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How to save the image to SD card on button Click android

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I am using an Imageview and a Button in 1 XML, and I am retriving the images as URL from webServer and displaying it on the ImageView. Now if the Button(Save) is clicked I need to save that particular image into SD card. How to do this?

NOTE: Present Image Should be saved.

How to&Answers:

First, you need to get your Bitmap. You can already have it as an object Bitmap, or you can try to get it from the ImageView such as:

    BitmapDrawable drawable = (BitmapDrawable) mImageView1.getDrawable();
    Bitmap bitmap = drawable.getBitmap();

Then you must get to directory (a File object) from SD Card such as:

    File sdCardDirectory = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();

Next, create your specific file for image storage:

    File image = new File(sdCardDirectory, "test.png");

After that, you just have to write the Bitmap thanks to its method compress such as:

    boolean success = false;

    // Encode the file as a PNG image.
    FileOutputStream outStream;
    try {

        outStream = new FileOutputStream(image);
        bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 100, outStream); 
        /* 100 to keep full quality of the image */

        success = true;
    } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
    } catch (IOException e) {

Finally, just deal with the boolean result if needed. Such as:

    if (success) {
        Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Image saved with success",
    } else {
                "Error during image saving", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

Don’t forget to add the following permission in your Manifest:

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


Probable Solution is

Android – Saving a downloaded image from URL onto SD card

Bitmap bitMapImg;
void saveImage() {
        File filename;
        try {
            String path = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().toString();

            new File(path + "/folder/subfolder").mkdirs();
            filename = new File(path + "/folder/subfolder/image.jpg");

            FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream(filename);

            bitMapImg.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 90, out);

            MediaStore.Images.Media.insertImage(getContentResolver(), filename.getAbsolutePath(), filename.getName(), filename.getName());

            Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "File is Saved in  " + filename, 1000).show();
        } catch (Exception e) {