Progressive Image

A flutter widget which progressively loads large images using Low Quality Image Placeholders.



  • Displays placeholder and thumbnail image until the target Image loads.
  • Smooth Fade-in animations for preventing immediate image popups on load.
  • Blur effect for low resolution thumbnail to prevent the pixelated view.
  • Effectively resolves thumbnail image before the target image starts to fetch for quick first impression.
  • Placeholder widgets instead of placeholder images can now be added in v2.0.0


Following steps will help you add this library as a dependency in your flutter project.

  • In the pubspec.yaml file in the root of your project
  progressive_image: ^2.0.0
  • Run the following command to get packages:
$ flutter packages get
  • Import the package in your project file:
import 'package:progressive_image/progressive_image.dart';


For a more detailed look at how to use this library, there is a sweet project in the example directory and various examples can be found here

A simple example usage of the ProgressiveImage widget is shown below:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:progressive_image/progressive_image.dart';

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

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(title: Text('Progressive Image Example')),
        body: ProgressiveImageExample(),

class ProgressiveImageExample extends StatelessWidget {
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Container(
            child: ProgressiveImage(
                placeholder: AssetImage('assets/placeholder.jpg'),
                // size: 1.87KB
                thumbnail: NetworkImage(''),
                // size: 1.29MB
                image: NetworkImage(''),
                height: 300,
                width: 500,