Android Resource images

Resource images are placed under <project_dir>/res/drawable

Using a resource image in an image view – XML example

<ImageView
  android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:tint="#55ff0000"
 android:src="@drawable/my_image_name"/>

Using a resource image in an image view – Code Example

((ImageView)findViewById(R.id.myImageView)).setImageResource(R.drawable.my_image_name);

Turning the resource image to a Bitmap object

Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(view.getResources(),R.drawable.my_image_name);

Drawing the bitmap on a canvas object

canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, x, y, null);

Clearing the bitmap data from the memory

bitmap.recycle();