Library for picking pictures from gallery or camera
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What is it?

EasyImage allows you to easily capture images from the gallery, camera or documents without creating lots of boilerplate.


Runtime permissions

This library requires specific runtime permissions. Declare it in your AndroidMnifest.xml:

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

Please note: for devices running API 23 (marshmallow) you have to request this permission in the runtime, before calling EasyImage.openCamera(). It's demonstrated in the sample app.

There is also one issue about runtime permissions. According to the docs:

If your app targets M and above and declares as using the CAMERA permission which is not granted, then attempting to use this action will result in a SecurityException.

For this reason, if your app uses CAMERA permission, you should check it along with WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE before calling EasyImage.openCamera()

This library will help you manage runtime permissions.

Gradle dependency

Get the latest version from jitpack

Please keep in mind that support for SDK 14 & 15 ended on version 1.3.1. If you have to support one of those, use that version of the library:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.jkwiecien:EasyImage:1.3.1'



Taking image straight from camera

  • EasyImage.openCamera(Activity activity, int type);
  • EasyImage.openCamera(Fragment fragment, int type);

Taking image from gallery or the gallery picker if there is more than 1 gallery app

  • EasyImage.openGallery(Activity activity, int typee);
  • EasyImage.openGallery(Fragment fragment, int type);

Taking image from documents

  • EasyImage.openDocuments(Activity activity, int type);
  • EasyImage.openDocuments(Fragment fragment, int type);

Displaying system picker to chose from camera, documents, or gallery if no documents apps are available

  • EasyImage.openChooserWithDocuments(Activity activity, String chooserTitle, int type);
  • EasyImage.openChooserWithDocuments(Fragment fragment, String chooserTitle, int type);

Displaying system picker to chose from camera or gallery app

  • EasyImage.openChooserWithGallery(Activity activity, String chooserTitle, int type);
  • EasyImage.openChooserWithGallery(Fragment fragment, String chooserTitle, int type);

The type parameter is there only if you want to return different kind of images on the same screen. Otherwise, pass any int like 0.

Getting the photo file

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

    EasyImage.handleActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data, this, new DefaultCallback() {
        public void onImagePickerError(Exception e, EasyImage.ImageSource source, int type) {
            //Some error handling

        public void onImagesPicked(List<File> imagesFiles, EasyImage.ImageSource source, int type) {
            //Handle the images

Additional features

Removing canceled but captured photo

If the user takes photo using camera, but then cancels, you might wanna remove that photo from the device. Sample app present's the usage:

  public void onCanceled(EasyImage.ImageSource source, int type) {
      // Cancel handling, you might wanna remove taken photo if it was canceled
      if (source == EasyImage.ImageSource.CAMERA) {
          File photoFile = EasyImage.lastlyTakenButCanceledPhoto(MainActivity.this);
          if (photoFile != null) photoFile.delete();

Additional configuration

          .setImagesFolderName("My app images") // images folder name, default is "EasyImage"
          .saveInAppExternalFilesDir() // if you want to use root internal memory for storying images
          .saveInRootPicturesDirectory(); // if you want to use internal memory for storying images - default
	  .setAllowMultiplePickInGallery(true) // allows multiple picking in galleries that handle it. Also only for phones with API 18+ but it won't crash lower APIs. False by default

Configuration is persisted by default, so if you wish to clear it before the next use call EasyImage.clearConfiguration(Context context);


Copyright 2015 Jacek Kwiecień.

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