Responsive image component in React native

Responsive image component in React native

React Native Responsive Image

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React Native's Image size is rendered with the same dimensions regardless of device screen size and screen resolution. That's bad. This component scales itself seemlesly on all iOS and Android devices.


npm install react-native-responsive-image --save


<ResponsiveImage> is expecting initWidth and initHeight props.

These values are used to set image size on any device that has screen size iPhone Plus, or larger. Image is then scaled down for any smaller device.

Optional prop component is used to pass down either an Image or ImageBackground imported react-native (defaults to Image if not provided)


import React, { Component } from "react";
import { AppRegistry, StyleSheet, View } from "react-native";
import ResponsiveImage from "react-native-responsive-image";

class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
          flexGrow: 1,
          justifyContent: "center",
          alignItems: "center",
          flexDirection: "row"
          source={{ uri: "" }}
          source={{ uri: "" }}
          source={{ uri: "" }}

AppRegistry.registerComponent("ResponsiveImageExample", () => App);

For initWidth=138 it looks like this:

DeviceScreen widthScale<Image> width
iPhone SE3200.77106
iPhone X3750.902117
iPhone8 Plus4141138
Nokia 53600.87120
iPad (or any tablet)-1138

Just one image?

It sounds like you could save some loading by delivering low resolution images to screens with lower resolution. The best way is to serve just one high-resolution (retina) well compressed image. It’s surprising how well they can be compressed, and the result looks the same.

Retina Compression

Example project

Create project

expo init ResponsiveImageExample

  • go with 'expo-template-blank'

cp ./example/App.js ./ResponsiveImageExample/App.js

cp -R ./src ./ResponsiveImageExample

cd ResponsiveImageExample

yarn start


  1. Modify any files in ./src directory

  2. Propagate changes by cp -R ./src ./ResponsiveImageExample/src

Check it on GitHub