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Top 20 Image Processing SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 Image Processing SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Image Processing SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Image Processing SDKs enable app developers to add image processing, editing, and manipulation functionalities to their mobile apps. These SDKs typically include features like image recognition, image filtering, image enhancement, and other image such capabilities.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Image Processing SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 63.56% have integrated Glide. This accounts for 67.18% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Glide is a fast and efficient image loading library SDK for Android focused on smooth scrolling. Glide offers an easy to use API, a performant and extensible resource decoding pipeline, and automatic resource pooling.

Total Apps
912.81k
Google Play
App Share
63.56%
Google Play
Apps
894.26k
Games
18.55k
Total Downloads
568.31b
Google Play
Download Share
67.18%
Google Play
App Downloads
531.85b
Game Downloads
36.46b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Glide.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 30.69% have integrated Picasso. This accounts for 36.77% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Picasso is a powerful image downloading and caching library SDK for Android.

Total Apps
440.80k
Google Play
App Share
30.69%
Google Play
Apps
404.37k
Games
36.43k
Total Downloads
311.01b
Google Play
Download Share
36.77%
Google Play
App Downloads
172.48b
Game Downloads
138.53b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Picasso.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 25.19% have integrated Facebook Fresco. This accounts for 14.35% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Fresco is a powerful SDK for displaying images in Android applications.

Total Apps
361.72k
Google Play
App Share
25.19%
Google Play
Apps
356.61k
Games
5.11k
Total Downloads
121.36b
Google Play
Download Share
14.35%
Google Play
App Downloads
115.84b
Game Downloads
5.52b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook Fresco.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 11.27% have integrated uCrop. This accounts for 4.67% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

uCrop is an image cropping library for Android. This SDK aims to provide an ultimate and flexible image cropping experience.

Total Apps
161.87k
Google Play
App Share
11.27%
Google Play
Apps
160.69k
Games
1.18k
Total Downloads
39.50b
Google Play
Download Share
4.67%
Google Play
App Downloads
37.00b
Game Downloads
2.50b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use uCrop.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 10.43% have integrated React Native Vector Icons by Oblador. This accounts for 1.13% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

The React Native Vector Icons SDK by Oblador offers customizable icons for React Native with support for NavBar/TabBar, image source, and full styling.

Total Apps
149.79k
Google Play
App Share
10.43%
Google Play
Apps
148.60k
Games
1.19k
Total Downloads
9.54b
Google Play
Download Share
1.13%
Google Play
App Downloads
9.35b
Game Downloads
191.13m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use React Native Vector Icons by Oblador.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 10.20% have integrated PhotoView. This accounts for 8.37% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

PhotoView is an SDK that aims to help produce an easily usable implementation of a zooming Android ImageView.

Total Apps
146.43k
Google Play
App Share
10.20%
Google Play
Apps
145.85k
Games
579
Total Downloads
70.80b
Google Play
Download Share
8.37%
Google Play
App Downloads
69.44b
Game Downloads
1.36b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use PhotoView.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 8.87% have integrated Android-Image-Cropper. This accounts for 3.15% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

The Android-Image-Cropper SDK is an image cropping library for Android, optimized for camera and/or gallery.

Total Apps
127.32k
Google Play
App Share
8.87%
Google Play
Apps
126.20k
Games
1.12k
Total Downloads
26.64b
Google Play
Download Share
3.15%
Google Play
App Downloads
26.27b
Game Downloads
362.22m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Android-Image-Cropper.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 6.34% have integrated android-gif-drawable. This accounts for 6.96% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

android-gif-drawable offers views and drawables needed for displaying animated GIFs on Android apps via SDK.

Total Apps
91.05k
Google Play
App Share
6.34%
Google Play
Apps
87.91k
Games
3.15k
Total Downloads
58.87b
Google Play
Download Share
6.96%
Google Play
App Downloads
55.65b
Game Downloads
3.22b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use android-gif-drawable.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 6.32% have integrated Universal Image Loader. This accounts for 2.95% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Universal Image Loader is a powerful and flexible library for loading, caching, and displaying images on Android.

