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A React Native module that allows you to use native UI to select media from the device library or directly from the camera




React Native Image Picker

npm version npm MIT Platform - Android and iOS Gitter chat

A React Native module that allows you to use native UI to select a photo/video from the device library or directly from the camera, like so:


🚧🚧🚧🚧Help & Input Wanted 🚧🚧🚧🚧

🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧🚧 | iOS | Android | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | |

Before you open an issue

This library started as a basic bridge of the native iOS image picker, and I want to keep it that way. As such, functionality beyond what the native UIImagePickerController supports will not be supported here. Multiple image selection, more control over the crop tool, and landscape support are things missing from the native iOS functionality - not issues with my library. If you need these things, react-native-image-crop-picker might be a better choice for you.

React Native Compatibility

To use this library you need to ensure you match up with the correct version of React Native you are using.

p.s. React Native introduced AndroidX support in 0.60, which is a breaking change for most libraries (incl. this one) using native Android functionality.

| @react-native-community/imagepicker version | Required React Native Version | | ----------------------------------------- | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | 1.x.x | >= 0.60 or >= 0.59 if using Jetifier | | 0.x.x | <= 0.59 |

Getting Started

yarn add react-native-image-picker

# RN >= 0.60
npx pod-install

# RN < 0.60
react-native link react-native-image-picker

You will also need to add UsageDescription on iOS and some permissions on Android, refer to the Install doc.


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

// More info on all the options is below in the API Reference... just some common use cases shown here
const options = {
  title: 'Select Avatar',
  customButtons: [{ name: 'fb', title: 'Choose Photo from Facebook' }],
  storageOptions: {
    skipBackup: true,
    path: 'images',

 * The first arg is the options object for customization (it can also be null or omitted for default options),
 * The second arg is the callback which sends object: response (more info in the API Reference)
ImagePicker.showImagePicker(options, (response) => {
  console.log('Response = ', response);

  if (response.didCancel) {
    console.log('User cancelled image picker');
  } else if (response.error) {
    console.log('ImagePicker Error: ', response.error);
  } else if (response.customButton) {
    console.log('User tapped custom button: ', response.customButton);
  } else {
    const source = { uri: response.uri };

    // You can also display the image using data:
    // const source = { uri: 'data:image/jpeg;base64,' + };

      avatarSource: source,

Then later, if you want to display this image in your render() method:

<Image source={this.state.avatarSource} style={styles.uploadAvatar} />

Directly Launching the Camera or Image Library

To Launch the Camera or Image Library directly (skipping the alert dialog) you can do the following:

// Launch Camera:
ImagePicker.launchCamera(options, (response) => {
  // Same code as in above section!

// Open Image Library:
ImagePicker.launchImageLibrary(options, (response) => {
  // Same code as in above section!


On iOS, don't assume that the absolute uri returned will persist. See #107

For more, read the API Reference.