This component handles all the hassle in dealing with photos in react native, it's built on top of react-native-image-picker, react-native-image-resizer and react-native-fs it takes an image component and upon click, you get the image picker prompt, get the base64 string of the image and the image source changes to whatever image was picked.



npm or yarn install

npm install react-native-photo-upload --save


yarn add react-native-photo-upload

Automatic Installation

link react-native-image-picker, react-native-image-resizer and react-native-fs which the component depends on

react-native link react-native-image-picker
react-native link react-native-image-resizer
react-native link react-native-fs

The following steps are required by react-native-image-picker for both Android and IOS even with automatic linking


  • Update the android build tools version to 2.2.+ in android/build.gradle (required step by `react-native-image-picker):
buildscript {
    dependencies {
        classpath '' // <- USE 2.2.+ version
  • Update the gradle version to 2.14.1 in android/gradle/wrapper/
  • Add the required permissions in AndroidManifest.xml:
 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>


For iOS 10+, Add the NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription, NSCameraUsageDescription, and NSMicrophoneUsageDescription (if allowing video) keys to your Info.plist with strings describing why your app needs these permissions. Note: You will get a SIGABRT crash if you don't complete this step

<plist version="1.0">

Manual Installation

check the docs of each library on how to link manually.


Wrap your default image inside the PhotoUpload component, the component wraps the image with TouchableOpacity, on press it will trigger the image picker prompt. after selecting a new image from the picker, the image source will get replaced with the new image base64 string as uri

       uri: ''


 import { Image } from 'react-native'
 import PhotoUpload from 'react-native-photo-upload'

   onPhotoSelect={avatar => {
     if (avatar) {
       console.log('Image base64 string: ', avatar)
       paddingVertical: 30,
       width: 150,
       height: 150,
       borderRadius: 75
       uri: ''


Prop Type Description
containerStyle Object Style object for the image container
photoPickerTitle String Title for the image picker prompt, default is 'Select Photo'
maxHeight Number the resized image max height, maintains aspect ratio, default is 600
maxWidth Number the resized image max width, maintains aspect ratio default is 600
format String The format desired of the resized image, 'JPEG' or 'PNG' default is 'JPEG'
quality Number The quality of the resized image indicated by a number between 1 and 100, default is 100
onPhotoSelect Function function which takes the base64 string of the new image as parameter
onError Function fires if any error occur with response
onTapCustomButton Function fires on tap custom button
onStart Function fires when user starts (useful for loading, etc)
onCancel Function fires when user cancel
onResponse Function fires on response exists
onRender Function fires after render
onResizedImageUri Function fires when image resized is ready
imagePickerProps Object Other props for react-native-image-picker