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    iOS/Android image picker with support for camera, video, configurable compression, multiple images and cropping


    Important note

    If you are using react-native >= 0.60 use react-native-image-crop-picker version >= 0.25.0. Otherwise use version < 0.25.0.


    Import library

    import ImagePicker from 'react-native-image-crop-picker';

    Select from gallery

    Call single image picker with cropping

      width: 300,
      height: 400,
      cropping: true
    }).then(image => {

    Call multiple image picker

      multiple: true
    }).then(images => {

    Select video only from gallery

      mediaType: "video",
    }).then((video) => {

    Android: The prop 'cropping' has been known to cause videos not to be displayed in the gallery on Android. Please do not set cropping to true when selecting videos.

    Select from camera


      width: 300,
      height: 400,
      cropping: true,
    }).then(image => {


      mediaType: 'video',
    }).then(image => {

    Crop picture

      path: 'my-file-path.jpg',
      width: 300,
      height: 400
    }).then(image => {

    Optional cleanup

    Module is creating tmp images which are going to be cleaned up automatically somewhere in the future. If you want to force cleanup, you can use clean to clean all tmp files, or cleanSingle(path) to clean single tmp file.

    ImagePicker.clean().then(() => {
      console.log('removed all tmp images from tmp directory');
    }).catch(e => {

    Request Object

    Property Type Description
    cropping bool (default false) Enable or disable cropping
    width number Width of result image when used with cropping option
    height number Height of result image when used with cropping option
    multiple bool (default false) Enable or disable multiple image selection
    writeTempFile (ios only) bool (default true) When set to false, does not write temporary files for the selected images. This is useful to improve performance when you are retrieving file contents with the includeBase64 option and don't need to read files from disk.
    includeBase64 bool (default false) When set to true, the image file content will be available as a base64-encoded string in the data property. Hint: To use this string as an image source, use it like: <Image source={{uri: `data:${image.mime};base64,${}`}} />
    includeExif bool (default false) Include image exif data in the response
    avoidEmptySpaceAroundImage (ios only) bool (default true) When set to true, the image will always fill the mask space.
    cropperActiveWidgetColor (android only) string (default "#424242") When cropping image, determines ActiveWidget color.
    cropperStatusBarColor (android only) string (default #424242) When cropping image, determines the color of StatusBar.
    cropperToolbarColor (android only) string (default #424242) When cropping image, determines the color of Toolbar.
    cropperToolbarWidgetColor (android only) string (default darker orange) When cropping image, determines the color of Toolbar text and buttons.
    freeStyleCropEnabled bool (default false) Enables user to apply custom rectangle area for cropping
    cropperToolbarTitle string (default Edit Photo) When cropping image, determines the title of Toolbar.
    cropperCircleOverlay bool (default false) Enable or disable circular cropping mask.
    disableCropperColorSetters (android only) bool (default false) When cropping image, disables the color setters for cropping library.
    minFiles (ios only) number (default 1) Min number of files to select when using multiple option
    maxFiles (ios only) number (default 5) Max number of files to select when using multiple option
    waitAnimationEnd (ios only) bool (default true) Promise will resolve/reject once ViewController completion block is called
    smartAlbums (ios only) array (supported values) (default ['UserLibrary', 'PhotoStream', 'Panoramas', 'Videos', 'Bursts']) List of smart albums to choose from
    useFrontCamera bool (default false) Whether to default to the front/'selfie' camera when opened. Please note that not all Android devices handle this parameter, see issue #1058
    compressVideoPreset (ios only) string (default MediumQuality) Choose which preset will be used for video compression
    compressImageMaxWidth number (default none) Compress image with maximum width
    compressImageMaxHeight number (default none) Compress image with maximum height
    compressImageQuality number (default 1 (Android)/0.8 (iOS)) Compress image with quality (from 0 to 1, where 1 is best quality). On iOS, values larger than 0.8 don't produce a noticeable quality increase in most images, while a value of 0.8 will reduce the file size by about half or less compared to a value of 1.
    loadingLabelText (ios only) string (default "Processing assets...") Text displayed while photo is loading in picker
    mediaType string (default any) Accepted mediaType for image selection, can be one of: 'photo', 'video', or 'any'
    showsSelectedCount (ios only) bool (default true) Whether to show the number of selected assets
    sortOrder (ios only) string (default 'none', supported values: 'asc', 'desc', 'none') Applies a sort order on the creation date on how media is displayed within the albums/detail photo views when opening the image picker
    forceJpg (ios only) bool (default false) Whether to convert photos to JPG. This will also convert any Live Photo into its JPG representation
    showCropGuidelines (android only) bool (default true) Whether to show the 3x3 grid on top of the image during cropping
    showCropFrame (android only) bool (default true) Whether to show crop frame during cropping
    hideBottomControls (android only) bool (default false) Whether to display bottom controls
    enableRotationGesture (android only) bool (default false) Whether to enable rotating the image by hand gesture
    cropperChooseText (ios only)            string (default choose)         Choose button text
    cropperCancelText (ios only) string (default Cancel) Cancel button text

