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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: Android Camera changes
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:34:15 GMT
I was actually looking at the docs for that..

Wtf why even have an option like that? Is there a use case where you DONĀ¹T
want that?

On 6/27/12 1:28 PM, "Simon MacDonald" <> wrote:

>Did you get latest code with the commit:
>"Wire rotation fix to correctOrientation parameter"
>If you did you'll have to set correctOrientation to true in the
>options you pass to the getPicture method.
>Simon Mac Donald
>On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:26 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" <>
>>>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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