File Storage

Your photo needs more than a place on the screen. Full-size pictures are too large to stick inside a SQLite database, much less an Intent. They will need a place to live on your device’s filesystem.

Luckily, you have a place to stash these files: your private storage. Recall that your database is saved to your app’s private storage. With functions like Context.getFileStreamPath(String) and Context.getFilesDir(), you can do the same thing with regular files, too (which will live in a subfolder adjacent to the databases subfolder your database lives in).

These are the basic file and directory functions in the Context class:

getFilesDir(): File

returns a handle to the directory for private application files ...

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