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Sep 10, 2012, 08:55 AM
I have a UIImageView in my application. I want to make it so that when you click on the UIImageView, the photo appears full screen as it does when you click on a photo in the Photos app.
What I want to know is if Apple released an API for doing this - I've seen apps like the wired app do it, where you click on a photo and it goes full screen - what's this called? So I can research it.



Sep 10, 2012, 09:22 AM
There isn't a "built-in" way to do this in the iOS SDK, but there's probably plenty of open-source components you can use to do it.

For example, the TTPhotoViewController in the Three20 (http://three20.info) library.

Sep 10, 2012, 10:17 AM
Do NOT use Three20 Library, it's really old and so big.. and in my opinion, not all that handy. For showing images, i'd recommand MWPhotoBrowser, lovely class that I used in alot of apps, and quite easy to customise if you have some coding experience :) Also with pictures that you can stream from the net, or locals. your call :)

Sep 10, 2012, 05:21 PM
Look at Apple's PhotoScroller sample code.

Depending on what else you need related to images making an imageView full screen is just a matter of setting its frame. Probably you want it inside a scroll view, but maybe not.

Sep 10, 2012, 08:44 PM
Might be worth having a look at the Quicklook Framework.

/QLPreviewController_Class/ (http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#Documentation/NetworkingInternet/Reference/QLPreviewController_Class/Reference/Reference.html#//apple_ref/occ/cl/QLPreviewController)

Sure it's there to present many different Document types, but it does handle images pretty well.