Android Image Cropper

Powerful (Zoom, Rotation, Multi-Source), customizable (Shape, Limits, Style), optimized (Async, Sampling, Matrix) and simple image cropping library for Android.

TagImage Croppers
LicenseApache License, Version 2.0
Min SDK : 10
Language : Java

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Android Image Cropper

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Powerful (Zoom, Rotation, Multi-Source), customizable (Shape, Limits, Style), optimized (Async, Sampling, Matrix) and simple image cropping library for Android.



For a working implementation, please have a look at the Sample Project

See GitHub Wiki for more info.

  1. Include the library

    compile 'com.theartofdev.edmodo:android-image-cropper:2.6.+'

Add permissions to manifest

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

Using Activity

  1. Add CropImageActivity into your AndroidManifest.xml

    <activity android:name="com.theartofdev.edmodo.cropper.CropImageActivity"
    android:theme="@style/Base.Theme.AppCompat"/> <!-- optional (needed if default theme has no action bar) -->
  2. Start CropImageActivity using builder pattern from your activity

    // start picker to get image for cropping and then use the image in cropping activity
    // start cropping activity for pre-acquired image saved on the device
    // for fragment (DO NOT use `getActivity()`)
    .start(getContext(), this);
  3. Override onActivityResult method in your activity to get crop result
    public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    if (requestCode == CropImage.CROP_IMAGE_ACTIVITY_REQUEST_CODE) {
     CropImage.ActivityResult result = CropImage.getActivityResult(data);
     if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
       Uri resultUri = result.getUri();
     } else if (resultCode == CropImage.CROP_IMAGE_ACTIVITY_RESULT_ERROR_CODE) {
       Exception error = result.getError();

Using View

  1. Add CropImageView into your activity

    <!-- Image Cropper fill the remaining available height -->
  2. Set image to crop

    // or (prefer using uri for performance and better user experience)
  3. Get cropped image
    // subscribe to async event using cropImageView.setOnCropImageCompleteListener(listener)
    // or
    Bitmap cropped = cropImageView.getCroppedImage();


  • Built-in CropImageActivity.
  • Set cropping image as Bitmap, Resource or Android URI (Gallery, Camera, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Image rotation/flipping during cropping.
  • Auto zoom-in/out to relevant cropping area.
  • Auto rotate bitmap by image Exif data.
  • Set result image min/max limits in pixels.
  • Set initial crop window size/location.
  • Request cropped image resize to specific size.
  • Bitmap memory optimization, OOM handling (should never occur)!
  • API Level 14.
  • More..


  • Cropping window shape: Rectangular or Oval (cube/circle by fixing aspect ratio).
  • Cropping window aspect ratio: Free, 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 or Custom.
  • Guidelines appearance: Off / Always On / Show on Toch.
  • Cropping window Border line, border corner and guidelines thickness and color.
  • Cropping background color.

For more information, see the GitHub Wiki.


Change log


  • Update to sdk v27
  • Update to gradle v3


  • Try solve manifest merger issue by adding transitive flag #405 (thx @j-garin)
  • Use thread pool executors for async image loading and cropping operations to prevent app hang if default executor is busy (thx @ruifcardoso)
  • Fix image rotation breaking min/max crop result restrictions #401
  • Propagate all extra data set on start crop activity intent back in crop result intent #352


  • Update to sdk v26
  • Update gradle plugin to 2.0
  • Update min sdk version to 14
  • Fix NPE in getWholeImageRect
  • Remove crop_image_menu_crop drawable support, replace with setCropMenuCropButtonIcon builder api.
  • Support setting crop button title via builder api.
  • Add string resource for "no permissions" toast.


  • Fix toolbar menu crop icon sometimes appears with random icon (#305)
  • Use CharSequence instead of string for activity title (thx @KentHawkings) (#297)
  • Fix class not found exception on some Samsung devices (Huge thanks to @Vantablack) (#332)
  • Add original image dimensions to CropResult (Thanks @gazialankus) (#327)
  • Making the library JitPack-friendly (Thanks @gazialankus) (#325)
  • Allow a Fragment to call the startPickImageActivity help method in CropImage (Thanks @cdavietei) (#315)

See full change log.


Originally forked from edmodo/cropper.

Copyright 2016, Arthur Teplitzki, 2013, Edmodo, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:

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