iOS UIImage Convert UIImage to/from base64 encoding


Example

Encoding

//convert the image to NSData first
let imageData:NSData = UIImagePNGRepresentation(image)!
// convert the NSData to base64 encoding
let strBase64:String = imageData.base64EncodedStringWithOptions(.Encoding64CharacterLineLength)

Decoding

let dataDecoded:NSData = NSData(base64EncodedString: strBase64, options: NSDataBase64DecodingOptions(rawValue: 0))!
let decodedimage:UIImage = UIImage(data: dataDecoded)!