how to detect if image from photo library was taken by iPhone camera or imported

in the app i am developing, i ought to know if the picture selected by the user was originally taken by the iPhone's camera, or is it a picture taken from any other source, as from the internet or imported from external camera etc.


As @yoeriboven pointed out, you should check the image EXIF. The easiest way to access it would be:

ALAssetRepresentation *assetRep = [asset defaultRepresentation];
NSDictionary *metaData = [assetRep metadata];

This should be the relevant section:

"{TIFF}" = {
    DateTime = "2012:12:13 01:21:55";
    Make = Apple;
    Model = "iPhone 4";
    Orientation = 6;
    ResolutionUnit = 2;
    Software = "6.0.1";
    XResolution = 72;
    YResolution = 72;
    "_YCbCrPositioning" = 1;

I wouldn't count only on the location property. Non iPhone photos can have location as well.

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