Asset Catalog Creator

Developer: BRIDGETECH SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Current Version: 2.4

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 8.5 MB - Download

Description:

A NUMBER 1 DEVELOPER TOOL IN 63 COUNTRIES
DON'T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS OF THIS APP

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 10 there are 21 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 all of the following asset types:
iPhone app icons
iPad app icons
macOS app icons
iMessage app icons
iOS splash screens
Apple Watch app icons
Apple Watch complication icons,
Universal and device specific image sets, in @1x, @2x and @3x variants or as single vectors

You can point to an existing asset catalog file and Asset Catalog Creator will merge new assets into it, prompting you to overwrite or increment file names to resolve conflicts. If you’re making image sets you can even update an existing image set with additional images specifically for your selected device type; be it iPad, iPhone etc.

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 and reduced app install size; 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

FEATURES
Support for @1x, @2x (Retina) and @3x (Retina HD) images
Support for the latest iOS 10 asset sets, including iPad Pro icons
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 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro etc.
Support for batch exporting icons
Support for exporting into single vector PDF icons
Support for merging new assets into existing catalogs
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

INSTRUCTIONS
Drop an image in (png, jpg or pdf etc should all work fine)
Select your output directory, if you’re exporting into an existing project you can just select the project root directory and Asset Catalog creator will find and update your existing asset catalog.
Select what you want to export (iOS Icons, macOS Icons etc.)
Click ‘Create Asset Catalog’

Then, if you’re exporting into a brand new 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

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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 macOS 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 6/7, iPhone 6/7 Plus 1242 x 2208
iPhone 6/7 Plus Landscape 2208 x 1242
iPad Landscape 2048 x 1536
iPad Portrait 1536 x 2048
iPad Pro Landscape 2732 x 2048
iPad Pro Portrait 2048 x 2732
Create asset catalogs for each starting image and merge the best results into a single catalog, using Xcode

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Release Notes:

Hello Developers, just a small update this time...

The app now produces the 'Extra Large' Apple Watch complication variant.
It's now possible to disable all prompts from the app to review or look at any of my other apps. Please ensure you have reviewed Asset Catalog Creator and bought all my other apps prior to selecting this check box in the preferences.

Happy app developing

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.1.2
Review by Streamside7

Awesome App! - Assets catalogs are a vital part of the app thinning features Apple has added to the App Store. Why ship a binary that’s bigger than it has to be? Finaly a sensible way to create asset catalogs. It even gives instructions for how to incorporate the catalogs into their projects. Awesome job Bridgetech!

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 2.3
Review by 1p2a3t456789

Asset Catalog Creator - I did really like Asset Catalog Creator. This latest version creates a file that cannot be viewed by simply clicking the file. Xcode does not seem to recognize the file “folder" created. Clicking on the created Media.xcassets opens Asset Catalog Creator with nothing usefull to work with. It retroactively locked the icon and launch images in my other apps’ media cassettes. If this is the intended direction for the Asset Catalog Creator, I will dumped it and get something that will work. I pressed one star, because zero was not available.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 2.4
Review by Durul

tvOS Support - There is no tvOS icon generation support.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 2.4
Review by dbourne

Works well - The app works well. I’ve only used it a couple of times but it does the job, generating the appropriate images an putting them inside Asset catalog. Apple TV icons would complete the package nicely. It seems this might not be to much trouble looking at the latest Xcode requirements for the Apple TV images...

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