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From "Richard B Knoll (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-6708) iOS does not preserve GPS metadata from images picked from the Photo Gallery
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:46:27 GMT


Richard B Knoll commented on CB-6708:

I was able to reproduce this using plugin 1.2.0 and iOS 8.4. I used saveToPhotoAlbum and the
saved photo appeared to have lost all of its EXIF data (though I couldn't specifically test
GPS). However, should the EXIF data be preserved? Changing the photo quality means we are
producing a new image file; how is EXIF data usually handled in that situation? A lot of the
information about the camera is no longer relevant to the new image. I can definitely see
the benefit of preserving some information like GPS data, though, so I think this issue is

> iOS does not preserve GPS metadata from images picked from the Photo Gallery
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-6708
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin Camera
>            Reporter: Ryan Murphy
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: Triaged, camera, gps, ios
> Images picked from the gallery do not preserve metadata when saved to tmp. Particularly
they lose GPS metadata.
> This extra metadata is available in asset.defaultRepresentation.metadata. 
> I have a solution that works for my purpose. But currently only saving with asset.defaultRepresentation.fullResolutionImage.
> Approach to get the asset:
> Approach to save the asset: (answer from Andrew
> Thanks for consideration.

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