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How to read an image file in internal storage in android?

This example demonstrates How to read an image file in internal storage in android.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android = "http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:tools = "http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width = "match_parent"
   android:layout_height = "match_parent"
   tools:context = ".MainActivity"
   android:orientation = "vertical">
      android:id = "@+id/read"
      android:text = "read"
      android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />
      android:id = "@+id/imageView"
      android:layout_width = "300dp"
      android:layout_height = "300dp" />

In the above code, we have taken a button and image view. When user click on button, it will take an image from internal storage and append to image view.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

package com.example.andy.myapplication;

import android.content.Context;
import android.content.ContextWrapper;
import android.graphics.drawable.Drawable;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;

import java.io.File;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   Button read;
   ImageView imageView;

   protected void onCreate(Bundle readdInstanceState) {
      imageView = findViewById(R.id.imageView);
      read = findViewById(R.id.read);
      read.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
         public void onClick(View v) {
            ContextWrapper cw = new ContextWrapper(getApplicationContext());
            File directory = cw.getDir("imageDir", Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
            File file = new File(directory, "mario" + ".png");

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

In the above result, click on read button to read an image from internal storage as shown below –

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