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Android Image Cropper

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Powerful (Zoom, Rotation, Multi-Source), customizable (Shape, Limits, Style), optimized (Async, Sampling, Matrix) and simple image cropping library for Android.



For a working implementation, please have a look at the Sample Project

See GitHub Wiki for more info.

  1. Include the library
dependencies {
    api 'com.theartofdev.edmodo:android-image-cropper:2.8.+'

Add permissions to manifest

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>

Add this line to your Proguard config file

-keep class androidx.appcompat.widget.** { *; }

Using Activity

  1. Add CropImageActivity into your AndroidManifest.xml
<activity android:name="com.theartofdev.edmodo.cropper.CropImageActivity"
  android:theme="@style/Base.Theme.AppCompat"/> <!-- optional (needed if default theme has no action bar) -->
  1. Start CropImageActivity using builder pattern from your activity
// start picker to get image for cropping and then use the image in cropping activity

// start cropping activity for pre-acquired image saved on the device

// for fragment (DO NOT use `getActivity()`)
  .start(getContext(), this);
  1. Override onActivityResult method in your activity to get crop result
public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
  if (requestCode == CropImage.CROP_IMAGE_ACTIVITY_REQUEST_CODE) {
    CropImage.ActivityResult result = CropImage.getActivityResult(data);
    if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
      Uri resultUri = result.getUri();
    } else if (resultCode == CropImage.CROP_IMAGE_ACTIVITY_RESULT_ERROR_CODE) {
      Exception error = result.getError();

Using View

  1. Add CropImageView into your activity
<!-- Image Cropper fill the remaining available height -->
  1. Set image to crop
// or (prefer using uri for performance and better user experience)
  1. Get cropped image
// subscribe to async event using cropImageView.setOnCropImageCompleteListener(listener)
// or
Bitmap cropped = cropImageView.getCroppedImage();


  • Built-in CropImageActivity.
  • Set cropping image as Bitmap, Resource or Android URI (Gallery, Camera, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Image rotation/flipping during cropping.
  • Auto zoom-in/out to relevant cropping area.
  • Auto rotate bitmap by image Exif data.
  • Set result image min/max limits in pixels.
  • Set initial crop window size/location.
  • Request cropped image resize to specific size.
  • Bitmap memory optimization, OOM handling (should never occur)!
  • API Level 14.
  • More..


  • Cropping window shape: Rectangular or Oval (cube/circle by fixing aspect ratio).
  • Cropping window aspect ratio: Free, 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 or Custom.
  • Guidelines appearance: Off / Always On / Show on Toch.
  • Cropping window Border line, border corner and guidelines thickness and color.
  • Cropping background color.

For more information, see the GitHub Wiki.


Change log


  • Fix crash on Android O (thx @juliooa)
  • Update to support library to AndroidX (thx @mradzinski)
  • Handle failure when selecting non image file (thx @uncledoc)
  • More translations (thx @jkwiecien, @david-serrano)


  • Update gradle wrapper to 4.4
  • Update support library to 27.1.1 and set is statically! (thx @androideveloper)
  • Fix NPE in activity creation by tools (thx @unverbraucht)
  • More translations (thx @gwharvey, @dlackty, @JairoGeek, @shaymargolis)

See full change log.


Originally forked from edmodo/cropper.

Copyright 2016, Arthur Teplitzki, 2013, Edmodo, Inc.

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