Harsha M V Harsha M V - 2 months ago 14
Android Question

Capture Image from Camera and Display in Activity

I want to write a module where on a click of a button the camera opens and I can click and capture an image. If I don't like the image I can delete it and click one more image and then select the image and it should return back and display that image in the activity.


Here's an example activity that will launch the camera app and then retrieve the image and display it.

package edu.gvsu.cis.masl.camerademo;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.graphics.Bitmap;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;

public class MyCameraActivity extends Activity {
    private static final int CAMERA_REQUEST = 1888; 
    private ImageView imageView;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        this.imageView = (ImageView)this.findViewById(R.id.imageView1);
        Button photoButton = (Button) this.findViewById(R.id.button1);
        photoButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {

            public void onClick(View v) {
                Intent cameraIntent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE); 
                startActivityForResult(cameraIntent, CAMERA_REQUEST); 

    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
        if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == Activity.RESULT_OK) {  
            Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 

Note that the camera app itself gives you the ability to review/retake the image, and once an image is accepted, the activity displays it.

Here is the layout that the above activity uses. It is simply a LinearLayout containing a Button with id button1 and an ImageView with id imageview1:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    <Button android:id="@+id/button1" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="@string/photo"></Button>
    <ImageView android:id="@+id/imageView1" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:src="@drawable/icon" android:layout_width="wrap_content"></ImageView>


And one final detail, be sure to add:

<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera"></uses-feature> 

and if camera is optional to your app functionality. make sure to set require to false in the permission. like this

<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera" android:required="false"></uses-feature>

to your manifest.xml.