Change drawable color programmatically

132

I'm trying to change the color on a white marker image by code. I have read that the code below should change the color, but my marker remains white.

Drawable.setColorFilter( 0xffff0000, Mode.MULTIPLY )

Did I miss something? Is there any other way to change colors on my drawables located in my res folder?

android
asked on Stack Overflow Jul 7, 2012 by Johan • edited Jun 21, 2015 by StackExchange What The Heck

16 Answers

249

Try this:

Drawable unwrappedDrawable = AppCompatResources.getDrawable(context, R.drawable.my_drawable); 
Drawable wrappedDrawable = DrawableCompat.wrap(unwrappedDrawable);
DrawableCompat.setTint(wrappedDrawable, Color.RED);    

Using DrawableCompat is important because it provides backwards compatibility and bug fixes on API 22 devices and earlier.

answered on Stack Overflow Jul 7, 2012 by ρяσѕρєя K • edited Jun 4, 2019 by Alex Lockwood
122

You can try this for svg vector drawable

DrawableCompat.setTint(
    DrawableCompat.wrap(myImageView.getDrawable()),
    ContextCompat.getColor(context, R.color.another_nice_color)
);
answered on Stack Overflow Oct 6, 2016 by amorenew • edited Jun 4, 2019 by Alex Lockwood
22

You may need to call mutate() on the drawable or else all icons are affected.

Drawable icon = ContextCompat.getDrawable(getContext(), R.drawable.ic_my_icon).mutate();
TypedValue typedValue = new TypedValue();
getContext().getTheme().resolveAttribute(R.attr.colorIcon, typedValue, true);
icon.setColorFilter(typedValue.data, PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_ATOP);
answered on Stack Overflow Jan 21, 2016 by shicky • edited Jul 8, 2016 by shicky
20

Another way to do this on Lollipop, android 5.+ is setting a tint on a bitmap drawable like such:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<bitmap
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:src="@drawable/ic_back"
    android:tint="@color/red_tint"/>

This will work for you if you have a limited number of colors you want to use on your drawables. Check out my blog post for more information.

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 9, 2014 by MinceMan • edited Dec 14, 2016 by MinceMan
17

You can try this for ImageView. using setColorFilter().

imageViewIcon.setColorFilter(ContextCompat.getColor(context, R.color.colorWhite));
answered on Stack Overflow Jan 16, 2018 by Jaydip Meghapara • edited Mar 2, 2020 by Jaydip Meghapara
10

I have wrote a generic function in which you can pass context, icon is id drawable/mipmap image icon and new color which you need for that icon.

This function returns a drawable.

public static Drawable changeDrawableColor(Context context,int icon, int newColor) {
    Drawable mDrawable = ContextCompat.getDrawable(context, icon).mutate(); 
    mDrawable.setColorFilter(new PorterDuffColorFilter(newColor, PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_IN)); 
    return mDrawable;
} 

changeDrawableColor(getContext(),R.mipmap.ic_action_tune, Color.WHITE);
answered on Stack Overflow Mar 20, 2017 by Sachin Tanpure • edited Mar 22, 2017 by Sachin Tanpure
9

You could try a ColorMatrixColorFilter, since your key color is white:

// Assuming "color" is your target color
float r = Color.red(color) / 255f;
float g = Color.green(color) / 255f;
float b = Color.blue(color) / 255f;

ColorMatrix cm = new ColorMatrix(new float[] {
        // Change red channel
        r, 0, 0, 0, 0,
        // Change green channel
        0, g, 0, 0, 0,
        // Change blue channel
        0, 0, b, 0, 0,
        // Keep alpha channel
        0, 0, 0, 1, 0,
});
ColorMatrixColorFilter cf = new ColorMatrixColorFilter(cm);
myDrawable.setColorFilter(cf);
answered on Stack Overflow Jul 7, 2012 by tiguchi • edited Feb 24, 2015 by JJD
7

This worked for me. Make sure to put "ff" between 0x and color code. Like this 0xff2196F3

Drawable mDrawable = ContextCompat.getDrawable(MainActivity.this,R.drawable.ic_vector_home);
                    mDrawable.setColorFilter(new
                            PorterDuffColorFilter(0xff2196F3,PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_IN));
answered on Stack Overflow Nov 15, 2017 by Bek
6

Same as the accepted answer but a simpler convenience method:

val myDrawable = ContextCompat.getDrawable(context, R.drawable.my_drawable)
myDrawable.setColorFilter(Color.GREEN, PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_IN)
setCompoundDrawablesWithIntrinsicBounds(myDrawable, null, null, null)

Note, the code here is Kotlin.

answered on Stack Overflow May 18, 2017 by CorayThan
3

You may want to try Mode.LIGHTEN or Mode.DARKEN. The Android Javadocs are horrible at explaining what the PorterDuff Modes do. You can take a look at them here: PorterDuff | Android

I suggest looking around at Compositing on Mozilla's site here. (They don't have all the modes that android does but they have a lot of them)

answered on Stack Overflow Jul 7, 2012 by sebsebmc • edited Mar 5, 2014 by groovecoder
1

Syntax

"your image name".setColorFilter("your context".getResources().getColor("color name"));

Example

myImage.setColorFilter(mContext.getResources().getColor(R.color.deep_blue_new));
answered on Stack Overflow May 3, 2019 by Om Prakash Sharma • edited Jun 13, 2019 by ArteFact
1

Use this: For java

view.getBackground().setColorFilter(Color.parseColor("#343434"), PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_OVER)

for Kotlin

view.background.setColorFilter(Color.parseColor("#343434"),PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_OVER)

you can use PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_ATOP, if your background has rounded corners etc.

answered on Stack Overflow Jul 12, 2019 by Ravi.Dudi
0

This is what i did:

public static Drawable changeDrawableColor(int drawableRes, int colorRes, Context context) {
    //Convert drawable res to bitmap
    final Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(context.getResources(), drawableRes);
    final Bitmap resultBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap, 0, 0,
            bitmap.getWidth() - 1, bitmap.getHeight() - 1);
    final Paint p = new Paint();
    final Canvas canvas = new Canvas(resultBitmap);
    canvas.drawBitmap(resultBitmap, 0, 0, p);

    //Create new drawable based on bitmap
    final Drawable drawable = new BitmapDrawable(context.getResources(), resultBitmap);
    drawable.setColorFilter(new
            PorterDuffColorFilter(context.getResources().getColor(colorRes), PorterDuff.Mode.MULTIPLY));
    return drawable;
}
answered on Stack Overflow May 16, 2016 by Edwin
0

Simply use

    android:drawableTint="@color/primary_color"

in Your XML file. Replace primary_color to custom color

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 14, 2018 by Arvina Kori • edited Oct 1, 2018 by Gowthaman M
0

Create Method like this :

//CHANGE ICON COLOR
private void changeIconColor(Context context ,int drawable){
    Drawable unwrappedDrawable = AppCompatResources.getDrawable(context, drawable);
    assert unwrappedDrawable != null;
    Drawable wrappedDrawable = DrawableCompat.wrap(unwrappedDrawable);
    DrawableCompat.setTint(wrappedDrawable, getResources().getColor(R.color.colorAccent));
}

and use it like it :

    changeIconColor(this,R.drawable.ic_home);
answered on Stack Overflow Sep 2, 2019 by sana ebadi
0

Easiest Way to do it :

imageView.setColorFilter(Color.rgb(r, g b));

or

imageView.setColorFilter(Color.argb(a, r, g, b));

a, r, g, b : Color argb values.

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 27, 2019 by Anubhav

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