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From "Tom Saunders (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-9548) camera.getPicture() - invalid FILE_URI when returning original image from device
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:54:46 GMT


Tom Saunders commented on CB-9548:

I'm having the same problem - Nexus 4 running Android 5.0. Using cordova-plugin-filepath is
an acceptable workaround for now - thank you very much for including that in your reproduction.

> camera.getPicture() - invalid FILE_URI when returning original image from device
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-9548
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Android, Plugin Camera
>         Environment: Archlinux OS
> Cordova CLI (5.2.0)
> Android platform (4.1.1)
> cordova-plugin-camera (1.2.0)
> ---------------------
> Android Simulator (4.4.4 & 5.0.1)
> Xperia Z3Compact (5.1.1)
> Xperia Sola (4.4.4)
>            Reporter: Tanase Butcaru
> Camera plugin returns a NATIVE_URI path when trying to get the original image with +getPicture()+
method instead of returning the FILE_URI path (even though the _destinationType_ is set to
> Until now I was using the camera plugin to get modified images only (by passing the _targetHeight_
& _targetWidth_ and/or _allowEdit_ arguments to +getPicture()+ method), but when I tried
to get the original image I found this bug.
> Tested with devices mentioned in the Environment section for both Android & iOS platforms,
but only Android manifests this behaviour..
> _I've created a github repo where I intend to reproduce all cordova core plugin bugs
that I discover. I think this is the best way to test/reproduce any issue._
>  *How to reproduce the bug*:
> {code}
> git clone
> cd cdv.bugs/bugs/getPictureFileURI
> cordova run/emulate android
> {code}
> When the app starts you have two options for the _getPictureFileURI_ bug: 
> * getPicture with edits (targetHeight/Width) - OK
> * getPicture without edits (original image) - *wrong FILE_URI*
> For the second option, where the bug appears, I have provided a external (temporary)
solution: I'm using the [cordova-plugin-filepath|]
plugin to get the FILE_URI from the NATIVE_URI and as you can see in the sample app, it works
well, but it would be better if the camera plugin would do this by default when returning
an unmodified image.

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