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From Manfred Wühr (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CB-10033) new resizable cropping rectangle instead of Apple's standard square
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:12:11 GMT
Manfred Wühr created CB-10033:

             Summary: new resizable cropping rectangle instead of Apple's standard square
                 Key: CB-10033
             Project: Apache Cordova
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Plugin Camera
         Environment: iOS
            Reporter: Manfred Wühr
            Priority: Minor

On iOS there's only that very insufficient inflexible cropping square – compared to Android
or WinMobile – which moreover obviously doesn’t work properly (see CB-9930, CB-2648).

As we need a flexible, sizable rectangle, we implemented that in our fork of the camera plugin.

And with that we even already submitted a [pull request|].
(being very new to Cordova we didn’t realize, that there obviously has to be such a JIRA
issue, before).

To be downward compatible and to not urge others, for whom that square may be sufficient,
it is made parametrizable via a new preference (as this is iOS specific and nothing that has
to be changeable at runtime), defaulting to false.

If the plugin is called with option allowEdit == true, then setting this new preference to
true suppresses that standard (fairly useless) square for cropping the photo, even suppresses
the (then also useless) view of the photo with the "Retake"- and "Use Photo"-buttons, but
instead offers a resizable cropping rectangle (with "Redo" and "Save“).

More detail about how it’s implemented can be found in the comment of the mentioned pull
and as there already started a discussion, I added more detail and thoughts [here|]
and [here|].

We think others could use and want that, too – in the standard plug in.
Yes, it is platform specific, but on Android and WinMobile it’s already possible to crop
with a flexible rectangle (somehow – knowing, that Android also isn’t really satisfying).

I also emailed with a [proposal|].

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