Chapter 11. Media: images and the camera

This chapter covers

  • Accessing and manipulating images
  • Using the iPhone camera
  • Creating a simple collage application

So far, our focus has mainly been on text. Sure, we’ve displayed the occasional UIImage, such as the mountain drawing in the previous chapter, but we’ve considered only the simplest means for doing so.

The iPhone offers an experience that’s potentially much richer and more engaging. A camera, a microphone, a complete library of photos, and a speaker are just some of the utilities built into the iPhone. Less the camera, the iPad contains all the aforementioned libraries and features that the iPhone does. In this chapter and the next, we’ll look at these features as part of a general ...

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