Android Capture and Select Image From Gallery Tutorial

Sometime we need to get the image from the user when they are using our mobile application. How we can get the image from the user? The first method is we can let the user capture the image and use it in our mobile application. The second method is user can select the image they like from the gallery in their smartphone. To implements those features are not very hard, you just need to do some practices. In this tutorial, I will guiding you use the android capture and select image from gallery so you can understand how its happen.

Sample Screen

sample screen android capture and select image gallery tutorial

Creating a New Project

1. Open Android Studio IDE in your computer.
2. Create a new project and Edit the Application name to “CaptureAndSelectGalleryExample”.
(Optional) You can edit the company domain or select the suitable location for current project tutorial. Then click next button to proceed.
3. Select Minimum SDK (API 15:Android 4.0.3 (IceCreamSandwich). I choose the API 15 because many android devices currently are support more than API 15. Click Next button.
4. Choose “Empty Activity” and Click Next button
5. Lastly, press finish button.

Add new permission and feature

Navigate to your AndroidManifest file and add the camera feature and write external storage permissions.

Edit activity_main.xml layout

Go to your activity.main.xml file and copy the sample code in the bottom. I will add two buttons for select image and capture image.

Edit MainActivity.java class

Modify your mainactivity class to implement the capture and select image ,after it will display in the imageview.

Run Your Project

In Conclusion, you can now open this project and get started to capture and get image from your device.

(Android Capture and Select Image From Gallery)

Source Code

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Yong Loon Ng

Ng Yong Loon, better known as Kristofer is a software engineer and computer scientist who doubles up as an entrepreneur.

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