Where is the Photos directory?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by pinsrw, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. pinsrw macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,

    In my app I want to provide the user with an image file, as a permanent record of a transaction. Where do I deposit this image file?

    Also, where on the Web can I see the directory tree of the iPad/iPhone depicted? When I google this it's amazing how many gunk web pages come up that do not show me the directory tree.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    #2
    You can either write to the Documents directory in the application's sandbox or you can store the image in the user's Saved Photos album (which I believe is the Photo app's Camera Roll).

    Have you read the "Files and the File System" section of the iOS Application Programming Guide yet?

    Also, check out UIKit's UIImageWriteToSavedPhotosAlbum function.

    Since you don't have access to (much of) anything outside your app's sandbox, there is no reason to be concerned with the directory tree of the device.
     

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