Iphone – How to make UI Image Picker Controller read a custom source type in iPhone


I have to create a photo gallery app in iPhone. It should function same as the Photos app which is shipped with iPhone. But it should show the images which I package with the app.

UIImagePickerController reads only the following source types.

I was thinking of adding the images bundle to the resources group in Xcode and make UIImagePickerController to read them and display.

Looking at the class references I found UIImagePickerController reads only from the resources mentioned above. Which means it can only pick the images from camera roll OR saved photo gallery OR allow user to take a pic and use it.

Does anybody know how to make UIImagePickerController read from custom source type or images?


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Best Solution

I don't believe it is possible to make the UIImagePicker pick images from your own source. You will have to write the picker yourself (which, performance aside, doesn't seem to hard... Just a couple of UIImageViews in a UIScrollView).

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