPhotoAlbum==false.

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