This example shows how to Open Camera, Take Photo, Save it, Load it in iOS.

Camera Functions in IOS

Before this make sure that you have two buttons and one imageview in the Interface (image above) and link them to appropriate actions
and variables


#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>

@interface ViewController : UIViewController <UIImagePickerControllerDelegate>
    UIImagePickerController *imagePicker;
    IBOutlet UIImageView *imageView;

- (IBAction)showCamera:(id)sender;
- (IBAction)loadImage:(id)sender;



#import "ViewController.h"

@interface ViewController ()
    #define FILE_EXTENSION    @".png"
    #define IMAGE_NAME        @"CameraImage"

@implementation ViewController
- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    if ([UIImagePickerController isSourceTypeAvailable:UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera])
        imagePicker = [[UIImagePickerController alloc]init];
        imagePicker.delegate = self;
        imagePicker.sourceType = UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera;
        imagePicker.allowsEditing = YES;
        UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc]initWithTitle:@"Camera Unavailable"
                                                       message:@"Unable to find a camera on your device."
                                             otherButtonTitles:nil, nil];
        [alert show];
        alert = nil;

- (void)didReceiveMemoryWarning
    [super didReceiveMemoryWarning];

- (IBAction)showCamera:(id)sender {
    [self presentViewController:imagePicker animated:YES completion:nil];

+(NSString *)documentsPath:(NSString *)fileName {
    NSArray *paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES);
    NSString *documentsDirectory = [paths objectAtIndex:0];
    NSString *fullPath = [documentsDirectory stringByAppendingPathComponent:fileName];
    NSLog(@"%@", fullPath);
    return fullPath;

-(void)imagePickerController:(UIImagePickerController *)picker didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo:(NSDictionary *)info
    NSString *fileSavePath = [ViewController documentsPath:IMAGE_NAME];
    fileSavePath = [fileSavePath stringByAppendingString:FILE_EXTENSION];
    UIImage *image = [info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage];
    if (image == nil) {
        image = [info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage];
    //This checks to see if the image was edited, if it was it saves the edited version as a .png
    if ([info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage]) {
        //save the edited image
        NSData *imgPngData = UIImagePNGRepresentation([info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage]);
        [imgPngData writeToFile:fileSavePath atomically:YES];
        //save the original image
        NSData *imgPngData = UIImagePNGRepresentation([info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage]);
        [imgPngData writeToFile:fileSavePath atomically:YES];
    [self dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

-(void)imagePickerControllerDidCancel:(UIImagePickerController *)picker
    [self dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

- (IBAction)loadImage:(id)sender{
    NSString *path = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@%@",[ViewController documentsPath:IMAGE_NAME], FILE_EXTENSION];
    NSData *imgData = [NSData dataWithContentsOfFile:path];
    UIImage *thumbNail = [[UIImage alloc] initWithData:imgData];
    imageView.image = thumbNail;



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