Android ImageView with Rounded Corners not working


I have definied the file thumb_rounded.xml and placed it inside the res/drawable folder in my android application. With this file i want to get rounded corners in my ImageViewthat contains the news thumb,

<shape xmlns:android="" android:shape="rectangle" >
<corners android:radius="13.0dip" />

and i am setting this as background of my ImageView, however, i dont get the rounded corners, the image remains a rectangle. Does anyone have any idea on how to get that? I want to achieve the same effect as this screen:

B&H first screen

Many thanks


Best Solution

use it,

public void onCreate(Bundle mBundle) {

ImageView image = (ImageView) findViewById(;
Bitmap bitImg = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(getResources(),

public static Bitmap getRoundedCornerImage(Bitmap bitmap) {
Bitmap output = Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap.getWidth(),
    bitmap.getHeight(), Config.ARGB_8888);
Canvas canvas = new Canvas(output);

final int color = 0xff424242;
final Paint paint = new Paint();
final Rect rect = new Rect(0, 0, bitmap.getWidth(), bitmap.getHeight());
final RectF rectF = new RectF(rect);
final float roundPx = 100;

canvas.drawARGB(0, 0, 0, 0);
canvas.drawRoundRect(rectF, roundPx, roundPx, paint);

paint.setXfermode(new PorterDuffXfermode(Mode.SRC_IN));
canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, rect, rect, paint);

return output;


Here , round corder is depend on roundPx.