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Best practice for adding taken pictures to SharePoint List with PowerApps app


I have created an app with PA. No experience at all, leaning on idea's wandering on the internet, great stuff !


I now have an app with 3 screens

1- Welcome with button

2- Form to report an observation

3- Thank you page


On Screen 2 I have a Camera control added with an image on the right side that is visible when a picture is taken.

All the information from the form is submitted to a connected SharePoint List.


The issue for me is uploading the picture. Now it is uploaded in base64 ?, but that is unreadable..

What can I do to improve this, to see a thumbnail or the picture as an attachment?


I included some screenshots

1- Welcome with button

2- Form to report an observation

3- Thank you page


I will try to add these via the comments;

4- Submit button selected and code

5- How 4 images are stored in the SP List


Please ask for more information if that helps, thanks


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4- Submit button selected and code4- Submit button selected and code5- How 4 images are stored in the SP List5- How 4 images are stored in the SP List

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Community Support

Hi @JC-Schrijver ,


So far, you cannot use a camera control to take the picture and send it to attachments control. 


According to

In the upcoming releases we are planning to enable the attachments control to take attachments from other controls inside your app (such as a signature from a Pen input control) as well as allowing you to view some of your attachments such as images inside the app. 




Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Hi Mona,


Thank you so much for your reply.

Yesterday I've found a video from Shane Young that shows a method for storing images taken by camera.

[PowerApps Flow Intro Upload an image to SharePoint using Flow]


Is there a way to use (a piece) that coding as a solution for my problem (=seeing base64 instead of an image)?

Not patching, but having a Flow running in the background?

Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

Hi @JC-Schrijver ,

Did you ever get to release the attachment control to attach an image from a camera into an SPO list item?

I was looking for the control, but I don't seem to have an attachment control.  Can you please point me to the menu for that?


Thank you,


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