If you don’t yet have a Lumia 1020 then its not obvious how you can go about testing imaging code. For a start, even when the phone becomes available on RDA there is no guarantee the camera will have anything interesting to photograph, or that images in the camera roll will meet your needs.
There is one option – you can put Lumia 1020 images from the Internet onto your Windows Phone device using the Isolated Storage Explorer Tool. You won’t be able to test everything (ie live camera feed) but you will be able to to apply filters and see how they work on higher quality images.
Instructions on how to do this are given below (courtesy of Lucian Tomuta):
- Search for high-res images captured with Lumia 1020 on the Internet. Flickr.com has a good set.
- Select an image that suits your needs then download its original
- Use the SDK’s Isolated Storage Explorer Tool to take a snapshot of your application’s isolated storage:
..\IsolatedStorageExplorerTool>ISETool.exe ts de 94f53777-5783-47b2-9bcb-ce46ccb0f219 c:\Users\ltomuta\Desktop\CameraExplorer
- Copy the image file(s) to the desired location inside the snapshot and then send the files back to the phone:
..\IsolatedStorageExplorerTool>ISETool.exe rs de 94f53777-5783-47b2-9bcb-ce46ccb0f219 c:\Users\ltomuta\Desktop\CameraExplorer\IsolatedStorage
- In the app use that image as if recently acquired from the camera and apply your algorithms to it.