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How to add image filters to the selected image using ImagePicker in Kotlin Android

How to add image filters to the selected image using ImagePicker in Kotlin Android.

Here is a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to add image filters to a selected image using ImagePicker in Kotlin for Android:

Step 1: Set up your project

  • Create a new Android project in Android Studio.
  • Make sure you have the necessary dependencies added to your project. In your app-level build.gradle file, add the following dependencies:
implementation 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:4.12.0'
implementation 'com.zomato:androidphotofilters:1.0.1'

Step 2: Add the necessary permissions

  • Open your AndroidManifest.xml file and add the following permissions:
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

Step 3: Set up ImagePicker library

  • Add the ImagePicker library to your project by adding the following dependency to your app-level build.gradle file:
implementation ''
  • Sync your project to download the library.

Step 4: Create a layout file

  • Create a layout file for your main activity (e.g., activity_main.xml). Add an ImageView and a Button to select an image:
android:scaleType="centerCrop" />

android:text="Select Image" />

Step 5: Implement ImagePicker functionality

  • In your MainActivity.kt file, import the necessary classes:
import com.esafirm.imagepicker.features.ImagePicker
import com.esafirm.imagepicker.model.Image
  • Declare the necessary variables:
private lateinit var imageView: ImageView
private lateinit var selectButton: Button
  • Initialize the variables in the onCreate() method:
imageView = findViewById(
selectButton = findViewById(
  • Set a click listener for the selectButton to open the image picker:
selectButton.setOnClickListener {
  • Override the onActivityResult() method to handle the selected image:
override fun onActivityResult(requestCode: Int, resultCode: Int, data: Intent?) {
super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data)
if (ImagePicker.shouldHandle(requestCode, resultCode, data)) {
val image: Image? = ImagePicker.getFirstImageOrNull(data)
if (image != null) {

Step 6: Apply image filters

  • Add the following method to apply filters to the selected image:
private fun applyFilter(imagePath: String) {
val bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeFile(imagePath)
val filteredBitmap: Bitmap = FilterUtils.applyFilter(bitmap, FilterType.GRAYSCALE)
  • In this example, we are applying a grayscale filter to the selected image. You can explore other filter types provided by the AndroidPhotoFilters library.

Step 7: Run the app

  • Connect your device or emulator and run the app.
  • Click the "Select Image" button and choose an image from the gallery.
  • The selected image will be displayed in the ImageView with the applied filter.

That's it! You have successfully added image filters to a selected image using ImagePicker in Kotlin for Android. You can further enhance the app by adding more filter options and customizations as per your requirements.