You want to directly retrieve photos or videos from the Photo Library without the help of any built-in GUI components.
Use the Assets Library framework. Follow these steps:
Allocate and initialize an object of type
Provide two block objects to the
instance method of the Assets Library object. The first block will
retrieve all the groups associated with the type that we passed to
this method. The groups will be of type
ALAssetsGroup. The second block returns an
error in case of failure.
enumerateAssetsUsingBlock: instance method
of each group object to enumerate the assets
available in each group. This method takes a single parameter, a
block that retrieves information on a single asset. The block that
you pass as a parameter must accept three parameters, of which the
first must be of type
After retrieving the
ALAsset objects available in each group,
you can retrieve various properties of each asset, such as their
type, available URLs, and so on. Retrieve these properties using the
valueForProperty: instance method
of each asset of type
The return value of this method, depending on the property passed to
it, could be
NSString, or any other object
type. We will see a few common properties that we can retrieve from
each asset soon.
defaultRepresentation instance method of
each object of type
ALAsset to retrieve ...