About the Camera and Photo Library

iOS provides two technologies for taking pictures and movies.

With either option, you can use the Assets Library framework to manage media metadata such as GPS location information.

Similarly, iOS provides two technologies for providing a user interface for picking saved pictures and movies from the user’s photo albums.

This document explains how to use an image picker controller for taking pictures and movies, and for choosing saved media. The steps are very similar for both tasks, as explained in this document’s articles.

To learn how to use the AV Foundation framework for fully-customized media capture, see “Media Capture” in AV Foundation Programming Guide.

For details on the Assets Library framework, which supports the creation of fully-customized media browsers, see Assets Library Framework Reference.

Organization of This Document

This document includes the following articles: