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