Convert Bitmap to File

I understand that using BitmapFactory can convert a File to a Bitmap, but is there any way to convert a Bitmap image to a File?

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “Convert Bitmap to File”

    Try this:

    bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, quality, outStream);

    See this

    Hope it will help u:

    //create a file to write bitmap data
    File f = new File(context.getCacheDir(), filename);
    //Convert bitmap to byte array
    Bitmap bitmap = your bitmap;
    ByteArrayOutputStream bos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    bitmap.compress(CompressFormat.PNG, 0 /*ignored for PNG*/, bos);
    byte[] bitmapdata = bos.toByteArray();
    //write the bytes in file
    FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(f);
    File file = new File("path");
    OutputStream os = new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(file));
    bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, os);

    Converting Bitmap to File needs to be done in background (NOT IN THE MAIN THREAD) it hangs the UI specially if the bitmap was large

    File file;
    public class fileFromBitmap extends AsyncTask<Void, Integer, String> {
        Context context;
        Bitmap bitmap;
        String path_external = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + File.separator + "temporary_file.jpg";
        public fileFromBitmap(Bitmap bitmap, Context context) {
            this.bitmap = bitmap;
            this.context= context;
        protected void onPreExecute() {
            // before executing doInBackground
            // update your UI
            // exp; make progressbar visible
        protected String doInBackground(Void... params) {
            ByteArrayOutputStream bytes = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
            bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, bytes);
            file = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + File.separator + "temporary_file.jpg");
            try {
                FileOutputStream fo = new FileOutputStream(file);
            } catch (IOException e) {
            return null;
        protected void onPostExecute(String s) {
            // back to main thread after finishing doInBackground
            // update your UI or take action after
            // exp; make progressbar gone

    Calling it

    new fileFromBitmap(my_bitmap, getApplicationContext());

    you MUST use the file in onPostExecute .

    To change directory of file to be stored in cache
    replace line :

     file = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + File.separator + "temporary_file.jpg");

    with :

    file  = new File(context.getCacheDir(), "temporary_file.jpg");
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