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Handling Bitmaps

There are a number of reasons why loading bitmaps in your Android app is tricky:

For most cases, we recommend that you use the Glide library to fetch, decode, and display bitmaps in your app. Glide abstracts out most of the complexity in handling these and other tasks related to working with bitmaps and other images on Android. For information about using and downloading Glide, visit the Glide repository on GitHub.

You can also opt to work directly with the lower-level APIs built into the Android framework. For more information on doing so, refer to Loading Large Bitmaps Efficiently, Caching Bitmaps, and Managing Bitmap Memory.

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