Advise on Photo App data handling

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by blackrabbit, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. blackrabbit macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2013
    Hi all,

    I am looking for some cenceputal input on how to approach data storing in a photo application. I do not look for specific code how to do the work (although welcome of course). I am very new to xcode, obj-c etc., but if someone tells me "use this" i will figure it out.

    A good example of the things i want to do is iPhoto.

    -The photos should be stored in the app documents folder.

    -The data model is probably not too complex, a photo should be associated with a few different tags outside its metadata, e.g. AlbumName, Favorites, UseAsAlbumTitle etc. (thumbnails for performance/memory or is that overkill ?)

    -I simply want to be able to sort the images for display in different collection views by album, date, custom placement (drag to different index place in the collection), etc., and later on have a robust system in place to add import, export, etc.

    What is the appropriate way - plist or CoreData or something else ?

  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    Youll want to use NSFileManager and Core Data.

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