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From Brian>
Subject Re: Android Camera changes
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:35:41 GMT
Confirmed on Galaxy. Will confirm on new Nexus 7 later today. (Sorry
couldn't resist.)

Didn't find the trans-dimensional 'many worlds' feature you tweeted about tho.

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
> Just cloned down and tested the various options.
> Works on a Galaxy Nexus running 4.0.4.
> On a Nexus S running 2.3.6, all pictures taken are rotated 90 degrees..
> But I'm not sure if this was always the case or not..
> On 6/27/12 11:24 AM, "Simon MacDonald" <> wrote:
>>Hey all,
>>I've been spending a lot of time in the Camera code recently trying to
>>improve it in a number of ways. First off the way we were loading the
>>entire image into a Bitmap (stored in memory) was causing some
>>problems. For instance on my Samsung Galaxy Note a picture takes up 30
>>mb of memory when loaded into a Bitmap. This was causing out of memory
>>errors in apps that use the camera.
>>I've gone through the code and made a number of improvements.
>>1) If the call to get picture does not require a width, height or
>>quality change we no longer load the image into a Bitmap as it is
>>unnecessary. Saves a ton of memory.
>>2) If the call to get picture requires a width and height change we no
>>longer load the entire image into a Bitmap. First we take advantage of
>>the input sample size to load a smaller version of the image which is
>>closer to the width and height of the one requested by the user. For
>>instance if users calls get picture asking for a 900 x 900 image we
>>load the image into memory using a sample size of 2 which gives us a
>>1000 x 1000 image that is resized to 900 x 900. This saves a bunch of
>>unnecessary memory usage as well as a 2000x2000 image is 15.6 mb while
>>a 1000x1000 image is only 3.9 mb so the benefit on memory usage is
>>3) I fixed an issue on Samsung devices where a picture is still stored
>>in the Gallery even if you set saveToPhotoAlbum to false.
>>4) I fixed the long standing issue where a picture taken in portrait
>>mode ends up being displayed on it's side in the webview. This is
>>because the web view just doesn't care about exif orientation
>>information. Now I rotate all images to the normal orientation. Images
>>display correctly in the webview, Gallery and on the desktop.
>>So I really would like to check this in before 1.9.0 is release but
>>I'd love if someone could look over the code just to make sure my
>>changes are sane.
>>Simon Mac Donald

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