Display Image

Hi All,

I am using Ionic 2 calling a RESTful Service (JSON) in Java and a MySQL database. I am trying to display an image that is stored in the database, and render it in ionic.

Everything works perfectly, except I am struggling to get an image to display.

I have a png image stored in MySQL (type LONGBLOB). Then I access it, and in Java, convert it to Base64.

import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;



Then once recieved via JSON, I decode it in Javascript:

subCategoryModel.icon64 = decodeURIComponent(subCategoryModel.icon);

Then in html I try display the image:

<img src="{{subCategoryModel.icon64}}" />

I get the following error in the console:

"NetworkError: 404 Not Found - http://localhost:8100/YVZaQ1QxSjNNRXRIWjI5QlFVRkJUbE5WYUVWVlowRkJRVmh...

Does anyone know how I need to handle png images?


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Have you tried adding data:image/png;base64, at the beginning ? => data:image/png;base64,YVZaQ1...

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Hi Yimiprod,

Thanks for the reply.

I tried the following as you suggest:

<img src="data:image/png;base64,{{item.icon64}}" />

Now I get no errors, but the image does not display (just an empty image placeholder).


This works:


But that’s just hard-coded. It suggests that my Base64 encoding/decoding of the png is incorrect. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

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Can you check if the / aren’t escaped when the app render the img? It’s probably decodeURIComponent who is in fault here, i don’t think you need to use it.

I have tried without the decodeURIComponent, and still get the same result.

I also try hard-code my image (copied from the JSON) and it still does not display (no errors though);

<img src="data:image/png;base64,VmpGYVlWbFdiRmRTV0doV1YwZG9WVmxYY3pGVU1WWnpZVVpP...

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My source code is displaying the following:

<img ng-reflect-src="data:image/png;base64,Vm0wd2QyUX...M5" src="data:image/png;base64,Vm0wd2QyUX...M5">

Why is it displaying the src twice.

using the following html code:

<img src="data:image/png;base64,{{item.icon64}}" />

The ng-reflect stuff is for debugging.

Maybe you could try to replicate this in a plunkr?

I have tried what you suggest but I cannot display. Any suggestions ?

Obrigado cara!
Resolveu meu problema!