Asset Catalog Creator - App Icons, Image Sets & Launch Screens Generator
By Mark Bridges
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A NUMBER 1 DEVELOPER TOOL IN 42 COUNTRIES
Asset Catalog Creator takes any image and creates a full set of icons, splash screens or universal assets for you. Unlike other icon generators, batch resizers or scripts, these are produced in the latest Asset Catalog format allowing you to drag just a single file into Xcode and have all the correctly sized and named icons identified, in the right place and ready to use.
As of iOS 8 there are 20 different icon sizes required for a universal app as well as 20 different splash screen dimensions! Even if you already have an automated way of batch resizing these it’s a tedious process to identify and drag all of these images into their respective places and then deal with any conflicts.
Asset Catalog Creator can produce iPhone, iPad and OSX icons, Image sets in @1x, @2x and @3x, as well as iOS splash screens.
If you’ve never used Asset Catalogs in your apps before, now is a great time to start. You’ll find managing and organising your image files much easier and you’ll also benefit from improved performance; thanks to the smarter way asset catalogs are compiled and turned into binaries.
You can watch a demo of the app here http://youtu.be/UEy-Bphy28c
Support for @1x, @2x (Retina) and @3x (Retina HD) images
Support for up to iOS 8 asset sets
Support for all icons, splash screens and any image used in your view
Support for importing from png, jpg, bmp, pdf and more
Support for all iOS devices; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus etc.
Automatic image naming
Previews for splash screens
Adjustable output sizes for UI assets
Automatic UI assets output point size calculation
Adjustable cropping options for splash screens
Adjustable background colours for splash screens
Drop an image in (png, jpg or pdf etc should all work fine)
Select your output directory
Select what you want to export (iOS Icons, OSX Icons, Assets or iOS Splash)
Press ‘Create Asset Catalog’
A new directory will be created called ‘Media.xcassets’
Drag this into your Xcode project
Select the newly created Asset Catalog as your desired icon / splash / asset
If you're making an iOS icon, for best results, start with a square image with dimensions anywhere above 180x180
If you're making an OSX icon, for best results, start with a square image with dimensions anywhere above 1024x124
If you're making splash screens, as these are all different shapes, your images will be stretched to match the various dimensions. If this isn't desirable, on a universal app, begin by making the following input images, as required:
iPhone 4 640 x 960
iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 1242 x 2208
iPhone 6 Plus Landscape 2208 x 1242
iPad Landscape 2048 x 1536
iPad Portrait 1536 x 2048
Create asset catalogs for each starting image and merge the best results into a single catalog, using Xcode
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What's New in Version 1.8
Hello app making comrades,
So as if making Apple Watch icons wasn't enough, even more has now been added to Asset Catalog Creator.
This update improves appending and overwriting existing asset catalogs. Now you can select an existing asset catalog to import your assets into and you have the option overwrite what's already present or increment file names. This means you don't even need to drag an asset catalog into your project to use it; you can just update the one that's already there.
I've also forced the removal of the alpha channel from the Apple Watch icons so they won't fail validation after they've been uploaded to iTunes and you have the option to leave or remove the alpha channel from your splash screens and app icons.
Finally I've made a tiny tweak to the colour profiles of the exported icons.
Thanks for your continued support and for getting in touch with new feature requests and improvements.
- Category: Developer Tools
- Updated: Apr 24, 2015
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 6.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mark Bridges
- © Mark Bridges 2014
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor