How to convert image file data in a byte array to a Bitmap?

The question:

I want to store image in SQLite DataBase.
I tried to store it using BLOB and String, in both cases it store the
image and can retrieve it but when i convert it to Bitmap using
BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(...) it return null.

I have used this code, but it returns null

Bitmap  bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(blob, 0, blob.length);

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Just try this:

Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeFile("/path/images/image.jpg");
ByteArrayOutputStream blob = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
bitmap.compress(CompressFormat.PNG, 0 /* Ignored for PNGs */, blob);
byte[] bitmapdata = blob.toByteArray();

If bitmapdata is the byte array then getting Bitmap is done like this:

Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(bitmapdata, 0, bitmapdata.length);

Returns the decoded Bitmap, or null if the image could not be decoded.

Method 2

The answer of Uttam didnt work for me. I just got null when I do:

Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(bitmapdata, 0, bitmapdata.length);

In my case, bitmapdata only has the buffer of the pixels, so it is imposible for the function decodeByteArray to guess which the width, the height and the color bits use. So I tried this and it worked:

//Create bitmap with width, height, and 4 bytes color (RGBA)    
Bitmap bmp = Bitmap.createBitmap(imageWidth, imageHeight, Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888);
ByteBuffer buffer = ByteBuffer.wrap(bitmapdata);

Check for different color options

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