Download the image to the PHP server from iOS

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I know this question has been asked earlier as well but my issue is a bit different.

I want to upload an image to the PHP server and i want to send more parameters along with an image from an iOS. I searched on the google and found two solutions:

  1. Either we will send an image as Base64 encoded string in JSON. Referred link.

  2. Or we will upload an image to server using form data. I have referred this link. If someone refers me this way, then please help me to add more parameters in this API.

Now my question is, which one is the best way to upload an image to the server and i have to send more parameters (username, password and more details) in the same web service call.

Thanks in advance.


You can upload image from iOS App to PHP server like this two way:

Using New AFNetworking :

#import "AFHTTPRequestOperation.h"
#import "AFHTTPRequestOperationManager.h"

    NSString *stringUrl [email protected]"http://www.myserverurl.com/file/uloaddetails.php?"
    NSString *string [email protected]"http://myimageurkstrn.com/img/myimage.png"
    NSURL *filePath = [NSURL fileURLWithPath:string];

   NSDictionary *parameters  = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:userid,@"id",String_FullName,@"fname",String_Email,@"emailid",String_City,@"city",String_Country,@"country",String_City,@"state",String_TextView,@"bio", nil];

    AFHTTPRequestOperationManager *manager = [AFHTTPRequestOperationManager manager];

    [manager POST:stringUrl parameters:parameters constructingBodyWithBlock:^(id<AFMultipartFormData> formData)
     {
         [formData appendPartWithFileURL:filePath name:@"userfile" error:nil];//here userfile is a paramiter for your image
     }
     success:^(AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation, id responseObject)
     {
         NSLog(@"%@",[responseObject valueForKey:@"Root"]);
         Alert_Success_fail = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"myappname" message:string delegate:self cancelButtonTitle:@"ok" otherButtonTitles:nil, nil];
         [Alert_Success_fail show];     

     }
     failure:^(AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation, NSError *error)
     {
         Alert_Success_fail = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"myappname" message:[error localizedDescription] delegate:self cancelButtonTitle:@"ok" otherButtonTitles:nil, nil];
         [Alert_Success_fail show];

     }];

Second use NSURLConnection:

-(void)uploadImage
    {
        NSData *imageData = UIImagePNGRepresentation(yourImage);

        NSString *urlString = [ NSString stringWithFormat:@"http://yourUploadImageURl.php?intid=%@",1];

        NSMutableURLRequest *request = [[[NSMutableURLRequest alloc] init] autorelease];
        [request setURL:[NSURL URLWithString:urlString]];
        [request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];

        NSString *boundary = [NSString stringWithString:@"---------------------------14737809831466499882746641449"];
        NSString *contentType = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"multipart/form-data; boundary=%@",boundary];
        [request addValue:contentType forHTTPHeaderField: @"Content-Type"];

        NSMutableData *body = [NSMutableData data];
        [body appendData:[[NSString stringWithFormat:@"\r\n--%@\r\n",boundary] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
        [body appendData:[[NSString stringWithString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"Content-Disposition: form-data; name=\"userfile\"; filename=\"%@\"\r\n", 1]] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
        [body appendData:[[NSString stringWithString:@"Content-Type: application/octet-stream\r\n\r\n"] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
        [body appendData:[NSData dataWithData:imageData]];
        [body appendData:[[NSString stringWithFormat:@"\r\n--%@--\r\n",boundary] dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
        [request setHTTPBody:body];

        [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:request returningResponse:nil error:nil];
    }

This both way working fine for uploading image from app to php server hope this helps for you.