Glide Load Full Size Image in Android Java

How to Load Image in Full Resolution with the Glide Android Library

Glide, is a great android image loading library to make it easy to load an image with many options such as crop, effects and resize etc into an imageview from local storage or from internet using link.

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How to Add Glide to your Android Project

To add glide library to your android app project, you need add this line of code to your build.gradle file, remember you need internet to download the glide library by android studio

dependencies {
implementation 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:4.8.0'
annotationProcessor 'com.github.bumptech.glide:compiler:4.8.0'
}

Loading and Display an Image with Glide

GlideApp.with(context)
.load("http://via.placeholder.com/300.png")
.into(ImageView);

The above code simply loads an online image into the ImageView, the imageview belongs in your layout file and you must initialize it first.

Next, we will Load an Image with resize option and Full size options

Resize an Image with Glide in Android

GlideApp.with(context)
.load("http://via.placeholder.com/300.png")
.override(100, 200) // resizes the image to 100x200 pixels but does not respect aspect ratio
.into(ImageView);

In the above code, the Glide loads image from link and resizes it to 100 width and 200 height then displays it in the imageview, you can try different sizes with your image

Loading and Displaying Full Size Image with Glide in Android

GlideApp.with(context)
.load("http://via.placeholder.com/300.png")
.override(Target.SIZE_ORIGINAL)
.into(ImageView);

The above code tries to load an image from internet with full size. Keep in mind that while loading full size images, you may encounter memory errors

For more help and advanced usage with the Glide library, see this link

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