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Save the photos taken by a camera control in an excel file

Goodmorning everyone.

With my Powerapp, which already saves data in an excel file in my One Drive, I'd like to add a camera control and save one (only one) image/photo for each record saved in excel.

I tried in 2 ways:

  1. I First tried to do a patch...
  2. Then I followed these tips, using a collection and First value: Solved: Re: Saving captured image to excel - Power Platform Community (


but then at the end in the excel file I see always in the "Image [Image]" column some strange strings (*) and I don't understand where I am going to save the photos !! (although in truth I can see the photos inside the app!).

I was expecting at least to find in my OneDrive a subfolder with the images inside, but it isn't ..

where is my app saving photos?


Thanks in advance




(*) "data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAeAAAAKACAYAAABEyKtSAAAAAXNSR0IArs......................."

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Hi @AndreaPRJ :

These strings are actually the pictures you saved, they are file content in Base64 format.

Base64 is an encoding algorithm that converts any characters, binary data, and even images or sound files into a readable string, which can be saved or transported over the network without data loss. ... Base64 images are primarily used to embed image data within other formats like HTML, CSS, or JSON.

I've made a test but did not encountered the problem you mentioned:

1)create an excel file , insert a column named Image[image]

format data in excel as a table

upload this excel file to one drive



2)connect your app with the excel table in one drive

3)insert a Add picture control

4)Add a button control and set it's OnSelelct property:


The Result:



I think this link will help you a lot:

Take Photo and Upload to OneDrive 

Best Regards,


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