Chapter 7. Photos and videos and the Assets Library

This chapter covers

  • Using the image picker controller
  • Retrieving assets from the Assets Library
  • Capturing photos and videos with the image picker
  • Retrieving and displaying asset metadata

You created an application using the Assets Library framework when you created the Albums app. This application allowed you to view the photos contained within albums managed by the Photos app on iOS. Truth is, you only scratched the surface of what you can do with the Assets Library in the Albums app. You only retrieved albums and photos so that you could use them to be displayed within a table and collection view.

By the end of this chapter you’ll be able to capture photos or videos using the camera, ...

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