    Smart Album Types (ios)

    NOTE: Some of these types may not be available on all iOS versions. Be sure to check this to avoid issues.

    ['PhotoStream', 'Generic', 'Panoramas', 'Videos', 'Favorites', 'Timelapses', 'AllHidden', 'RecentlyAdded', 'Bursts', 'SlomoVideos', 'UserLibrary', 'SelfPortraits', 'Screenshots', 'DepthEffect', 'LivePhotos', 'Animated', 'LongExposure']

    Response Object

    Property Type Description
    path string Selected image location. This is null when the writeTempFile option is set to false.
    localIdentifier(ios only) string Selected images' localidentifier, used for PHAsset searching
    sourceURL(ios only) string Selected images' source path, do not have write access
    filename(ios only) string Selected images' filename
    width number Selected image width
    height number Selected image height
    mime string Selected image MIME type (image/jpeg, image/png)
    size number Selected image size in bytes
    duration number Video duration time in milliseconds
    data base64 Optional base64 selected file representation
    exif object Extracted exif data from image. Response format is platform specific
    cropRect object Cropped image rectangle (width, height, x, y)
    creationDate (ios only) string UNIX timestamp when image was created
    modificationDate string UNIX timestamp when image was last modified


    Step 1

    npm i react-native-image-crop-picker --save

    Step 2


    cd ios
    pod install

    Step 3


    Step 1

    In Xcode open Info.plist and add string key NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription with value that describes why you need access to user photos. More info here Depending on what features you use, you also may need NSCameraUsageDescription and NSMicrophoneUsageDescription keys.

    (Optional) Step 2 - To localizate the camera / gallery / cropper text buttons

    • Open your Xcode project
    • Go to your project settings by opening the project name on the Navigation (left side)
    • Select your project in the project list
    • Should be into the Info tab and add in Localizations the language your app was missing throughout the +
    • Rebuild and you should now have your app camera and gallery with the classic ios text in the language you added.


    • VERY IMPORTANT Add the following to your build.gradle's repositories section. (android/build.gradle)
    allprojects {
        repositories {
          maven { url "$rootDir/../node_modules/react-native/android" }
          // ADD THIS
          maven { url '' }
          // ADD THIS
          maven { url "" }
    • Add useSupportLibrary (android/app/build.gradle)
    android {
        defaultConfig {
            vectorDrawables.useSupportLibrary = true
    • Use Android SDK >= 26 (android/app/build.gradle)
    android {
        compileSdkVersion 27
        buildToolsVersion "27.0.3"
        defaultConfig {
          targetSdkVersion 27
    • Minimum Gradle version if you are using react-native-image-crop-picker >= 0.35.0

    Reference for more details

    • [Optional] If you want to use camera picker in your project, add following to app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

      • <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA"/>
    • [Optional] If you want to use front camera, also add following to app/src/main/ AndroidManifest.xml

      • <uses-feature android:name="" android:required="false" />
      • <uses-feature android:name="" android:required="false" />

    TO DO

    • [ ] [Android] Standardize multiple select
    • [ ] [Android] Video compression


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