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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.


Best regards,



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.

Super User

@FilipK, any news on this feature as (just like the people from the 6 other comments pages) it is really unavoidable in many scenarios (I have one at the moment as well)?

Helper I

Any News on this ? @microsoft: Please do something here ! this is really needed, as 640x480 is a ridiculous small resolution ...


New Member

This really does need to be addressed by Microsoft ASAP. Trying to create a functional app with such poor photo resolution is impossible.

Regular Visitor

Nearly 4 year old topic with no sign of progress... disappointing MS... 

Frequent Visitor

We have also same issue here, the whole app that i have built will be out of usage just because of this size limitation. Employees are taken image of a paper and they are sending this via email attachment but the others can't read any single word. And lately they are discussing to use another solution 

Frequent Visitor

This is a major obstacle to adoption to use an otherwise very very useful product with Power Apps. Please allow use to increase resolution beyond 640 x 480 

New Member

@FilipK ,

Considering the AI Builder use cases (invoice/forms/business card OCR-related cases) capturing something to pass through to an AI Builder model is more often inline with the app experience than asking users to break out of the app, disable optimised imagery on their app client, take a photo with native camera resolution, then go back into the app to upload it in order to send it to AI for processing.


I'm surprised this doesn't have more votes - wonder if there's a similar idea somewhere sucking up the votes, but it's certainly a barrier to entry for mobile-based AI integration.


Hope the team is working on maker options on per app basis that can be controlled without having client settings override.





Advocate I

Yes, client required max camera resolution.  We can't sell our services with 640x480 😞  This is now 2021 not 2017!

Regular Visitor

@microsoft You are so close to greatness!


Even if this doesn't get changed, can you consider allowing users to change the name of an attachment? When you use the attachment feature, it allows you to open the device's camera and upload a photo in high-res. But then the variable name is a random GUID() variable that is 20+ characters long, cannot be properly sorted, and cannot be changed in SharePoint. Please fix at least one of these!

Frequent Visitor

@FilipK  Would love to see an update on this. I think this change could really increase adoption of PowerApps and bring a lot of attention to the product.