Rick de Jong Rick de Jong - 1 year ago 75
Android Question

Get file path of image on Android

I have an app that can make pictures and upload them. The upload requires the file path of the photo but I can't get it.

This is my code:

public void maakfoto (View v) {

Intent cameraIntent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
cameraIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, mImageCaptureUri);
startActivityForResult(cameraIntent, CAMERA_REQUEST);

}

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {

Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data");
imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);
System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
}
}


Please help me to get the file path.

Thank you

Answer Source

Posting to Twitter needs the image's actual path on the device to be sent in the request to post. I was finding it mighty difficult to get the actual path and more often than not I would get the wrong path.

To counter that, once you have a Bitmap, I use that to get the URI from using the getImageUri(). Subsequently, I use the tempUri Uri instance to get the actual path as it is on the device.

This is production code and naturally tested. ;-)

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
    if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
        Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 
        imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
        knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);


        // CALL THIS METHOD TO GET THE URI FROM THE BITMAP
        Uri tempUri = getImageUri(getApplicationContext(), photo);

        // CALL THIS METHOD TO GET THE ACTUAL PATH
        File finalFile = new File(getRealPathFromURI(tempUri));

        System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
    }  
}

public Uri getImageUri(Context inContext, Bitmap inImage) {
    ByteArrayOutputStream bytes = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    inImage.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, bytes);
    String path = Images.Media.insertImage(inContext.getContentResolver(), inImage, "Title", null);
    return Uri.parse(path);
}

public String getRealPathFromURI(Uri uri) {
    Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(uri, null, null, null, null); 
    cursor.moveToFirst(); 
    int idx = cursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns.DATA); 
    return cursor.getString(idx); 
}