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An open source Android library that allows the visualization of large images with gesture capabilities
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ByakuGallery is an open source Android library that allows the visualization of large images with gesture capabilities. This lib is based on AOSP Camera2.

Sample Screenshot Sample Animation

The name was inspired by the Byakugan from Naruto series :)


  • The image is split in small tiles and only the visible portion is allocated on memory, avoiding OutOfmemoryError.
  • Full gesture capabilities: Click, LongClick, DoubleTap, Pan, Fling and Pinch Zoom.
  • Smooth animations.
  • Can easily be placed inside a parent View with scrolling (e.g. GalleryViewPager).

Sample Application

Get it on Google Play

The sample app project code is also included on this repository.


The ByakuGallery was designed to be the simplest possible to use. Also, the two main classes TileBitmapDrawable and TouchImageView were designed to be independent. That means you can use them separately if you want to :)

Here are the few steps needed to setup:

  1. Add the TouchImageView to your xml file:

    android:layout_height="match_parent" />
  2. Them add these lines to your java code (usually on your Activity.onCreate() or Fragment.onCreateView() method):

    TouchImageView myImage = (TouchImageView) findViewById(;
    InputStream is = getResources.openRawResource(R.raw.image);
    TileBitmapDrawable.attachTileBitmapDrawable(myImage, is, null, null);
  3. And that's all! For a complete implementation, you can take a look at the sample project.


Add the following dependency to your build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.diegocarloslima:byakugallery:0.1.+@aar'

Used by

Let me know if you are using this lib in your app. I'll be glad to put your app name here :).


Pull requests with bug fixes or new features are always welcome :), but please, send me a separate pull request for each bug fix or feature. Also, you can contact me to discuss a new feature before implementing it.

Developed By

Diego Carlos Lima:


Copyright 2013 Diego Carlos Lima

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