I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.1.1, and I also have an image file with screenshot of my timetable. I'm trying to create a shortcut to it from the home screen.

I've tried 4 separate apps that claim to be able to do this, but all of them crashed.

Is there any way I can create this shortcut?

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    Are you trying to create the shortcut on the home screen? If that's the case then which launcher are you using? Could you mention the name or link of the four apps that you tried, so that the users don't end up suggesting them to you? – Firelord Aug 12 '15 at 3:48

So I bought a new phone (Nexus 5x) and Shortcut Image now works for me.

  • If this worked, you may want to add some detail (type of phone, etc.) and accept this answer. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Mar 22 '16 at 12:26

As commented above by Firelord, the launcher is important.

In Apex Launcher, if I add a widget for Gallery app, I can select a single image and the selected will be displayed as a 3x3 widget.


For people who are searching to display all pictures from an images folder, there is also this app : Nice Simple Photo Widget

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