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Camera Image Resolution

Hi,

 

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,

Kevin

 

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.

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Frequent Visitor

Thanks M2CE (and PVB) for solution number 2. That works brilliantly and solves my problem!

 

Jack

Advocate IV
I think PowerUser2019 summarized the problem with the 'add picture' vs the 'camera' input perfectly:

The add a picture module is not a viable work around on a mobile device and adds 4 extra inputs just to take a picture (one click to start the process, one to choose between using your camera or document library, one to take the picture, and one to confirm that's the picture you want to use) end users are not happy doing this especially when they have to take multiple pictures on the same session. All of that in comparison with your camera module that has a live stream and requires one input to take a picture. 

I wouldn't care much if the viewport for the camera control stayed low-res,  but allowed a higher res capture when snapping a photo. 


Another disadvantage in the 'add picture' control is that I think you can't even disable adding a picture from the device's photo gallery (which is inconvenient if you want to force the user to take a live photo).

Frequent Visitor

What is the status on this? 

Frequent Visitor

I would love an update as well. A bump in resolution even to 1080p would be helpful!

Regular Visitor

Looking for an update on this as well.

Advocate I

@FilipK  Our issue is that the Add Picture, calling the native camera app, is not working under Intune, because this app is not in our work space. Neither can I ask for a trusted MS Camera App, because this does not exist (understandable). 

I think this is a good and undeniable argument to increase the pixel format of the internal Camera function of Power Apps, for use in Intune Enterprise environments.

Does this make a better chance?

Kind Regards,
Lex

 

===== Update info 11th March 2020
Seems Add Picture is working on IOS in our Intune environment, but not on Android. ICT is asking MS for technical support.

 

===== Update info 17th May 2020

An issue ticked was launched by our company and today I got the reply that the issue is with the Intune Library. A fix will be produced and deployed by MS. ... Yeahhh 😀

Regular Visitor

I can't believe I have literally created an ENTIRE god **bleep** app before stumbling across this information. 

 

It is absolutely ridiculous that you can't capture the raw dimensions of the camera like I don't even. 

 

This basically renders the camera useless for almost anything. This should be printed in the biggest god **bleep** letters you can find because this limitation is downright insane, and no one even considers it a limitation "out of the box" because cameras today are 4k+ as standard...

Regular Visitor

I Agree,  it should store original size .  please prioritize this idea 

Regular Visitor

First up I am a massive fan of Powerapps.

Incredible software saving $$ for business to make their own apps.

 

I would really like this change to be prioritised.

Whilst the resolution of device cameras increase the camera control still only supports 640 x 480.

 

My use case is for users to take 10+ photos at a time for before and after comparisons.

The camera control does this really well just by touching the screen.

However using the add image control results in many clicks for uploading 10 photos and the users are already time pressured and don't want to have to wait.

 

As a result users have decided not to use the powerapp which is a nightmare for record keeping resulting in 100s of photos now just stored on their individual phones and tablets requiring them to scroll for the before photos to match up with the respective after photo. The complexity increases when you have multiple users storing their photos locally.

 

They need to be high resolution photos otherwise the before and after images cannot be used.

 

Please consider raising the priority of this change. 

 

PS. I totally understand @DennisBaekgaard as I am in the same boat!

Power Apps
Status changed to: 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.