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A dynamic cropper for React Native that allows fine-grained image-crop control

A dynamic cropper for React Native that allows fine-grained image-crop control

react-native-dynamic-cropper

This library is iOS only right now - Android coming soon, I hope. This is to fulfill a specific need of a dynamic image cropper for both platforms that isn't available in a neat NPM package.

react-native-dynamic-cropper

Roadmap

Hurry up on all the cool backend stuff for a certain project so I can work on this library!

  • Add licenses for TOCropper library and Yalantis cropper
  • Circular crop option (easy PR)
  • Add testing script (it's not pretty, but it totally works)
  • Options - background, aspect ratio locked, toolbar at top option (easy PR)
  • Fix dev dependency errors (PR welcome from someone in the know).
  • Specify version of library that this is dependent on (Easy PR)
  • Locale support? (What about unsupported locales? -> PR to wrapped library will fix it)
  • Upgrade to swift when RN has better Swift support (PR's TOTALLY welcome here)

Add the following library - can I create a Kotlin bridge? Is that wise? Because I use Kotlin at work, and it is the bee's knees.
https://github.com/Yalantis/uCrop

Install

yarn add react-native-dynamic-cropper

iOS

Cocoapods support only - the library is a react-native wrapper for another library, so we use Cocoapods to manage all of our dependencies. Make sure you have the Cocoapods gem installed.

cd ios
pod init

Example Podfile:

platform :ios, '8.0'

target '<project_name>' do
  # This allows us to install our locally-included React pod. Have this in your file.
  # learned from https://github.com/ivpusic/react-native-image-crop-picker
  rn_path = '../node_modules/react-native'
  pod 'yoga', path: "#{rn_path}/ReactCommon/yoga/yoga.podspec"
  pod 'React', path: rn_path, subspecs: [
    'Core',
    'RCTActionSheet',
    'RCTAnimation',
    'RCTGeolocation',
    'RCTImage',
    'RCTLinkingIOS',
    'RCTNetwork',
    'RCTSettings',
    'RCTText',
    'RCTVibration',
    'RCTWebSocket'
  ]

  # This pod
  pod 'RNDynamicCropper', :path =>  '../node_modules/react-native-dynamic-cropper'
end

# very important to have, unless you removed React dependencies for Libraries
# and you rely on Cocoapods to manage it
post_install do |installer|
  installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
    if target.name == "React"
      target.remove_from_project
    end
  end
end

Android

Not there yet.

Usage

import DynamicCropper from "react-native-dynamic-cropper";

DynamicCropper.cropImage(pathToImageOnDisk, {cancelText: "anything", confirmText: "You can leave these blank", title: "also optional"}).then(newlyCroppedImagePath =>
  console.log(newlyCroppedImagePath)
);

Working on this library

So, basically what I've found is the easiest way to do it (at least for iOS) is to react-native init a new project.

Then enter the project, yarn add this repo, pod install, open ios workspace in Xcode, go to pods/developmentPods/RNDynamicCropper/*, and edit those files. run react-native run-ios to observe changes. Profit.

When you have the files working the way you want, clone the repo, change the files to match the above edited ones (check iOS/src/*), then PR.

I have a script that automates the app setup with a working App.js, moving images to the correct places, etc.

I will add it here. Or implement actual test files. I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing, I just want to make this available for other people.

GitHub