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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: Android Camera changes
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:26:28 GMT
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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