How to add a GIF Image in android studio example

by | Jan 5, 2020 | Android, Android UI/UX Tutorials, UI UX | 0 comments

In this tutorial we will add a gif image in android studio. You can use this gif simply as an image in your project and play with its attributes as per your requiremnts. You can use this gif image in android splash screen. Use it as a gif ImageView as an example.

How to add a Gif Image in android studio?

To add a gif image in android studio and use it as a gif image on splash screen in android. Follow the steps below and you are good to go.

buildscript {
    repositories {
    } dependencies {
        classpath ''
        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
allprojects {
    repositories {

Add a repository

Add mavenCentral() repository in first build.gradle file of project level. Same as shown in the below code.

Implement Dependency

Add this dependency inside your 2nd build.gradle file of app level inside the dependencies at the bottom of file.

implementation 'pl.droidsonroids.gif:android-gif-drawable:1.2.19'

Sync the Project

Once you added both the dependency and repository in your project. Click on the sync now link at the right top corner. Wait for few seconds until the project synced.

Use GIF file in the design

You can use the gif image in android splash screen by simply following the code mentioned below and play with its attribute as per your own requirements.

    app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

Q: How to add a gif image in android studio?

To add a GIF image in android studio or use it in Splash screen. You 1st have to add a mavenCentral() repository and then add a dependency in your build.gradle file


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