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How to Send Image File from One Activity to Another Activity?

  • Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2021

In this article, we are going to send an image from one activity to another. We will be using putExtra to send image and we will be using bundle to get the data sent from the previous activity and then we will be showing the received image.

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 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:gravity="center"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
  
    <Button
        android:id="@+id/sendimagei"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:padding="16dp"
        android:text="Send Image"
        android:textColor="#000"
        android:textSize="32sp" />
      
</LinearLayout>

Step 3: 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.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
  
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
  
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
  
    Button sendimage;
  
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
          
        // initialise the layout
        sendimage = findViewById(R.id.sendimagei);
        sendimage.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                // add the image in putExtra
                // and send the data in next activity
                Intent sendimage = new Intent(MainActivity.this, SecondActivity.class);
                sendimage.putExtra("image", R.drawable.circle);
                startActivity(sendimage);
            }
        });
    }
}

Step 4: Create another new Activity

Refer to this article and name the activity as SecondActivity. Go to the activity_second.xml file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the activity_second.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:gravity="center"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    tools:context=".SecondActivity">
  
    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/images"
        android:layout_width="250dp"
        android:layout_height="250dp" />
  
</LinearLayout>

Step 5: Working with the SecondActivity.java file

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

Java




import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ImageView;
  
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
  
public class SecondActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
  
    ImageView imageView;
    int imagevalue;
  
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_second);
          
        // initialise the layout
        imageView = findViewById(R.id.images);
          
        // check if any value sent from previous activity
        Bundle bundle = getIntent().getExtras();
          
        // if bundle is not null then get the image value
        if (bundle != null) {
            imagevalue = bundle.getInt("image");
        }
        imageView.setImageResource(imagevalue);
    }
}

Output:

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