Total Apps
90.75k
Google Play
App Share
6.32%
Google Play
Apps
89.48k
Games
1.27k
Total Downloads
24.93b
Google Play
Download Share
2.95%
Google Play
App Downloads
21.60b
Game Downloads
3.33b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Universal Image Loader.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 5.70% have integrated Coil. This accounts for 11.41% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Total Apps
81.90k
Google Play
App Share
5.70%
Google Play
Apps
80.69k
Games
1.22k
Total Downloads
96.49b
Google Play
Download Share
11.41%
Google Play
App Downloads
82.89b
Game Downloads
13.60b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Coil.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 4.12% have integrated Shape Image View. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Shape Image View is an SDK that provides a set of custom shaped android imageview components, and a framework to define more shapes. It implements both shader and bitmap mask based image views.

Total Apps
59.20k
Google Play
App Share
4.12%
Google Play
Apps
59.07k
Games
133
Total Downloads
2.94b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.41b
Game Downloads
529.26m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Shape Image View.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 3.32% have integrated AndroidSVG. This accounts for 9.96% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

AndroidSVG is an SVG (scalable vector graphics) parser and renderer SDK for Android. It has almost complete support for the static visual elements of the SVG 1.1 and SVG 1.2 tiny specifications (except for filters).

Total Apps
47.61k
Google Play
App Share
3.32%
Google Play
Apps
46.89k
Games
722
Total Downloads
84.28b
Google Play
Download Share
9.96%
Google Play
App Downloads
78.87b
Game Downloads
5.41b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AndroidSVG.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 2.88% have integrated Glide Transformations. This accounts for 2.81% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Glide Transformations offers an Android transformation library SDK providing a variety of image transformations for Glide.

Total Apps
41.39k
Google Play
App Share
2.88%
Google Play
Apps
41.01k
Games
384
Total Downloads
23.75b
Google Play
Download Share
2.81%
Google Play
App Downloads
23.18b
Game Downloads
569.21m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Glide Transformations.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 1.94% have integrated Subsampling Scale Image View. This accounts for 2.38% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Subsampling Scale Image View is an Android library (AAR) SDK. It's a highly configurable, easily extendable deep zoom view for displaying huge images without loss of detail. Perfect for photo galleries, maps, building plans etc.

Total Apps
27.82k
Google Play
App Share
1.94%
Google Play
Apps
27.63k
Games
195
Total Downloads
20.09b
Google Play
Download Share
2.38%
Google Play
App Downloads
19.75b
Game Downloads
346.27m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Subsampling Scale Image View.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 1.89% have integrated CircularImageView. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

CircularImageView is an Android project SDK facilitating circular image views in the simplest way possible.

Total Apps
27.15k
Google Play
App Share
1.89%
Google Play
Apps
26.83k
Games
320
Total Downloads
3.30b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.21b
Game Downloads
93.28m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use CircularImageView.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 1.49% have integrated Blurry. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Blurry is an easy blur library SDK for Android.

Total Apps
21.36k
Google Play
App Share
1.49%
Google Play
Apps
20.60k
Games
759
Total Downloads
3.18b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.03b
Game Downloads
149.09m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Blurry.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 1.16% have integrated Android-Iconics. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

The Android-Iconics SDK allows you to include any icon font, with all its vector icons, in your project. You can scale with no limit, use any color at any time, provide a contour, and more.

Total Apps
16.66k
Google Play
App Share
1.16%
Google Play
Apps
16.58k
Games
77
Total Downloads
3.10b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.08b
Game Downloads
13.38m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Android-Iconics.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, 1.09% have integrated ImageViewZoom. This accounts for 1.46% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

ImageViewZoom is an android ImageView SDK with zoom and pan capabilities.

Total Apps
15.62k
Google Play
App Share
1.09%
Google Play
Apps
15.57k
Games
52
Total Downloads
12.33b
Google Play
Download Share
1.46%
Google Play
App Downloads
12.20b
Game Downloads
137.42m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ImageViewZoom.

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Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, <1% have integrated Android Asynchronous Networking and Image Loading. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

Ion is an android library SDK for asynchronous networking and image loading.

Total Apps
12.93k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
12.87k
Games
60
Total Downloads
1.92b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.71b
Game Downloads
214.41m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Android Asynchronous Networking and Image Loading.

Among all apps utilizing image processing SDKs, <1% have integrated PhotoDraweeView. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the image processing SDK category.

PhotoDraweeView is a PhotoView SDK for Fresco.

Total Apps
12.69k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
12.64k
Games
46
Total Downloads
2.37b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.34b
Game Downloads
34.02m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use PhotoDraweeView.

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