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    Snapshot a React Native view and save it to an image.


    import RNViewShot from "react-native-view-shot";
    RNViewShot.takeSnapshot(viewRef, {
      format: "jpeg",
      quality: 0.8
      uri => console.log("Image saved to", uri),
      error => console.error("Oops, snapshot failed", error)


    Checkout react-native-view-shot-example

    Full API

    RNViewShot.takeSnapshot(view, options)

    Returns a Promise of the image URI.

    • view is a reference to a React Native component.
    • options may include:
    • width / height (number): the width and height of the image to capture.
    • format (string): either png or jpg/jpeg or webm (Android). Defaults to png.
    • quality (number): the quality. 0.0 - 1.0 (default). (only available on lossy formats like jpeg)
    • result (string), the method you want to use to save the snapshot, one of:
      • "file" (default): save to a temporary file (that will only exist for as long as the app is running).
      • "base64": encode as base64 and returns the raw string. Use only with small images as this may result of lags (the string is sent over the bridge). N.B. This is not a data uri, use data-uri instead.
      • "data-uri": same as base64 but also includes the Data URI scheme header.
    • filename (string): the name of the generated file if any (Android only). Defaults to ReactNative_snapshot_image_${timestamp}.


    Snapshots are not guaranteed to be pixel perfect. It also depends on the platform. Here is some difference we have noticed and how to workaround.

    • Support of special components like Video / GL views remains untested.
    • It's preferable to use a background color on the view you rasterize to avoid transparent pixels and potential weirdness that some border appear around texts.

    specific to Android implementation

    • you need to make sure collapsable is set to false if you want to snapshot a View. Otherwise that view won't reflect any UI View. (found by @gaguirre)
    • if you want to share out the screenshoted file, you will have to copy it somewhere first so it's accessible to an Intent, see comment: .
    • if you implement a third party library and want to get back a File, you must first resolve the Uri. the file result returns an Uri so it's consistent with iOS and you can give it to Image.getSize for instance.

    Getting started

    npm install --save react-native-view-shot

    Mostly automatic installation

    react-native link react-native-view-shot

    Manual installation


    1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
    2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-view-shot and add RNViewShot.xcodeproj
    3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNViewShot.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
    4. Run your project (Cmd+R)<


    1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/
    • Add import fr.greweb.reactnativeviewshot.RNViewShotPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
    • Add new RNViewShotPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
    1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
      include ':react-native-view-shot'
      project(':react-native-view-shot').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, 	'../node_modules/react-native-view-shot/android')
    2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
       compile project(':react-native-view-shot')


    No support yet. Feel free to PR.



    npm i @tuofeng/react-native-view-shot

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