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Pro Android Media: Developing Graphics, Music, Video, and Rich Media Apps for Smartphones and Tablets by Shawn Van Every

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Image Capture Using the Built-In Camera Application

With mobile phones quickly becoming mobile computers, they have in many ways replaced a whole variety of consumer electronics. One of the earliest non-phone related hardware capabilities added to mobile phones was a camera. Currently, it seems someone would be hard pressed to buy a mobile phone that doesn't include a camera. Of course, Android-based phones are no exception; from the beginning, the Android SDK has supported accessing the built-in hardware camera on phones to capture images.

The easiest and most straightforward way to do many things on Android is to leverage an existing piece of software on the device by using an intent. An intent is a core component of Android that is described ...

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