Swift – PHAsset to UIImage

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I'm attempting to create a UIImage (like a thumbnail or something) from a PHAsset so that I can pass it into something that takes a UIImage. I've tried adapting solutions I found on SO (since they all just directly pass it into say a tableview or something), but I have no success (likely because I'm not doing it right).

func getAssetThumbnail(asset: PHAsset) -> UIImage {
    var retimage = UIImage()
    println(retimage)
    let manager = PHImageManager.defaultManager()
    manager.requestImageForAsset(asset, targetSize: CGSize(width: 100.0, height: 100.0), contentMode: .AspectFit, options: nil, resultHandler: {(result, info)->Void in
            retimage = result
    })
    println(retimage)
    return retimage
}

The printlns are telling me that the manager.request line isn't doing anything right now. How do I get it to give me the asset as a UIImage.

Thanks.

Best Solution

This did what I needed it to do, in case anyone also needs this.

func getAssetThumbnail(asset: PHAsset) -> UIImage {
    let manager = PHImageManager.defaultManager()
    let option = PHImageRequestOptions()
    var thumbnail = UIImage()
    option.synchronous = true
    manager.requestImageForAsset(asset, targetSize: CGSize(width: 100.0, height: 100.0), contentMode: .AspectFit, options: option, resultHandler: {(result, info)->Void in
            thumbnail = result!
    })
    return thumbnail
}

Edit: Swift 3 update

func getAssetThumbnail(asset: PHAsset) -> UIImage {
    let manager = PHImageManager.default()
    let option = PHImageRequestOptions()
    var thumbnail = UIImage()
    option.isSynchronous = true
    manager.requestImage(for: asset, targetSize: CGSize(width: 100, height: 100), contentMode: .aspectFit, options: option, resultHandler: {(result, info)->Void in
        thumbnail = result!
    })
    return thumbnail
}
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