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.

Include the library

 compile 'com.theartofdev.edmodo:android-image-cropper:2.4.+'

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 10.
  • 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


  • Fix image exif (rotation) data not always extracted during image loading (thx @danikula).


  • Adding option to omit camera intents on getPickImageChooserIntent (thx Hugo Rossi)
  • Portuguese Language localization (thx Hugo Rossi)
  • Removed saving bitmap into parcel in onSaveInstanceState to prevent TransactionTooLargeException
    • By default nothing will happen and the view will be restored empty (if cropping image loaded using bitmap).
    • Added config SaveBitmapToInstanceState to enable saving bitmap to temp file so it can be restored (default is false because of possible performance implications).
    • Always prefer using URI to load image from cropping!
  • Fix restore state not restoring rotation.
  • Fix initial crop window may be in invalid position because reading previous image instance state.


  • Fix instance state saved before any image loaded resulted in corrupted initial crop rectangle.
  • Fix corners of crop overlay offset for oval shape resulting in confusing UI (#256).
  • Fix support for negative rotation values for CropImageActivity.
  • Add start method that accepts, annotated with @RequiresApi 11


  • Super simple crop activity quick start flow that handles URI and permissions (huge thanks to @adwiv)
  • Add image horizontal/vertical flipping during cropping (huge thanks to @tibbi).
  • Handle OOM error for cropping set bitmap object, previously only image set by URI handled OOM.
  • Allows for rotation degrees to be negative, fixes operator-precedence-related bug in flipAxes computation (thx Tim Cooke)
  • Added crop overlay released listener (thx Richard Yee)
  • Added originalUri and originalBitmap to CropResult object.
  • Fix resetCropRect() resetting image rotation to 0 instead of the original exif data.
  • Fix ignoring image rotation data in setImageBitmap(Bitmap, ExifInterface ) method.
  • Removed deprecated listeners.


  • Fix image picker for xiaomi and huawei phones (thx @nicolabeghin)
  • Fix crop window get corrupted on CropImageView resize.

See full change log.


Originally forked from edmodo/cropper.

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

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