Using photos in mobile devices

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at
Tue Oct 22 16:21:15 EDT 2013

I looked at that lesson, and became so annoyed that I added a comment,
which will probably never be seen because those comments are moderated.
 What was the problem?  Well, I'll start by saying this is supposed to be a
"LESSON", right?  To help noobs, right?  But rather than explain how to
accomplish the same thing on Android, they simply say in a note that the
size parameters will be ignored.  Try the lesson on Android, and you'll
have a photo larger than the screen, and therefore blocking access to the
apps buttons.  Useless!

Why is this anyway?  On android, you must first set the width and height of
the templateimage, then call mobilPickPhoto "camera" -- no x, no y.  If
LiveCode KNOWS that it is running on an android device, why can it not use
the size parameters to set the templateimage size without the need for
special os-specific code?  The #comment makes it sound like Android is
inferior and can't do it, which is wrong.


Roger EllerGraphics Systems Analyst
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On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Vaughn Clement <vclement at> wrote:

> Hi All
> This might sound silly but the lesson on "How do I capture images in LC
> leaves me asking questions?
>    1. The lesson has a series of buttons that can be used to take a photo
>    and to check for camera features. It uses a 122 x 112 size image
> control on
>    the iPhone. It does not account for the iPad size if you wanted to do
> that
>    size. My question is, what size would be the bast for the iPad and is
> there
>    a resolution where the image quality is not as good?
>    2. Has anyone used the lesson above and gotten any issues with the
>    scripts?
>    3. Is there a better approach where a series of thumbnails can be used
>    to select and to move the image/s to a larger image control on the same
>    screen?
>    4. Can I use the thumbnails and swipe to show say 4 thumbnail images in
>    the larger image control?
>    5. I would like to be able to also populate the thumbnail from the photo
>    library in the iPad.
> Thank you
> Vaughn Clement
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