Loading Image using Glide in Android

Before getting into Glide example, we should know what is glide, Glide is an image processing library developed by muyangmin. Using glide library we can show image, decode images,cache images, animated gifs and many more.

This example demonstrate about how to integrate glide 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 in build.gradle(Module:app).

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
android {
   compileSdkVersion 28
   defaultConfig {
      applicationId "com.example.andy.myapplication"
      minSdkVersion 15
      targetSdkVersion 28
      versionCode 1
      versionName "1.0"
      testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
   buildTypes {
      release {
         minifyEnabled false
         proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
dependencies {
   implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
   implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'
   implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.3'
   testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
   implementation 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:4.8.0'
   annotationProcessor 'com.github.bumptech.glide:compiler:4.8.0'
   androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
   androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'

Step 3 − Add the following code in build.gradle(Project:Myapplication).

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.
buildscript {
   repositories {
   dependencies {
      classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.2.1'
      // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
      // in the individual module build.gradle files
allprojects {
   repositories {
task clean(type: Delete) {
   delete rootProject.buildDir

Step 4 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
   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">
      android:layout_width = "match_parent"
      android:layout_height = "match_parent"
      android:background = "#797979"
      android:gravity = "center"
      android:orientation = "vertical">
         android:id = "@+id/imageView"
         android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
         android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />

Step 5 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import com.bumptech.glide.Glide;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      ImageView imageView = findViewById(R.id.imageView);

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  Play Icon icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen

TP Application

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Updated on: 30-Jul-2019

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