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Camera Image Resolution



I have recently developed an app which makes use of the camera control. Everything is working as intended, except one thing, the resolution of the photos is 640x480. Apparently this is limited by PowerApps. This constraint will push me towards other development frameworks like Cordova/Ionic, Xamarin, etc...  I hope we can see some changes in the near future.


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Status: Escalated

Hey everyone, we hear the feedback, and agree that there are scenarios where using Add picture control is not feasible.  We are discussing our options now, and will report back on this thread.

Advocate I

I would be also interested if there is a possibility to use the "Add Picture Control" , taking a picture and save it anyhow to a sharepoint picture library. With the camera control & flow this works flawless - but as stated - the picture quality is horrible. 



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I have made a power app using the 'Add Picture Control' to capture pictures with the phone's own camera app. It works on Iphone and on (older) Android Huawei but NOT on a (new) Huawei Y6 2019. It does start the camera, I can take a picture and confirm it , but it does not update the control in the app (meaning it doesn show the foto in the powerapp). Any ideas ?



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Concerning the issue "sending pictures to sharepoint library using add picture control" :


This link gives a working solution :




Frequent Visitor

Would anyone know what's the latest on this from Microsoft? We just finished designing an app using the camera control only to discover the 480x640 resolution is not quite acceptable. It's annoying to spend time working on it just to have an unacceptable result.

Power Apps

@Jamz The solution is to use the Add Picture control instead of the camera.  If the issue is that it is returning a blob url (something starting with"appres:") that cannot be viewed when saved in the data source, then this is an issue we are looking to solve.

In the meanwhile, you can use the JSON function to convert those urls to get the actual data in the image you store, by calling:

JSON( SampleImage, JSONFormat.IncludeBinaryData )

See this blog for more details:

Advocate I

Trying to develop an app to capture documents as images to save to a SharePoint document library and realized the resolution limitation with the camera control as others here have described.


What is the current status of this request, so that we don't have to deal with workarounds to get this to work.  This seems to be a pretty common business requirement.

Regular Visitor


Need the resolution of camera to be bigger and in developer control.
The solution of uploading from gallery is not what we are looking for, as we would like to require the user to take "live" photo, instead of uploading old photo from gallery.

Regular Visitor

Please make it happen as we use Real-time Capture more than upload from gallery. Why we still use VGA resolution in 2019? Hecc.

Frequent Visitor
Please make this happen. Our app, we have developed, require the user to use the camera function and we disallow the user to take any business related photos and store them in the gallery folder. We need a capture function that has a high resolution which circumvent the gallery. This needs to happen.
Advocate I

I tested now three different scenarious to get pictures in a simple canvas app to sharepoint


1) Using Camera Control and a Flow to a Sharepoint library (Simple,Fast, but bad image quality) LINK


2) Using Add Picutre control and a Flow to a Sharepoint library (using the provided link it isn't that hard to set it up -- LINK ), with this & turning off the "optimizing pictures when uploading" i'll move high quality pictures, taken on mobile devices to my sharepoint library, without any problems. One disadvantage is that the user has to click some more stuff (choosing device camera etc.)


3) Using a sharepointlist, turning it into an app, and using the "Add Attachment" control (Pretty simple to set up, and allows to store data and high quality pictures in your sharepoint list).


Anyway - would be awesome if microsoft delivers a better solution to save high quality pictures, taken from a mobile device to a sharepoint library (without the workarounds).