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What is it?

EasyImage allows you to easily capture images and videos 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" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />

Please note: for devices running API 23 (marshmallow) you have to request this permissions 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()

Gradle dependency

Get the latest version from jitpack



Create your EasyImageInstance like this:

EasyImage easyImage = new EasyImage.Builder(context)

// Chooser only
// Will appear as a system chooser title, DEFAULT empty string
//.setChooserTitle("Pick media")
// Will tell chooser that it should show documents or gallery apps
//.setChooserType(ChooserType.CAMERA_AND_DOCUMENTS)  you can use this or the one below

// Setting to true will cause taken pictures to show up in the device gallery, DEFAULT false
// Sets the name for images stored if setCopyImagesToPublicGalleryFolder = true
.setFolderName("EasyImage sample")

// Allow multiple picking

Taking image straight from camera

  • easyImage.openCameraForImage(Activity activity,);
  • easyImage.openCameraForImage(Fragment fragment);

Capturing video

  • easyImage.openCameraForVideo(Activity activity);
  • easyImage.openCameraForVideo(Fragment fragment);

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

  • easyImage.openGallery(Activity activity);
  • easyImage.openGallery(Fragment fragment);

Taking image from documents

  • easyImage.openDocuments(Activity activity);
  • easyImage.openDocuments(Fragment fragment);

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

  • easyImage.openChooser(Activity activity);
  • easyImage.openChooser(Fragment fragment);

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 onMediaFilesPicked(MediaFile[] imageFiles, MediaSource source) {

            public void onImagePickerError(@NonNull Throwable error, @NonNull MediaSource source) {
                //Some error handling

            public void onCanceled(@NonNull MediaSource source) {
                //Not necessary to remove any files manually anymore

Known issues

Library was pretty much rewritten from scratch in kotlin on 29.03.2019. Initial version 3.0.0 might be unstable. In case of problems fallback to version 2.1.1 Also version 3.0.0 is not backward compatible and will require some changes of those who used previous versions. These are not big tho. Updated readme explains it all.


Copyright 2015 Jacek Kwiecień.

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