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Johann Dowa

Custom iOS Image Picker Components

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The UIImagePickerController class is provided by Apple for creating user interfaces that allow the user to browse through media they have stored on their device. However, it is not the easiest class to use and customize so a number of developer created components exist providing alternatives to using UIImgePickerController.

Here is a list of high quality media picker components that have been featured on ManiacDev.Com.

IQMediaPickerController – An open source  image picker component featuring selection of multiple items, and a nice interface.  (featured August 2014)

EMCarouselAn open source  3D carousel style image picker component.  (featured March 2014)

TSAssetsPickerControllerAn open source photo and video picker component with multiple photo/album support, and high customizability.  (featured  March 2014)

DoImagePickerControllerAn open source image picker featuring multiple album support, and multiple image selection using gestures.   (featured February 2014)

DZNPhotoPickerControllerAn open source photo picker component featuring a layout and behaviors identical to  UIImagePickerController with integrated searching through photo provides (such as Google Images, and Flickr)  and photo cropping.  (featured January 2014)

CTAssetsPickerController – An open source photo and video picker component featuring  asset previewing, filtering by type, high performance and customizability using  the UIAccessibility protocol.  (featured October 2013)

Essential Imager –  A simple open source image picker component  with caching allowing you to resize images, and clip or mask images to a desired frame.  (featured September 2012)

Photo Picker Plus –  An open source photo and video picker allowing you to utilize photos and videos not only in the users album, but also from online sources such as Facebook, Instagram and Dropbox.  (featured March 2012)

Thumbnail Picker View – An open source component for very fast photo picking that allows the user to quickly scroll through thumbnails similar to the thumbnail view from the iPad’s Photos.app toolbar.  (featured March 2012)

If you have a high quality component that you would like to recommend then please use the submit page.


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