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Android Example to Click Photo or Select Image from Gallery



This article defines an Android code which either clicks photo by camera or selects images from gallery of your phone. Here, we will learn through the code how to select image from gallery or how to click and use an image in Android Application?
Submitted by Shamikh Faraz, on June 04, 2018

For selecting photo from gallery

1) XML code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/bCamera"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:text="Photo by Camera"
        tools:layout_constraintRight_creator="1"
        tools:layout_constraintBottom_creator="1"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginEnd="28dp"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginRight="28dp" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/bGallery"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:text="Photo from Gallery"
        tools:layout_constraintBottom_creator="1"
        android:layout_marginStart="16dp"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        tools:layout_constraintLeft_creator="1"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginLeft="16dp" />

    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/preview"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="1"
        android:adjustViewBounds="true"
        android:maxHeight="600dp"
        android:maxWidth="400dp"
        android:scaleType="fitXY"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toTopOf="@+id/bCamera"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
        tools:layout_constraintLeft_creator="1"
        tools:layout_constraintRight_creator="1"></ImageView>
</android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>

2) File: MainActivity.java

package com.example.sfaraz.testing;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.provider.MediaStore;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;


public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements View.OnClickListener {

    private static final int SELECT_PICTURE = 100;
    private static final String TAG = "MainActivity";

    Button bGallery, bCamera;
    ImageView preview;



    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
        bCamera = (Button) findViewById(R.id.bCamera);
        bGallery = (Button) findViewById(R.id.bGallery);
        preview = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.preview);

        bCamera.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {

            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                //TODO Auto-generated method stub
                Intent i = new Intent(getApplicationContext(), CameraActivity.class);
                startActivity(i);
            }
        });


        bGallery.setOnClickListener(this);
    }


    /* Choose an image from Gallery */
    void openImageChooser() {
        Intent intent = new Intent();
        intent.setType("image/*");
        intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
        startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Select Picture"), SELECT_PICTURE);
    }

    public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
            if (requestCode == SELECT_PICTURE) {
                // Get the url from data
                Uri selectedImageUri = data.getData();
                if (null != selectedImageUri) {
                    // Get the path from the Uri
                    String path = getPathFromURI(selectedImageUri);
                    Log.i(TAG, "Image Path : " + path);
                    // Set the image in ImageView
                    preview.setImageURI(selectedImageUri);
                }
            }
        }
    }

    /* Get the real path from the URI */
    public String getPathFromURI(Uri contentUri) {
        String res = null;
        String[] proj = {MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA};
        Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(contentUri, proj, null, null, null);
        if (cursor.moveToFirst()) {
            int column_index = cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA);
            res = cursor.getString(column_index);
        }
        cursor.close();
        return res;
    }

    @Override
    public void onClick(View v) {
        openImageChooser();
    }

}

For clicking photo by camera

1) XML code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".CameraActivity">

    <Button
        android:text="Take Photo!"
        android:id="@+id/button1"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        tools:layout_constraintRight_creator="1"
        tools:layout_constraintBottom_creator="1"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginEnd="123dp"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        android:layout_marginBottom="2dp"
        android:layout_marginRight="123dp">
    </Button>

    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/imageView1"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_below="@+id/button1"
        android:paddingBottom="100dp"
        android:paddingTop="100dp"
        android:scaleType="fitEnd"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toTopOf="@+id/button1"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintVertical_bias="0.501"></ImageView>


</android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>

2) File: CameraActivity.java

package com.example.sfaraz.testing;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.graphics.Bitmap;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;

public class CameraActivity extends MainActivity {

    Button btnTakePhoto;
    ImageView imgTakenPhoto;
    //private static final int CAM_REQUREST = 1313;
    //private static final String TAG = "MainActivity";



    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_camera);

        btnTakePhoto = (Button) findViewById(R.id.button1);
        imgTakenPhoto = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imageView1);

        btnTakePhoto.setOnClickListener(new btnTakePhotoClicker());
    }

    @Override
    public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

        if (requestCode == RESULT_OK) {
            Bitmap thumbnail = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data");
            imgTakenPhoto.setImageBitmap(thumbnail);
        }
    }

    class btnTakePhotoClicker implements Button.OnClickListener
    {
        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            // TODO Auto-generated method stub

            Intent cameraIntent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
            startActivityForResult(cameraIntent, RESULT_OK);
        }
    }
}

Output

When you click on output, it will be like this. You can select anyone of given two options i.e. photo from gallery or photo by camera.

Android Example to Click Photo or Select Image from Gallery output 1
Android Example to Click Photo or Select Image from Gallery output 2







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