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A photo picker offering 'use last photo taken', 'take photo', and 'choose from library'
Objective-C Shell Ruby


CZPhotoPickerController simplifies picking, taking, or using the last photo.

It presents a UIActionSheet with the appropriate options for the device, taking into account photo library permissions and whether or not the device has a camera, and then presents a UIImagePickerController (when picking an existing photo or taking a new one) or returns the last photo taken.

It supports the iPhone and iPad.


pod 'CZPhotoPickerController'


__weak typeof(self) weakSelf = self;

self.photoPicker = [[CZPhotoPickerController alloc] initWithCompletionBlock:^(UIImagePickerController *imagePickerController, NSDictionary *imageInfoDict) {

  UIImage *image = imageInfoDict[UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage];
  if (!image) {
    image = imageInfoDict[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage];

  weakSelf.imageView.image = image;

  if (weakSelf.presentedViewController) {
    [weakSelf dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

self.photoPicker.allowsEditing = YES; // optional

self.photoPicker.cropOverlaySize = CGSizeMake(320, 160); // optional

[self.photoPicker presentFromViewController:self];

If allowsEditing is YES, the user will be asked to resize the chosen image. Otherwise, a preview is shown.

If cropOverlaySize is set, the picker will crop the image to the aspect ratio of cropOverlaySize and the preview screen will highlight the cropped area. We'd love a pull request to support pinch and zoom too!


Action sheet

Allows editing


Our uncrustify config is in ./config along with a shell script that will uncrustify the files in ./CZPhotoPickerController/. It requires uncrustify 0.60 which is available via homebrew with brew update && brew install uncrustify. Please run ./config/ to clean up whitespace. Thank you!


CZPhotoPickerController was created by Brian Cooke and Peyman Oreizy in the development of CareZone Mobile for iOS.


Brian Cooke @bricooke

Peyman Oreizy @peymano


CZPhotoPickerController is available under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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