Get file path of image on Android-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have an app that can make pictures and upload them. The upload requires the file path of the photo but I can’t get it.

This is my code:

public void maakfoto (View v) {

        Intent cameraIntent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
        cameraIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, mImageCaptureUri);
        startActivityForResult(cameraIntent, CAMERA_REQUEST);

    }

    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
        if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {  

            Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 
            imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
            knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);
            System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
        }  
    }

Please help me to get the file path.

Thank you

How to solve:

Posting to Twitter needs the image’s actual path on the device to be sent in the request to post. I was finding it mighty difficult to get the actual path and more often than not I would get the wrong path.

To counter that, once you have a Bitmap, I use that to get the URI from using the getImageUri(). Subsequently, I use the tempUri Uri instance to get the actual path as it is on the device.

This is production code and naturally tested. 😉

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
    if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
        Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 
        imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
        knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);


        // CALL THIS METHOD TO GET THE URI FROM THE BITMAP
        Uri tempUri = getImageUri(getApplicationContext(), photo);

        // CALL THIS METHOD TO GET THE ACTUAL PATH
        File finalFile = new File(getRealPathFromURI(tempUri));

        System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
    }  
}

public Uri getImageUri(Context inContext, Bitmap inImage) {
    ByteArrayOutputStream bytes = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    inImage.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, bytes);
    String path = Images.Media.insertImage(inContext.getContentResolver(), inImage, "Title", null);
    return Uri.parse(path);
}

public String getRealPathFromURI(Uri uri) {
    Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(uri, null, null, null, null); 
    cursor.moveToFirst(); 
    int idx = cursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns.DATA); 
    return cursor.getString(idx); 
}

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Try out with mImageCaptureUri.getPath(); By Below Way :

if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {  

            //Get your Image Path
            String Path=mImageCaptureUri.getPath();

            Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 
            imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
            knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);
            System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
        }  

###

In order to take a picture you have to determine a path where you would like the image saved and pass that as an extra in the intent, for example:

private void capture(){
    String directoryPath = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/" + IMAGE_DIRECTORY + "/";
    String filePath = directoryPath+Long.toHexString(System.currentTimeMillis())+".jpg";
    File directory = new File(directoryPath);
    if (!directory.exists()) {
        directory.mkdirs();
    }
    this.capturePath = filePath; // you will process the image from this path if the capture goes well
    Intent intent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
    intent.putExtra( MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, Uri.fromFile( new File(filePath) ) );
    startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_CAPTURE);                

}

I just copied the above portion from another answer I gave.

However to warn you there are a lot of inconsitencies with image capture behavior between devices that you should look out for.

Here is an issue I ran into on some HTC devices, where it would save in the location I passed and in it’s default location resulting in duplicate images on the device:
Deleting a gallery image after camera intent photo taken

###

I am doing this on click of Button.

private static final int CAMERA_PIC_REQUEST = 1;

private View.OnClickListener  OpenCamera=new View.OnClickListener() {

            @Override
            public void onClick(View paramView) {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub

                Intent cameraIntent = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);

                NewSelectedImageURL=null;
                //outfile where we are thinking of saving it
                Date date = new Date();
                SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH-mm-ss");

                String newPicFile = RecipeName+ df.format(date) + ".png";


                String outPath =Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/myFolderName/"+ newPicFile ;
                File outFile = new File(outPath);               

                CapturedImageURL=outFile.toString();
                Uri outuri = Uri.fromFile(outFile);
                cameraIntent.putExtra(android.provider.MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, outuri);            
                startActivityForResult(cameraIntent, CAMERA_PIC_REQUEST);  

            }
        };

You can get the URL of the recently Captured Image from variable CapturedImageURL

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  


    //////////////////////////////////////
    if (requestCode == CAMERA_PIC_REQUEST) {  
        // do something  

         if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) 
         {
             Uri uri = null;

             if (data != null) 
             {
                 uri = data.getData();
             }
             if (uri == null && CapturedImageURL != null) 
             {
                 uri = Uri.fromFile(new File(CapturedImageURL));
             }
             File file = new File(CapturedImageURL);
             if (!file.exists()) {
                file.mkdir();
                sendBroadcast(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MEDIA_MOUNTED, Uri.parse("file://"+Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory())));
            }




         }


    }

###

use this function to get the capture image path

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
        if (requestCode == CAMERA_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {  
            Uri mImageCaptureUri = intent.getData();
            Bitmap photo = (Bitmap) data.getExtras().get("data"); 
            imageView.setImageBitmap(photo);
            knop.setVisibility(Button.VISIBLE);
            System.out.println(mImageCaptureUri);
           //getImgPath(mImageCaptureUri);// it will return the Capture image path
        }  
    }

public String getImgPath(Uri uri) {
        String[] largeFileProjection = { MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns._ID,
                MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns.DATA };
        String largeFileSort = MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns._ID + " DESC";
        Cursor myCursor = this.managedQuery(
                MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI,
                largeFileProjection, null, null, largeFileSort);
        String largeImagePath = "";
        try {
            myCursor.moveToFirst();
            largeImagePath = myCursor
                    .getString(myCursor
                            .getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns.DATA));
        } finally {
            myCursor.close();
        }
        return largeImagePath;
    }

###

You can do like that In Kotlin If you need kotlin code in the future

val myUri = getImageUri(applicationContext, myBitmap!!)
val finalFile = File(getRealPathFromURI(myUri))

fun getImageUri(inContext: Context, inImage: Bitmap): Uri {
    val bytes = ByteArrayOutputStream()
    inImage.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, bytes)
    val path = MediaStore.Images.Media.insertImage(inContext.contentResolver, inImage, "Title", null)
    return Uri.parse(path)
}

fun getRealPathFromURI(uri: Uri): String {
    val cursor = contentResolver.query(uri, null, null, null, null)
    cursor!!.moveToFirst()
    val idx = cursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Images.ImageColumns.DATA)
    return cursor.getString(idx)
}

###

To get the path of all images in android I am using following code

public void allImages() 
{
    ContentResolver cr = getContentResolver();
    Cursor cursor;
    Uri allimagessuri = MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;
    String selection = MediaStore.Images.Media._ID + " != 0";

    cursor = cr.query(allsongsuri, STAR, selection, null, null);

    if (cursor != null) {
        if (cursor.moveToFirst()) {
            do {

                String fullpath = cursor.getString(cursor
                        .getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA));
                Log.i("Image path ", fullpath + "");


            } while (cursor.moveToNext());
        }
        cursor.close();
    }

}

###

Simple Pass Intent first

Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK,android.provider.MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);
startActivityForResult(i, RESULT_LOAD_IMAGE);

And u will get picture path on u onActivityResult

@Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
        if (requestCode == RESULT_LOAD_IMAGE && resultCode == RESULT_OK && null != data) {
            Uri selectedImage = data.getData();
            String[] filePathColumn = { MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA };
            Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(selectedImage,filePathColumn, null, null, null);
            cursor.moveToFirst();
            int columnIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(filePathColumn[0]);
            String picturePath = cursor.getString(columnIndex);
            cursor.close();
            ImageView imageView = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.imgView);
            imageView.setImageBitmap(BitmapFactory.decodeFile(picturePath));
        }
    }

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