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Photo Library

The PhotoLibrary plugin allows access to photos from device by url. So you can use plain img tag to display photos and their thumbnails, and different 3rd party libraries as well. Saving photos and videos to the library is also supported. cdvphotolibrary urls should be trusted by Angular. See plugin homepage to learn how.

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ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-photo-librarynpm install @ionic-native/photo-librarynpm install cordova-plugin-photo-librarynpm install @ionic-native/photo-libraryionic cap sync
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Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • Browser
  • iOS


Using React?

See here.

import { PhotoLibrary } from '@ionic-native/photo-library/ngx';

constructor(private photoLibrary: PhotoLibrary) { }

this.photoLibrary.requestAuthorization().then(() => {
    next: library => {
      library.forEach(function(libraryItem) {
        console.log(;          // ID of the photo
        console.log(libraryItem.photoURL);    // Cross-platform access to photo
        console.log(libraryItem.thumbnailURL);// Cross-platform access to thumbnail
        console.log(libraryItem.albumIds);    // array of ids of appropriate AlbumItem, only of includeAlbumsData was used
    error: err => { console.log('could not get photos'); },
    complete: () => { console.log('done getting photos'); }
.catch(err => console.log('permissions weren\'t granted'));