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[iOS 5] Bug fix for CGImageSourceCreateIncremental

In a previous post I showed how to create a progressive image download using ImageIO.framework available since iOS 4.
In that post I said that there was a problem concerning the progressive display of non-PNG images because they were malformed.
Fortunately the fix was easy and consisted to simply render the partial image in a bitmap context and get it back, but well, it consumes CPU for nothin’.

The code looked like this :

    const size_t height = CGImageGetHeight(partialImg);
    CGColorSpaceRef colorSpace = CGColorSpaceCreateDeviceRGB();
    CGContextRef bmContext = CGBitmapContextCreate(NULL, _fullWidth, _fullHeight, 8, _fullWidth * 4, colorSpace, kCGBitmapByteOrderDefault | kCGImageAlphaPremultipliedFirst);
    if (!bmContext)
        NSLog(@"fail creating context");
        return NULL;
    CGContextDrawImage(bmContext, (CGRect){.origin.x = 0.0f, .origin.y = 0.0f, .size.width = _fullWidth, .size.height = height}, partialImg);
    CGImageRef goodImageRef = CGBitmapContextCreateImage(bmContext);
    return goodImageRef;

And corrected this problem :

It appears to be fixed on iOS 5, we don’t need to render other image types in a bitmap context, so it’s a pretty good thing.

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