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How to Select Multiple Images from Gallery in Android?
  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 07 Mar, 2021

In the previous article, we have seen How to Select an Image from Gallery in Android but most of the time when we are posting a status on whatsapp or posting a post on facebook or instagram we select more than one images. So in this article, it’s been discussed step by step how to select one or more than one image from the gallery and then we will see the total count of selected image. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Java language. 

Step by Step Implementation

Step 1: Create a New Project

To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.

Step 2: Working with the AndroidManifest.xml file

For adding data to Firebase we should have to give permissions for accessing the internet. For adding these permissions navigate to the app > AndroidManifest.xml and Inside that file add the below permissions to it.  



<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE”/>

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE”/>

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.INTERNET”/>

Step 3: Working with the activity_main.xml file

Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file. 

XML




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout 
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
  
    <Button
        android:id="@+id/select"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="20dp"
        android:text="Select Multiple Images" />
  
    <ImageSwitcher
        android:id="@+id/image"
        android:layout_width="200dp"
        android:layout_height="200dp"
        android:layout_marginLeft="100dp" />
      
    <!--click here to view previous image-->
    <Button
        android:id="@+id/previous"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="20dp"
        android:text="Previous" />
  
    <!--click here to view next image-->
    <Button
        android:id="@+id/next"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="20dp"
        android:text="Next" />
  
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/text"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textColor="#000"
        android:textSize="22sp"
        android:textStyle="bold" />
  
</LinearLayout>

Step 4: Working with the MainActivity.java file

Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.

Java




import android.content.ClipData;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageSwitcher;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;
import android.widget.ViewSwitcher;
  
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
  
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;
  
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
  
    Button select, previous, next;
    ImageSwitcher imageView;
    int PICK_IMAGE_MULTIPLE = 1;
    String imageEncoded;
    TextView total;
    ArrayList<Uri> mArrayUri;
    int position = 0;
    List<String> imagesEncodedList;
  
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
        select = findViewById(R.id.select);
        total = findViewById(R.id.text);
        imageView = findViewById(R.id.image);
        previous = findViewById(R.id.previous);
        mArrayUri = new ArrayList<Uri>();
          
        // showing all images in imageswitcher
        imageView.setFactory(new ViewSwitcher.ViewFactory() {
            @Override
            public View makeView() {
                ImageView imageView1 = new ImageView(getApplicationContext());
                return imageView1;
            }
        });
        next = findViewById(R.id.next);
          
        // click here to select next image
        next.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                if (position < mArrayUri.size() - 1) {
                    // increase the position by 1
                    position++;
                    imageView.setImageURI(mArrayUri.get(position));
                } else {
                    Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Last Image Already Shown", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                }
            }
        });
          
        // click here to view previous image
        previous.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                if (position > 0) {
                    // decrease the position by 1
                    position--;
                    imageView.setImageURI(mArrayUri.get(position));
                }
            }
        });
  
        imageView = findViewById(R.id.image);
          
        // click here to select image
        select.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                
                // initialising intent
                Intent intent = new Intent();
                  
                // setting type to select to be image
                intent.setType("image/*");
                  
                // allowing multiple image to be selected
                intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_ALLOW_MULTIPLE, true);
                intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
                startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Select Picture"), PICK_IMAGE_MULTIPLE);
            }
        });
    }
      
    @Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
        // When an Image is picked
        if (requestCode == PICK_IMAGE_MULTIPLE && resultCode == RESULT_OK && null != data) {
            // Get the Image from data
            if (data.getClipData() != null) {
                ClipData mClipData = data.getClipData();
                int cout = data.getClipData().getItemCount();
                for (int i = 0; i < cout; i++) {
                    // adding imageuri in array
                    Uri imageurl = data.getClipData().getItemAt(i).getUri();
                    mArrayUri.add(imageurl);
                }
                // setting 1st selected image into image switcher
                imageView.setImageURI(mArrayUri.get(0));
                position = 0;
            } else {
                Uri imageurl = data.getData();
                mArrayUri.add(imageurl);
                imageView.setImageURI(mArrayUri.get(0));
                position = 0;
            }
        } else {
            // show this if no image is selected
            Toast.makeText(this, "You haven't picked Image", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
        }
    }
}

Output:

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