Android: Image Processing with Picasso

Android apps often require dynamic image content in order to meet modern design standards. In this course, you will learn how to use the Picasso Image Library to work with images, such as managing request activity, caching, transformations, and more.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 9, 2018
Duration
1h 57m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting Started with Picasso
Retrieving and Displaying Images
Controlling Image Transformations
Working with Caching
Managing Request Activity
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 9, 2018
Duration
1h 57m
Description

As you learn to develop for Android you’ll quickly want to enhance your apps with dynamic image content. In this course, Android: Image Processing with Picasso you’ll learn how to manage and process images in using Picasso. First, you'll learn how Picasso is a popular, reusable, and lightweight library that reduces the technical problems of working with images. Next, you’ll learn how to utilize Picasso’s powerful features, like how to load images from different source locations, and maintain performance with caching. Finally, you’ll discover how to resize and transform images properly, manage request behavior, and much more. By the end of this course, you should feel comfortable building your own apps that display image content in dynamic ways.

About the author
About the author

Alex Wolf is passionate about software development and mastering new technologies. He has several years of experience working almost exclusively with the .NET Framework and related platforms. Alex is also a Microsoft Certified Professional in both MVC Application development and HTML 5 technologies. He loves learning new things!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone. My name is Alex Wolf, and welcome to this course on Android: Image Processing with Picasso. As you learn to develop for Android, you'll soon want to add dynamic image content to your apps. Images are one of the best ways to enhance app design and offer a more professional user experience. However, images can also introduce considerable technical challenges that repeatedly surface in every project. So in this course, you will learn how to manage and process images in your app using Picasso. Picasso is a popular, reusable, and lightweight library that reduces the technical problems of working with images. In this course, you'll learn how to utilize Picasso's powerful features like how to load images from different source locations, maintain performance with caching, resize and transform images properly, manage request behavior, and much more. By the end of this course, you should feel comfortable building your own apps that display image content in dynamic ways. Before starting this course, you should be familiar with general Android development such as working with activities, layouts, and responding to user interactions. Any prior knowledge of web service communication over HTTP is a helpful bonus, but certainly not required since we'll be starting with the basics. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to mastering Picasso and really take your apps to the next level, right here on Pluralsight.