I have a bitmap taken of a Base64 String from my remote database, (encodedImage is the string representing the image with Base64):

profileImage = (ImageView)findViewById(R.id.profileImage);

byte[] imageAsBytes=null;
try {
    imageAsBytes = Base64.decode(encodedImage.getBytes());
} catch (IOException e) {e.printStackTrace();}

    BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imageAsBytes, 0, imageAsBytes.length)

profileImage is my ImageView

Ok, but I have to resize this image before showing it on my ImageView of my layout. I have to resize it to 120x120.

Can someone tell me the code to resize it?

The examples I found could not be applied to a base64 string obtained bitmap.

Solution 1


    BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imageAsBytes, 0, imageAsBytes.length)


Bitmap b = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imageAsBytes, 0, imageAsBytes.length)
profileImage.setImageBitmap(Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(b, 120, 120, false));

Solution 2

import android.graphics.Matrix
public Bitmap getResizedBitmap(Bitmap bm, int newWidth, int newHeight) {
    int width = bm.getWidth();
    int height = bm.getHeight();
    float scaleWidth = ((float) newWidth) / width;
    float scaleHeight = ((float) newHeight) / height;
    Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
    matrix.postScale(scaleWidth, scaleHeight);

    Bitmap resizedBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(
        bm, 0, 0, width, height, matrix, false);
    return resizedBitmap;

EDIT: as suggested by by @aveschini, I have added bm.recycle(); in order to avoid the memory leaks. Please note that in case if you are using the previous object for some other purposes, then handle accordingly.

Solution 3

If you already have a bitmap, you could use the following code to resize:

Bitmap originalBitmap = <original initialization>;
Bitmap resizedBitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(
    originalBitmap, newWidth, newHeight, false);

Solution 4

Scale based on aspect ratio:

float aspectRatio = yourSelectedImage.getWidth() / 
    (float) yourSelectedImage.getHeight();
int width = 480;
int height = Math.round(width / aspectRatio);

yourSelectedImage = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(
    yourSelectedImage, width, height, false);

To use height as base intead of width change to:

int height = 480;
int width = Math.round(height * aspectRatio);

Solution 5

Scale a bitmap with a target maximum size and width, while maintaining aspect ratio:

int maxHeight = 2000;
int maxWidth = 2000;    
float scale = Math.min(((float)maxHeight / bitmap.getWidth()), ((float)maxWidth / bitmap.getHeight()));

Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
matrix.postScale(scale, scale);

bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap, 0, 0, bitmap.getWidth(), bitmap.getHeight(), matrix, true);

Solution 6

try this this code :

BitmapDrawable drawable = (BitmapDrawable) imgview.getDrawable();
Bitmap bmp = drawable.getBitmap();
Bitmap b = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(bmp, 120, 120, false);

I hope it's useful.

Solution 7

Someone asked how to keep aspect ratio in this situation:

Calculate the factor you are using for scaling and use it for both dimensions. Let´s say you want an image to be 20% of the screen in height

int scaleToUse = 20; // this will be our percentage
Bitmap bmp = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(
    context.getResources(), R.drawable.mypng);
int sizeY = screenResolution.y * scaleToUse / 100;
int sizeX = bmp.getWidth() * sizeY / bmp.getHeight();
Bitmap scaled = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(bmp, sizeX, sizeY, false);

for getting the screen resolution you have this solution: Get screen dimensions in pixels

Solution 8

  public Bitmap scaleBitmap(Bitmap mBitmap) {
        int ScaleSize = 250;//max Height or width to Scale
        int width = mBitmap.getWidth();
        int height = mBitmap.getHeight();
        float excessSizeRatio = width > height ? width / ScaleSize : height / ScaleSize;
         Bitmap bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(
                mBitmap, 0, 0,(int) (width/excessSizeRatio),(int) (height/excessSizeRatio));
        //mBitmap.recycle(); if you are not using mBitmap Obj
        return bitmap;

