Chrispix Chrispix - 3 months ago 17
Android Question

Save bitmap to location

I am working on a function to download an image from a web server, display it on the screen, and if the user wishes to keep the image, save it on the SD card in a certain folder. Is there an easy way to take a bitmap and just save it to the SD card in a folder of my choice?

My issue is that I can download the image, display it on screen as a Bitmap. The only way I have been able to find to save an image to a particular folder is to use FileOutputStream, but that requires a byte array. I am not sure how to convert (if this is even the right way) from Bitmap to byte array, so I can use a FileOutputStream to write the data.

The other option I have is to use MediaStore :

MediaStore.Images.Media.insertImage(getContentResolver(), bm,
barcodeNumber + ".jpg Card Image", barcodeNumber + ".jpg Card Image");


Which works fine to save to SD card, but does not allow you to customize the folder.

Answer
FileOutputStream out = null;
try {
    out = new FileOutputStream(filename);
    bmp.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 100, out); // bmp is your Bitmap instance
    // PNG is a lossless format, the compression factor (100) is ignored
} catch (Exception e) {
    e.printStackTrace();
} finally {
    try {
        if (out != null) {
            out.close();
        }
    } catch (IOException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
    }
}
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