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Easily take a photo or video or choose from library
Swift Objective-C Shell Ruby


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To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.

To use it in your project, add an FDTakeController to your view controller and implement:

fdTakeController.gotPhoto = {

then call:


Other available options are documented at CocoaDocs for FDTake.

How it works

  1. See if device has camera
  2. Create action sheet with appropriate options ("Take Photo" or "Choose from Library"), as available
  3. Localize "Take Photo" and "Choose from Library" into user's language
  4. Wait for response
  5. Bring up image picker with selected image picking method
  6. Default to selfie mode if so configured
  7. Get response, extract image from a dictionary
  8. Dismiss picker, send image to delegate


  • Supports iPhones, iPods, iPads and tvOS (but not tested)
  • Supported languages:
    • English
    • Chinese Simplified
    • Turkish (thanks Suleyman Melikoglu)
    • French (thanks Guillaume Algis)
    • Dutch (thanks Mathijs Kadijk)
    • Chinese Traditional (thanks Qing Ao)
    • German (thanks Lars Häuser)
    • Russian (thanks Alexander Zubkov)
    • Norwegian (thanks Sindre Sorhus)
    • Arabic (thanks HadiIOS)
    • Polish (thanks Jacek Kwiecień)
    • Spanish (thanks David Jorge)
    • Hebrew (thanks Asaf Siman-Tov)
    • Danish (thanks kaspernissen)
    • Sweedish (thanks Paul Peelen)
    • Portugese (thanks Natan Rolnik)
    • Greek (thanks Konstantinos)
    • Italian (thanks Giuseppe Filograno)
    • Hungarian (thanks Andras Kadar)
    • Please help translate FDTake.strings to more languages
  • Pure Swift support and iOS 8+ required
  • Compile testing running on Travis CI
  • In progress: functional test cases (please help)
  • In progress: UI test cases (please help)
  • In progress: select last photo used (please help)


FDTake is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'FDTake'


William Entriken,


FDTake is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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