Developer Documentation: PhotoKit

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Work with image and video assets managed by the Photos app, including those from iCloud Photos and Live Photos. In iOS and macOS, PhotoKit provides classes that support building photo-editing extensions for the Photos app. In iOS, macOS, and tvOS, PhotoKit also provides direct access to the photo and video assets managed by the Photos app.

PhotoKit

Accessing the Camera While Multitasking

Delivering an Enhanced Privacy Experience in Your Photos App

Selecting Photos and Videos in iOS