Editable Image | Flutter Package

Flutter package for creating a fully customizable and editable image widget. The package has been written solely in Dart Language.

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A powerful and fully customizable widget. It provides a custom widget to save time.

For example, almost in every profile settings interface, etc., there is a profile image. Instead of writing from scratch, this widget can be used and can save a lot of time.

Getting started

Let's take a look at how to implement EditableImage to fastly create user interfaces for profile picture edit, etc.

First, add following line to pubspec.yaml:

editable_image: ^2.0.0

Second, import EditableImage:

import 'package:editable_image/editable_image.dart';

Lastly, make platform-specific setups by applying the following instructions.

Android Setup

  • The minimum required SDK version is 21. Therefore, please find the following line inside android/app/build.gradle and modify it:
compileSdkVersion 33
minSdkVersion 21
targetSdkVersion 33
  • Please upgrade the Kotlin version (ext.kotlin_version) to 1.7.0 or the latest version. To do that, find the following line inside android/build.gradle and modify it:
ext.kotlin_version = '1.7.0'
  • Please upgrade the Gradle version (ext.kotlin_version) to 6.8.3 or the latest version but lower than 7.0.0. To do that, find the following line inside android/gradle/wrapper/gradle-wrapper.properties and modify it:
  • Please go to your project folder and add android:exported="true" to AndroidManifest.xml file
  • Required permissions: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE. Please modify android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml and update accordingly:
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
  • I recommand you add android:requestLegacyExternalStorage="true" to AndroidManifest.xml. Therefore, please modify android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml and add the following line inside application:
<application android:requestLegacyExternalStorage="true"</application>

If you found some warning logs with Glide appearing, then the main project needs an implementation of AppGlideModule. See Generated API.

iOS Setup

  • Platform version must be at least 9.0. Please modify ios/Podfile and update accordingly:
platform :ios, '11.0'
  • Add the following lines to ios/Runner/Info.plist:
<string>Put here your permission description.</string>

macOS Setup

  • Platform version must be at least 10.15. Please modify macos/Podfile and update accordingly:
platform :osx, '10.15'
  • Please set the minimum deployment target to 10.15. Use XCode to open macos/Runner.xcworkspace:

  • Follow the iOS instructions and modify ios/Runner/Info.plist accordingly.


Basic usage example:


// A simple usage of EditableImage.
// This method gets called when trying to change an image.
void _directUpdateImage(File? file) async {
    if (file == null) return;

    setState(() {
      _profilePicFile = file;

// Define the method that will run on the change process of the image.
onChange: (file) => _directUpdateImage(file),

// Define the source of the image.
image: _profilePicFile != null
    ? Image.file(_profilePicFile!, fit: BoxFit.cover)
    : null,

// Define the size of EditableImage.
size: 150.0,

// Define the Theme of image picker.
imagePickerTheme: ThemeData(
    // Define the default brightness and colors.
    primaryColor: Colors.white,
    shadowColor: Colors.transparent,
    backgroundColor: Colors.white70,
    iconTheme: const IconThemeData(color: Colors.black87),

    // Define the default font family.
    fontFamily: 'Georgia',

// Define the border of the image if needed.
imageBorder: Border.all(color: Colors.black87, width: 2.0),

// Define the border of the icon if needed.
editIconBorder: Border.all(color: Colors.black87, width: 2.0),


More examples can be found in /example folder on GitHub.

User Profile 1 - an example of basic implementation of EditableImage. Simple project that simulates user profile edit screen.

User Profile 2 - an example of implementation of EditableImage. Simple project that simulates user profile edit screen.

Additional information

This package has been written solely in Dart Language yet it has the wechat_assets_picker as a dependency. Therefore, EditableImage currently supports only Android, iOS, and macOS platforms. In the future, other platform supports may be added.

For more information please visit GitHub.

Feature requests and bugs

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.