Latest 0.0.3
License MIT
Platforms ios 5.0, requires ARC

UIImage-Helpers License MIT

Create a blurred images, take a screenshot, make a image with color…


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UIImage-Helpers works on iOS 5.0+ version and is compatible with ARC projects. It depends on the following Apple frameworks, which should already be included with most Xcode templates:

  • Accelerate.framework
  • Foundation.framework
  • QuartzCore.framework

You will need LLVM 3.0 or later in order to build UIImage-Helpers.

Adding UIImage-Helpers to your project


CocoaPods is the recommended way to add UIImage-Helpers to your project.

  • Add a pod entry for UIImage-Helpers to your Podfile:
pod 'UIImage-Helpers'
  • Install the pod(s) by running:
pod install

Source files

Alternatively you can directly add source files to your project.

  1. Download the latest code version or add the repository as a git submodule to your git-tracked project.
  2. Open your project in Xcode, then drag and drop all files at UIImage-Helpers folder onto your project (use the "Product Navigator view"). Make sure to select Copy items when asked if you extracted the code archive outside of your project.


  • Make a blurred image with another image
#import "UIImage+Blur.h"

// jpeg quality image data
float quality = .00001f;

// intensity of blurred
float blurred = .5f;

NSData *imageData = UIImageJPEGRepresentation([self.imageViewNormal image], quality);
UIImage *blurredImage = [[UIImage imageWithData:imageData] blurredImage:blurred];
self.imageViewBlurred.image = blurredImage;
  • Take a screenshot
#import "UIImage+Screenshot.h"

UIImage *image = [UIImage screenshot];
self.imageView.image = image;
  • Generate a image with color
#import "UIImage+ImageWithColor.h"
UIColor *purpleColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:.927f green:.264f blue:.03f alpha:1];
UIImage *image = [UIImage imageWithColor:purpleColor];

[self.navigationBar setBackgroundImage:image forBarMetrics:UIBarMetricsDefault];


This code is distributed under the terms and conditions of the MIT license.


A brief summary of each UIImage-Helpers release can be found on the wiki.

To-do Items

  • Category for crop images

Latest podspec

    "name": "UIImage-Helpers",
    "version": "0.0.3",
    "license": "MIT",
    "summary": "UIImage category. Create a blurred images, take a screenshot, make a image with color...",
    "homepage": "",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "5.0"
    "authors": {
        "Bruno Tortato Furtado": "[email protected]"
    "ios": {
        "frameworks": [
    "source_files": "UIImage-Helpers/*.{h,m}",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.0.3"

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