This feature is supported in mobile applications only.

The photocam component displays high resolution photos taken from digital cameras. It provides a way to zoom the photo, load it quickly, and fit it nicely on the screen. It is optimized for the .jpeg image format and has a low memory footprint.

The photocam component implements the scroller interface, which means that scroller functions can be used with the photocam component.

For more information, see the Photocam API.

Figure: Photocam hierarchy

Photocam hierarchy

Adding a Photocam Component

To create a photocam component, use the elm_photocam_add() function. You can set the image file with the elm_photocam_file_set() function.

Evas_Object *photocam;

photocam = elm_photocam_add(win);
elm_photocam_file_set(photocam, "/tmp/photo.jpeg");

Using the Photocam Zoom

To use the photocam zoom:

  • Set the zoom mode. You can select between 2 automatic and 1 manual zoom mode.

    To set the zoom mode to manual with a double zoom:

    elm_photocam_zoom_mode_set(photocam, ELM_PHOTOCAM_ZOOM_MODE_MANUAL);
    elm_photocam_zoom_set(photocam, 2.0);

    If you use the ELM_PHOTOCAM_ZOOM_MODE_AUTO_FIT mode, the photo fits exactly inside the scroll frame with no pixels outside the region. In the ELM_PHOTOCAM_ZOOM_MODE_AUTO_FILL mode, all the pixels of the photocam component are filled.

  • Activate the multi-touch zoom by enabling gestures:

    elm_photocam_gesture_enabled_set(photocam, EINA_TRUE);
  • Zoom in on a specific region.

    To zoom in on a region starting at the coordinates (200 x 200) with a width of 400 px and a height of 300 px:

    elm_photocam_image_region_bring_in(photocam, 200, 200, 400, 300);

Using the Photocam Callbacks

To receive notifications about the photocam events, listen for the following signals:

  • clicked: The photo is clicked without dragging.
  • press: The photo is pressed.
  • longpressed: The photo is pressed down for a long time without dragging.
  • clicked,double: The photo is double-clicked.
  • load: The photo load begins.
  • loaded: The image file load is complete for the first view (a low resolution blurry version).
  • load,detail: A photo detailed data load begins.
  • loaded,detail: The image file load is complete for the detailed image data (a full resolution version).
  • zoom,start: The zoom animation starts.
  • zoom,stop: The zoom animation stops.
  • zoom,change: The zoom is changed when using an auto zoom mode.
  • scroll: The content is scrolled.
  • scroll,anim,start: The scrolling animation starts.
  • scroll,anim,stop: The scrolling animation stops.
  • scroll,drag,start: Dragging the content starts.
  • scroll,drag,stop: Dragging the content stops.

The signal list in the API reference can be more extensive, but only the above signals are actually supported in Tizen.

In all cases, the event_info callback parameter is NULL.

To register and define a callback for the loaded signal:

message_port_cb(int local_port_id, const char *remote_app_id, bundle *message)
    evas_object_smart_callback_add(photocam, "loaded", loaded_cb, data);

/* Callback for the "loaded" signal */
/* Called when the photo file has been loaded in a low resolution */
loaded_cb(void *data, Evas_Object *obj, void *event_info)
    dlog_print(DLOG_INFO, LOG_TAG, "The photo has been loaded\n");

Except as noted, this content is licensed under LGPLv2.1+.

  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 2.4 and Higher for Mobile