Flutter show image from file path

Flutter: Show Image from File Path – Detailed Explanation

In Flutter, you can display an image from a file path using the Image widget and the File class. Below is an example of how you can accomplish that:

import 'dart:io';

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    final String imagePath = 'path/to/your/image.jpg';
    final File imageFile = File(imagePath);

    final Widget imageWidget = imageFile.existsSync()
        ? Image.file(
            fit: BoxFit.cover,
        : Text('Image not found');

    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text('Image from File Path'),
        body: Center(
          child: imageWidget,

In the code above, we first import the necessary packages: ‘dart:io’ for using the File class and ‘package:flutter/material.dart’ for Flutter widgets. Then, inside the MyApp class, we define the file path of the image that we want to display. You should replace ‘path/to/your/image.jpg’ with the actual path to your image file.

Next, we create a File object using the image path. We then check if the file exists using the existsSync() method. If the file exists, we create an Image widget with the file using the Image.file() constructor, and set the fit property to BoxFit.cover to ensure the image scales properly. If the file doesn’t exist, we display a simple Text widget with the message “Image not found”.

Finally, we create a MaterialApp widget with a Scaffold that contains an AppBar with the title “Image from File Path”. The body of the Scaffold is a Center widget that displays the imageWidget we created earlier.

When you run this code in a Flutter app, it will display the image from the specified file path if the file exists. If the file doesn’t exist, it will display the “Image not found” message.

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