Solution 9

Although the accepted answer is correct, it doesn't resize Bitmap by keeping the same Aspect Ratio. If you are looking for a method to resize Bitmap by keeping the same aspect ratio you can use the following utility function. The usage details and explanation of the function are present at this link.

public static Bitmap resizeBitmap(Bitmap source, int maxLength) {
       try {
           if (source.getHeight() >= source.getWidth()) {
               int targetHeight = maxLength;
               if (source.getHeight() <= targetHeight) { // if image already smaller than the required height
                   return source;

               double aspectRatio = (double) source.getWidth() / (double) source.getHeight();
               int targetWidth = (int) (targetHeight * aspectRatio);

               Bitmap result = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(source, targetWidth, targetHeight, false);
               if (result != source) {
               return result;
           } else {
               int targetWidth = maxLength;

               if (source.getWidth() <= targetWidth) { // if image already smaller than the required height
                   return source;

               double aspectRatio = ((double) source.getHeight()) / ((double) source.getWidth());
               int targetHeight = (int) (targetWidth * aspectRatio);

               Bitmap result = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(source, targetWidth, targetHeight, false);
               if (result != source) {
               return result;

       catch (Exception e)
           return source;

Solution 10

Try this: This function resizes a bitmap proportionally. When the last parameter is set to "X" the newDimensionXorY is treated as s new width and when set to "Y" a new height.

public Bitmap getProportionalBitmap(Bitmap bitmap, 
                                    int newDimensionXorY, 
                                    String XorY) {
    if (bitmap == null) {
        return null;

    float xyRatio = 0;
    int newWidth = 0;
    int newHeight = 0;

    if (XorY.toLowerCase().equals("x")) {
        xyRatio = (float) newDimensionXorY / bitmap.getWidth();
        newHeight = (int) (bitmap.getHeight() * xyRatio);
        bitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(
            bitmap, newDimensionXorY, newHeight, true);
    } else if (XorY.toLowerCase().equals("y")) {
        xyRatio = (float) newDimensionXorY / bitmap.getHeight();
        newWidth = (int) (bitmap.getWidth() * xyRatio);
        bitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(
            bitmap, newWidth, newDimensionXorY, true);
    return bitmap;

Solution 11

        BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imageAsBytes, 0, imageAsBytes.length), 
        80, 80, false

Solution 12

public static Bitmap resizeBitmapByScale(
            Bitmap bitmap, float scale, boolean recycle) {
        int width = Math.round(bitmap.getWidth() * scale);
        int height = Math.round(bitmap.getHeight() * scale);
        if (width == bitmap.getWidth()
                && height == bitmap.getHeight()) return bitmap;
        Bitmap target = Bitmap.createBitmap(width, height, getConfig(bitmap));
        Canvas canvas = new Canvas(target);
        canvas.scale(scale, scale);
        Paint paint = new Paint(Paint.FILTER_BITMAP_FLAG | Paint.DITHER_FLAG);
        canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, 0, 0, paint);
        if (recycle) bitmap.recycle();
        return target;
    private static Bitmap.Config getConfig(Bitmap bitmap) {
        Bitmap.Config config = bitmap.getConfig();
        if (config == null) {
            config = Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888;
        return config;

Solution 13

Bitmap Resize based on Any Display size

public Bitmap bitmapResize(Bitmap imageBitmap) {

    Bitmap bitmap = imageBitmap;
    float heightbmp = bitmap.getHeight();
    float widthbmp = bitmap.getWidth();

    // Get Screen width
    DisplayMetrics displaymetrics = new DisplayMetrics();
    float height = displaymetrics.heightPixels / 3;
    float width = displaymetrics.widthPixels / 3;

    int convertHeight = (int) hight, convertWidth = (int) width;

    // higher
    if (heightbmp > height) {
        convertHeight = (int) height - 20;
        bitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(bitmap, convertWidth,
                convertHighet, true);

    // wider
    if (widthbmp > width) {
        convertWidth = (int) width - 20;
        bitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(bitmap, convertWidth,
                convertHeight, true);

    return bitmap;

Solution 14

As of API 19, Bitmap setWidth(int width) and setHeight(int height) exist. http://developer.android.com/reference/android/graphics/Bitmap.html

