How to Upload Images In Flutter

How to Upload Images In Flutter ?

Generally, Every Application requires a section from where the user can take an Image from a Phone Gallery or Camera and displays it. So in this article, We will go through How to Upload Images In Flutter?

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How to Upload Images In Flutter?

Upload(File imageFile) async {
    var stream = new http.ByteStream(DelegatingStream.typed(imageFile.openRead()));
      var length = await imageFile.length();

      var uri = Uri.parse(uploadURL);

     var request = new http.MultipartRequest("POST", uri);
      var multipartFile = new http.MultipartFile('file', stream, length,
          filename: basename(imageFile.path));
          //contentType: new MediaType('image', 'png'));

      request.files.add(multipartFile);
      var response = await request.send();
      print(response.statusCode);
      response.stream.transform(utf8.decoder).listen((value) {
        print(value);
      });
    }

the namespace will look like below:

import 'package:path/path.dart';
import 'package:async/async.dart';
import 'dart:io';
import 'package:http/http.dart' as http;
  • The easiest way to do this is by using http.
    import 'dart:io';
    import 'package:http/http.dart' as http;
    
    _asyncFileUpload(String text, File file) async{
       //create multipart request for POST or PATCH method
       var request = http.MultipartRequest("POST", Uri.parse("<url>"));
       //add text fields
       request.fields["text_field"] = text;
       //create multipart using filepath, string or bytes
       var pic = await http.MultipartFile.fromPath("file_field", file.path);
       //add multipart to request
       request.files.add(pic);
       var response = await request.send();
    
       //Get the response from the server
       var responseData = await response.stream.toBytes();
       var responseString = String.fromCharCodes(responseData);
       print(responseString);
    }

We have a plugin called Dio. Code Snippet will look like below:

uploadFileFromDio(UserProfile userProfile, File photoFile) async {
    var dio = new Dio();
    dio.options.baseUrl = url;
    dio.options.connectTimeout = 5000; //5s
    dio.options.receiveTimeout = 5000;
    dio.options.headers = <Header Json>;
    FormData formData = new FormData();
    formData.add("user_id", userProfile.userId);
    formData.add("name", userProfile.name);
    formData.add("email", userProfile.email);

    if (photoFile != null &&
        photoFile.path != null &&
        photoFile.path.isNotEmpty) {
      // Create a FormData
      String fileName = basename(photoFile.path);
      print("File Name : $fileName");
      print("File Size : ${photoFile.lengthSync()}");
      formData.add("user_picture", new UploadFileInfo(photoFile, fileName));
    }
    var response = await dio.post("user/manage_profile",
        data: formData,
        options: Options(
            method: 'POST',
            responseType: ResponseType.PLAIN // or ResponseType.JSON
            ));
    print("Response status: ${response.statusCode}");
    print("Response data: ${response.data}");
  }

Users can give a try to firstore_firebase using the below code snippet.

import 'dart:async';
import 'dart:io';
import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:image_picker/image_picker.dart';
import 'package:firebase_storage/firebase_storage.dart';

void main() => runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      theme: new ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      ),
      home: new MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => new _MyHomePageState();
}

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  File sampleImage;

  Future getImage() async {
    var tempImage = await ImagePicker.pickImage(source: ImageSource.camera);

    setState(() {
      sampleImage = tempImage;
    });
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: new Text('Image Upload'),
        centerTitle: true,
      ),
      body: new Center(
        child: sampleImage == null ? Text('Select an image') : enableUpload(),
      ),
      floatingActionButton: new FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: getImage,
        tooltip: 'Add Image',
        child: new Icon(Icons.add),
      ), // This trailing comma makes auto-formatting nicer for build methods.
    );
  }

  Widget enableUpload() {
    return Container(
      child: Column(
        children: <Widget>[
          Image.file(sampleImage, height: 300.0, width: 300.0),
          RaisedButton(
            elevation: 7.0,
            child: Text('Upload'),
            textColor: Colors.white,
            color: Colors.blue,
            onPressed: () {
              final StorageReference firebaseStorageRef =
                  FirebaseStorage.instance.ref().child('myimage.jpg');
              final StorageUploadTask task =
                  firebaseStorageRef.putFile(sampleImage);
            },
          )
        ],
      ),
    );
  }
}

Conclusion:

In this article, we have been through How to Upload Images In Flutter?

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Abhishek Dhanani

Written by Abhishek Dhanani

Abhishek Dhanani, a skilled software developer with 3+ years of experience, masters Dart, JavaScript, TypeScript, and frameworks like Flutter and NodeJS. Proficient in MySQL, Firebase, and cloud platforms AWS and GCP, he delivers innovative digital solutions.

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