ImagePicker gif and video

Hi, i’m using imagepicker to pick a gif photo but the result.uri always return jpg. So, I cant play the gif on my App.
By the way, ImagePicker not support video picker.
Thanks for reply.

Hey @dungit not sure if you’re using Expo, but thanks for writing in about your problem!

I checked on http://native.directory/?search=image-picker and found that we actually don’t support react-native-image-picker so I recommend you hit up the maintainers of the library if you need support on how to use their stuff.

Let me know if I can be of any more help!

Edit: There is support in Expo for ImagePicker now: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v28.0.0/sdk/imagepicker#__next

@jimmylee I might be missing something here, but I’m not seeing where expo is using react-native-image-picker

Is this still the case?

Hey @stevendiversifit I was just mentioning in the previous response that back in October 2017 react-native-image-picker didn’t work with Expo projects.

Right now we actually have a solution for ImagePicker, and its here: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v28.0.0/sdk/imagepicker#__next

Check it out and let me know if you need any more help!

Gotcha. I’m using the expo ImagePicker now and can’t get gif images properly

They always come through as jpegs. Any ideas or code you know works to get a gif?

Thanks!

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This is one of the better examples we have right now: https://github.com/expo/image-upload-example/blob/master/frontend/App.js

We currently do not support Gifs, you can pile on to the request here!
https://expo.canny.io/feature-requests/p/image-picker-doesnt-support-gifs-upload

Gotcha. Thanks for the links! I will go support that request :slight_smile:

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