user6586661 user6586661 - 4 months ago 16
Android Question

Android | give image with intent

I want to pass my image from one Activity to another. At first I tried to do this with a base64 String of my image. But this only works for small pictures. It worked with 400 kb but not with 600 kb. Is there a better way to do this? By the way, I don't save the image locally, I get the image from a server, so I don't have a real Drawable.

Answer

If you only have the remote URL, then you can directly share it, otherwise you can save the image in the local media store and then share its local URL. Something like:

Bitmap bitmap = ...
String path = MediaStore.Images.Media.insertImage(getContentResolver(), bitmap, "Image Description", null);
Uri uri = Uri.parse(path);
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
intent.setType("image/jpeg");
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, uri);
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Share Image"));