Solution 15

 * Kotlin method for Bitmap scaling
 * @param bitmap the bitmap to be scaled
 * @param pixel  the target pixel size
 * @param width  the width
 * @param height the height
 * @param max    the max(height, width)
 * @return the scaled bitmap
fun scaleBitmap(bitmap:Bitmap, pixel:Float, width:Int, height:Int, max:Int):Bitmap {
    val scale = px / max
    val h = Math.round(scale * height)
    val w = Math.round(scale * width)
    return Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(bitmap, w, h, true)

Solution 16

Keeping the aspect ratio,

  public Bitmap resizeBitmap(Bitmap source, int width,int height) {
    if(source.getHeight() == height && source.getWidth() == width) return source;
    int maxLength=Math.min(width,height);
    try {
        if (source.getHeight() <= source.getWidth()) {
            if (source.getHeight() <= maxLength) { // if image already smaller than the required height
                return source;

            double aspectRatio = (double) source.getWidth() / (double) source.getHeight();
            int targetWidth = (int) (maxLength * aspectRatio);

            return Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(source, targetWidth, maxLength, false);
        } else {

            if (source.getWidth() <= maxLength) { // if image already smaller than the required height
                return source;

            double aspectRatio = ((double) source.getHeight()) / ((double) source.getWidth());
            int targetHeight = (int) (maxLength * aspectRatio);

            return Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(source, maxLength, targetHeight, false);

    catch (Exception e)
        return source;

Solution 17

      Try this kotlin code for resize....Where Max size any size you 

      fun getResizedBitmap(image: Bitmap?, maxSize: Int): Bitmap {
    var width = image!!.width
    var height = image.height
    val bitmapRatio = width.toFloat() / height.toFloat()
     if (bitmapRatio > 0) {
        width = maxSize
        height = (width / bitmapRatio).toInt()
     } else {
        height = maxSize
         width = (height * bitmapRatio).toInt()
         return Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(image, width, height, true)

Solution 18

While the previous answers do scale the image and take care of the aspect ratio, the resampling itself should be done so that there is no aliasing. Taking care of scale is a matter of fixing arguments correctly. There are many comments about the quality of the output images from standard scaling call. to maintain quality of the image one should use the standard call:

Bitmap resizedBitmap = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(originalBitmap, newWidth, newHeight, true);

with the last argument set to true because it will do the bilinear filtering for resampling to prevent aliasing. Read more about aliasing here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliasing

From android documentation:


public static Bitmap createScaledBitmap (Bitmap src, 
                int dstWidth, 
                int dstHeight, 
                boolean filter)

filter : boolean, Whether or not bilinear filtering should be used when scaling the bitmap. If this is true then bilinear filtering will be used when scaling which has better image quality at the cost of worse performance. If this is false then nearest-neighbor scaling is used instead which will have worse image quality but is faster. Recommended default is to set filter to 'true' as the cost of bilinear filtering is typically minimal and the improved image quality is significant.

Solution 19

* For resize bitmap with width and height ratio.    

public static Bitmap getResizedBitmap(Bitmap image, int maxSize) {
            int width = image.getWidth();
            int height = image.getHeight();
            float bitmapRatio = (float) width / (float) height;
            if (bitmapRatio > 1) {
                width = maxSize;
                height = (int) (width / bitmapRatio);
            } else {
                height = maxSize;
                width = (int) (height * bitmapRatio);
            return Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(image, width, height, true);

Solution 20

apply Matrix.ScaleToFit.CENTER) for getting a new bitmap keeps aspect ratio.

public static Bitmap getScaledwonBitmap(Bitmap srcBmp, int deisredWidth, int desiredHeight) {
            Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
            matrix.setRectToRect(new RectF(0, 0, srcBmp.getWidth(), srcBmp.getHeight()),
                    new RectF(0, 0, deisredWidth, desiredHeight),
           return Bitmap.createBitmap(srcBmp, 0, 0, srcBmp.getWidth(), srcBmp.getHeight(), matrix, true);