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From Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Camera API extension proposal: offer saving to photo album
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 20:13:40 GMT
This is possible on Windows Phone, however it is not implemented.

There is also a choice of whether the the image is added to the gallery
'Camera Roll' or 'Saved Pictures'



On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:

> O shiii.. I didn't even notice that we have a "saveToPhotoAlbum" property
> on the camera options existing already (according to docs [1])!
>
> SoooĊ  should we file issues to implement this for all platforms / fix up
> the current behavior so we're following our docs?
>
> [1]
> http://docs.phonegap.com/en/1.7.0/cordova_camera_camera.md.html#cameraOptio
> ns
>
> On 5/11/12 11:11 AM, "Becky Gibson" <gibson.becky@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Never fails that I think of something else as soon as I press send!
> >Currently iOS does not save an image scaled via the provided options - it
> >just saves the image file returned from the camera.
> >
> >On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Becky Gibson
> ><gibson.becky@gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> What api are we talking about - Camera or Capture. Since Capture is W3C
> >>I
> >> assume we are talking about Camera?
> >>
> >> For iOS:
> >> >1. Do images already get saved in some form to the device's gallery
> >> /photo album app?
> >> Not by default but Camera.getPicture() for iOS already has an option and
> >> code for saving still images (which is all you get in Camera api) to the
> >> Photo Album.
> >> >2. If not, can it be done? N/A
> >> >3. Are there other methods that one can employ to mimic this
> >> behavior(perhaps using File API, for example)?
> >> Via existing Cordova JavaScript apis? No.
> >>
> >> There is a iOS bug open (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-248)
> >> because the *Capture* api DOES save to the PhotoAlbum for still images
> >> but not for video. Someone would like us to add saving video to the
> >>photo
> >> album as well.  I don't think the other platforms save to the
> >>PhotoAlbum so
> >> technically the fact that it does save still images is a bug in iOS but
> >>I
> >> didn't want to take saving out once it have been in an official release.
> >>  Also, there is commented out code to save a captured video - I
> >>commented
> >> it out because I thought it was happening automagically but turns out
> >>that
> >> is not the case.
> >>
> >>
> >> -becky
> >>
> >> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-752
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Thoughts on extending the API so we can specify to save it to photo
> >>>album?
> >>>
> >>> Sounds like Android already does this automatically to an extent (with
> >>> some restrictions, see issue thread above for details as provided by
> >>> Simon).
> >>>
> >>> What about other platforms? webOS / Bada / WP7 / iOS / BlackBerry
> >>> webworks? Assuming this is considered a good idea, further questions
> >>>to be
> >>> answered:
> >>>
> >>> 1. Do images already get saved in some form to the device's gallery /
> >>> photo album app?
> >>> 2. If not, can it be done?
> >>> 3. Are there other methods that one can employ to mimic this behavior
> >>> (perhaps using File API, for example)?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
>
>


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