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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: Android Camera changes
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:10:02 GMT
Just tested it now.  Had build problems yesterday.

I'm getting 90 degree rotations on portrait on Android 2.3.6 (Nexus S)
and Android 3.1 (Galaxy Tab).  Landscape images work correctly.
Also, this does resolve the issue on the ASUS Transformer Prime.
(Android 4.0.3)


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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