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Image and Video Shortcut

Posted by Arno den Hond in Personalization | Oct. 17, 2013 | 36 Comments

Apk file size: 20.0 KB

This app can be used in two different ways to achieve the same result:

Adding shortcuts on your homescreen to an image or video in your media gallery. Shortcut shows thumbnail and title.

First way to create shortcut: from your homescreen, select add then select shortcut.
Select Media Shortcut to pick a photo or video to create shortcut to.

Second way to create shortcut: from your gallery app, select the share button.
Select Media Shortcut to create a link to the picture or movie on your desktop.

In both cases a dialog will appear allowing you to modify the title of the shortcut.
For images you can select the area (crop) that will be shown on the shortcut's icon. (the full image will be shown when launched)

When creating a shortcut or launching it from the homescreen this app can use any media picking, cropping or viewing app that is installed on your system. (This is usually the default gallery app that you already have pre-installed)
Some of other apps are known to not adhere to standards as defined in the Android platform specification which will prevent this app from working correctly. If you are experiencing problems please try using a different media picking, cropping or viewing app.

Media Shortcut is only 20kb. It requires only the install-shortcut permission and has no background activities or advertisements.
See website for source code.

This app is made by an independent developer on evenings and weekends. If you like it then please leave a comment :)

Whats new

    Shortcut icon size consistent on all platform versions.
    Improved information screen.

Arno den Hond part of our Personalization and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Oct. 17, 2013. Google play rating is 74.1061. Current verison is 10. Actual size 20.0 KB.

Download image-and-video-shortcut.apk 20.0 KB


Kyle Crum

Does actually work! ! Instead of trying to open the app to create the shortcut, share the picture/video and select Media Shortcut. Simple from there. Just wish I could create a shortcut for the entire folder instead of a single file

Nick Thomas

perfect solution This is something that should have been in Android to start with. Thank you for publishing this!

Dave Kotwani

Not working for videos Does not work for HTC one M8

Krista Rhodes

Could not crop image Tried using several image viewers, but keeps telling me could not crop image, using full size could not get thumbnail trying to make video shortcuts on desktop of kindle fire running android 4.4.

Angelina Constantinou

Does not work for video Works great for photos but won't work for videos. Get error message "Cannot crop, using full size image" then next error message says "could not get thumbnail". I am using nexus 5.

Zackariah Zielieke

Does exactly what I need Want a direct link to any media file? This is super simple! Exactly what I want! All these others are morons and won't even read the app instructions.

James Oliver

Works for pics, not for vids Sadly this didn't work for videos on nexus 5. Just get told it can't crop image and doesn't take a thumb nail, then nothing happens. Sad face as really want it too

Arde Edra

Awesome, simple and fast. Provides an essential function that should be integrated in the actual Android Home screen manager. Works great. Simple & fast.

Jason Todd

Well. .. it used to work. Now it won't do it because it can't make image crops?

Guillaume Coffre

Simple and does the job Thanks for this app. I wanted to have shortcuts to QR codes for others to scan. This is is perfect!

Sumayyah Rubio

Better than ever!! Works great for both pictures and videos!!! =) it opens up directly and wouldn't ask if you'd like to open it in another application... XD *2 thumbs up* now I'm wondering if there's an app for shortcut folders too.. X)


Perfect Does what it says on the tin - exactly what I was looking for EDIT oops - does not work in android 4.4 on Google nexus 7 - get error "could not crop image, using full-size. Could not get thumbnail"

A Wolfe

Wish it would work! I have a tablet with android 4.4.2. It is a lower end irulu tablet. Will not create a link to a video. Says can not crop, then cannot create thumbnail.

Emmy Kibic

Doesn't work on videos

Candace Hart

This App Just Flat Works! Greatest customer service of all time!!!

Joel Crowson

Unable to try it before asked to rate Therefore I gave it one star for now.

Cody Trett

Droid Great app for pictures and videos.

James Calvert

Oh yeah! This is a great app! Works like it says it does...simple and efficient. ... SGS4 Sprint LG G3 Verizon

Luis Munera

Amazing app I use it for my basketball workout images, and it is just what I wanted. It makes it easier for me. DOWNLOAD

sunil badwaik

Very Good V good for creating shortcuts

Gina Weise

Great app Does exactly as described. It's easy to use, with no issues.

Tommy Keetch

UnCool Will not create for video

Cole Lpz

Good I like this app

Stace Elkin

Fantastic But would be great if you can choose picture folders as well. Awesome app still.

zhane andrews

Pretty cool! Love everything about it.

Mind Zone

One and only Could not find anything better

Torrance Hill

Cool Hadn't tried it yet

Gabriel Alejandro Zorrilla

Works as intended.

Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin

Great idea, but only builtin formats Would be great way to let my child play a couple movies he likes. Can create shortcuts for .avi (which can be decoded y builtin Gallery) but not e.g. .mkv. Please add a way to manually specify a thumbnail image instead of just failing.

Пользователь Google

Sad Good idea, useful app but... I have tried various ways to create shortcut to various pictures. After thumbnail area selection process always crushes. Any picture, any processing tool, any thumb size - it doesn't work. Waiting for some fixes...

CJ Hatcher

GENIUS! This is exaclty what I needed! Now I have a shorcut directly to my uni timetable. Thank you so much, you are a lifesaver!

Martin Kolář

Doesn't work with avi files

Steven Minar

Perfect and easy. With Image Shortcut I can create an icon of my old scanned magazine covers, then swipe to see the related pages in the same directory since it opens in the default image app. Just what I wanted!


Amazing Just what i needed thanks

Kyle Tobin

Great widget Works perfect as thumbnails to images or videos, taking you directly to your media app for viewing! I love this app! I use it in my Toshiba tablet for shortcuts to videos I show in the frequently, and I use it on my Motorola RAZR for icons of my favorite pictures mixed into my home screen to customize the look as well as add utility.

Jack Sapperstein

Splendid Worked great for pic. Lightweight and can put shortcuts in folders since it's not a widget. Didn't try for video.

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