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[AC-519] Encoding image from camera to base64 string not working - ASL MESSAGE SIZE EXCEEDED MAXIMIMUM SIZE

GitHub Issuen/a
ResolutionCannot Reproduce
Resolution Date2015-12-03T06:38:20.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sn/a
ComponentsTitanium SDK & CLI
ReporterMarian Kucharcik
AssigneeShak Hossain


Hi guys, I successfully used this code to send image via JSON to server: Ti.Utils.base64encode(event.media).toString() event.media is image taken from camera or from gallery. When I use this code now, it gives me a warning: *** ASL MESSAGE SIZE (8132517 bytes) EXCEEDED MAXIMIMUM SIZE (2048000 bytes) *** I can't get base64 string from image, so I can't send it. If I try to alert that "string", it freezes whole app for a while and then shows empty alert window, which is very high(but it's empty). Can you please help me? Thank you.


  1. Sharif AbuDarda 2015-12-02

    Hello [~max87], The issue might be in your server side. You can follow this [post](https://community.websense.com/forums/p/35378/57619.aspx). Also, can you update to the latest SDK 5.1.1.GA and check? Also here are some links on base64 encoding issues. [Link1](https://developer.appcelerator.com/question/136810/cant-encode-imageview-to-base64-string) [Link2](https://developer.appcelerator.com/question/125518/encode-image-to-base64) Thanks.
  2. Marian Kucharcik 2015-12-02

    Hi Sharif, thank you for your answer. I discovered, that image from camera/photogallery might be too big, so I created method that checks that image for size and if needed, it resize it to half width and height. This method then call self recursively and checks again, so finally, I get smaller image with proper size, but I can convert it to base64 and send it to server. Thank you

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