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android – Intent for getting multiple images

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


Is there an intent requesting to get multiple images?

We are aware of Intent.ACTION_PICK or Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT for getting a single image. Also our app registers as IntentFilter for android.intent.action.SEND and android.intent.action.SEND_MULTIPLE

However, we would like our app to make use of Gallery like applications to pick multiple images. Is there an intent for that?

How to&Answers:

I also wanted Intent for picking multiple images in android but I failed.I came across custom gallery with custom theme.

Look at here MultipleImagePick to pick single image and to pick multiple image and also you can change theme according to your app.

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Thanks @sunshine for guiding me to limit maximum images selection.

in CustomGalleryActivity.java 

AdapterView.OnItemClickListener mItemMulClickListener = new AdapterView.OnItemClickListener() {

        public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> l, View v, int position, long id) {
            if (adapter.getSelected().size() >= MAX_IMAGE_SELECTION_LENGTH) {
                Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "maximum items selected", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
            } else {
                adapter.changeSelection(v, position);



You need to add this to your manifest:

            <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEND_MULTIPLE" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
            <data android:mimeType="image/*" />

I found this post to be extremely helpful, it explains how to also retrieve the images.