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    React Native Image Picker

    A React Native module that allows you to select a photo/video from the device library or camera.

    Note: If you are still using deprecated version 2.x.x check this for documentation.

    Migration from 2.x.x to 3.x.x

    • showImagePicker API is removed.
    • No permission required for default options on Android.
    • Removed and updated some values in options, so please check them carefully.


    yarn add react-native-image-picker
    # RN >= 0.60
    cd ios && pod install
    # RN < 0.60
    react-native link react-native-image-picker

    Post-install Steps


    Add the appropriate keys to your Info.plist,

    If you are allowing user to select image/video from photos, add NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription.

    If you are allowing user to capture image add NSCameraUsageDescription key also.

    If you are allowing user to capture video add NSCameraUsageDescription add NSMicrophoneUsageDescription key also.


    No permissions required (saveToPhotos requires permission check).

    Note: This library does not require Manifest.permission.CAMERA, if your app declares as using this permission in manifest then you have to obtain the permission before using launchCamera.

    API Reference


    import {launchCamera, launchImageLibrary} from 'react-native-image-picker';


    Launch camera to take photo or video.

    launchCamera(options?, callback);

    See Options for further information on options.

    The callback will be called with a response object, refer to The Response Object.


    Launch gallery to pick image or video.

    launchImageLibrary(options?, callback)

    See Options for further information on options.

    The callback will be called with a response object, refer to The Response Object.


    Option iOS Android Description
    mediaType OK OK 'photo' or 'video'
    maxWidth OK OK To resize the image
    maxHeight OK OK To resize the image
    videoQuality OK OK 'low', 'medium', or 'high' on iOS, 'low' or 'high' on Android
    durationLimit OK OK Video max duration in seconds
    quality OK OK 0 to 1, photos
    cameraType OK OK 'back' or 'front'. May not be supported in few android devices
    includeBase64 OK OK If true, creates base64 string of the image (Avoid using on large image files due to performance)
    saveToPhotos OK OK (Boolean) Only for launchCamera, saves the image/video file captured to public photo

    The Response Object

    key iOS Android Description
    didCancel OK OK true if the user cancelled the process
    errorCode OK OK Check ErrorCode for all error codes
    errorMessage OK OK Description of the error, use it for debug purpose only
    base64 OK OK The base64 string of the image (photos only)
    uri OK OK The file uri in app specific cache storage. Except when picking video from Android gallery where you will get read only content uri, to get file uri in this case copy the file to app specific storage using any react-native library
    width OK OK Image dimensions (photos only)
    height OK OK Image dimensions (photos only)
    fileSize OK OK The file size (photos only)
    type OK OK The file type (photos only)
    fileName OK OK The file name

    Note on file storage

    Image/video captured via camera will be stored in temporary folder so will be deleted any time, so don't expect it to persist. Use saveToPhotos: true (default is false) to save the file in the public photos. saveToPhotos requires WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission on Android 28 and below (You have to obtain the permission, the library does not).


    Code Description
    camera_unavailable camera not available on device
    permission Permission not satisfied
    others other errors (check errorMessage for description)






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