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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

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

Make sure you're reading the doc applicable to your version, for example if your using version 3.8.0 go to tag 3.8.0 and read those docs. This doc is always that of main branch.

Also read version release notes for any breaking changes especially if you're updating the major version.


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' or 'mixed'(mixed supported only for launchImageLibrary, to pick an 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 | | selectionLimit| OK | OK | Default is 1, use 0 to allow any number of files. Only iOS version >= 14 support 0 and also it supports providing any integer value|

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 | | assets | OK | OK | Array of the selected media, refer to Asset Object |

Asset Object

| key | iOS | Android | Description | | -------- | --- | ------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | | 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 | | duration | OK | OK | The selected video duration in seconds |

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) |