Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· alberovalley

Resize an image in android to a given width

High end android devices can take great pictures. But great also means big, and sometimes you need them to have a limited width. Following snippet will get you that result.

// we'll start with the original picture already open to a file
File imgFileOrig = getPic(); //change "getPic()" for whatever you need to open the image file.
Bitmap b = BitmapFactory.decodeFile(imgFileOrig.getAbsolutePath());
// original measurements
int origWidth = b.getWidth();
int origHeight = b.getHeight();

final int destWidth = 600;//or the width you need

if(origWidth > destWidth){
         // picture is wider than we want it, we calculate its target height
          int destHeight = origHeight/( origWidth / destWidth ) ;
         // we create an scaled bitmap so it reduces the image, not just trim it
          Bitmap b2 = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(b, destWidth, destHeight, false);
          ByteArrayOutputStream outStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
            // compress to the format you want, JPEG, PNG... 
            // 70 is the 0-100 quality percentage
    b2.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG,70 , outStream);
            // we save the file, at least until we have made use of it
           File f = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()
                    + File.separator + "test.jpg");
           //write the bytes in file
    FileOutputStream fo = new FileOutputStream(f);
           // remember close de FileOutput