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I am using Xcode 5's Asset Catalog, and I would like to use my LaunchImage as the background image of my home view (a pretty common practice to make the transition from 'loading' to 'loaded' look smooth).

I would like to use the same entry in the Asset Catalog to save space and not have to replicate the image in two different Image Sets.

However, calling:

UIImage *image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"LaunchImage"]; //returns nil

    

asked Oct 7, 2015 by akasati02
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This is the (almost) complete list of the LaunchImage (excluding the iPad images with no status bar):

  • LaunchImage-568h@2x.png
  • LaunchImage-700-568h@2x.png
  • LaunchImage-700-Landscape@2x~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-700-Landscape~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-700-Portrait@2x~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-700-Portrait~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-700@2x.png
  • LaunchImage-Landscape@2x~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-Landscape~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-Portrait@2x~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage-Portrait~ipad.png
  • LaunchImage.png
  • LaunchImage@2x.png
  • LaunchImage-800-667h@2x.png (iPhone 6)
  • LaunchImage-800-Portrait-736h@3x.png (iPhone 6 Plus Portrait)
  • LaunchImage-800-Landscape-736h@3x.png (iPhone 6 Plus Landscape)
answered Oct 7, 2015 by mca.agarwal
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The LaunchImages are special, and aren't actually an asset catalog on the device. If you look using iFunBox/iExplorer/etc (or on the simulator, or in the build directory) you can see the final names, and then write code to use them - eg. for an iOS7-only iPhone-only project, this will set the right launch image:

NSString *launchImage;
if  ((UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone) &&
     ([UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height > 480.0f)) {
    launchImage = @"LaunchImage-700-568h";
} else {
    launchImage = @"LaunchImage-700";
}

[self.launchImageView setImage:[UIImage imageNamed:launchImage]];

I put this into viewDidLoad.

This isn't really ideal, it would be great if Apple would give us a nice API to do this.

answered Oct 7, 2015 by dahiyabecomp
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My app currently only supports iOS 7 and later.

This is how I reference the launch image from the asset catalog:

NSDictionary *dict = @{@"320x480" : @"LaunchImage-700",
                       @"320x568" : @"LaunchImage-700-568h",
                       @"375x667" : @"LaunchImage-800-667h",
                       @"414x736" : @"LaunchImage-800-Portrait-736h"};
NSString *key = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%dx%d",
    (int)[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.width,
    (int)[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height];
UIImage *launchImage = [UIImage imageNamed:dict[key]];

You can add more key value pairs if you want to support older iOS versions.

answered Oct 7, 2015 by shegokar.anjeet
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- (NSString *)splashImageNameForOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)orientation {
    CGSize viewSize = self.view.bounds.size;
    NSString* viewOrientation = @"Portrait";
    if (UIDeviceOrientationIsLandscape(orientation)) {
        viewSize = CGSizeMake(viewSize.height, viewSize.width);
        viewOrientation = @"Landscape";
    }

    NSArray* imagesDict = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] valueForKey:@"UILaunchImages"];
    for (NSDictionary* dict in imagesDict) {
        CGSize imageSize = CGSizeFromString(dict[@"UILaunchImageSize"]);
        if (CGSizeEqualToSize(imageSize, viewSize) && [viewOrientation isEqualToString:dict[@"UILaunchImageOrientation"]])
            return dict[@"UILaunchImageName"];
    }
    return nil;
}
answered Oct 7, 2015 by sandeep bhadauria
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I just wrote a general method to get the splash image name for iPhone and iPad (Landscape, Portrait), It worked for me, Hope It helps you as well. I wrote this with help of other SO answers, thanks @Pichirichi for whole list.

+(NSString*)getLaunchImageName
{

 NSArray* images= @[@"LaunchImage.png", @"LaunchImage@2x.png",@"LaunchImage-700@2x.png",@"LaunchImage-568h@2x.png",@"LaunchImage-700-568h@2x.png",@"LaunchImage-700-Portrait@2x~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-Portrait@2x~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-700-Portrait~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-Portrait~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-Landscape@2x~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-700-Landscape@2x~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-Landscape~ipad.png",@"LaunchImage-700-Landscape~ipad.png"];

UIImage *splashImage;

if ([self isDeviceiPhone])
{
    if ([self isDeviceiPhone4] && [self isDeviceRetina])
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[1]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[1];
        else
            return images[2];
    }
    else if ([self isDeviceiPhone5])
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[1]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[3];
        else
            return images[4];
    }
    else
        return images[0]; //Non-retina iPhone
}
else if ([[UIDevice currentDevice] orientation]==UIDeviceOrientationPortrait || [[UIDevice currentDevice] orientation] == UIDeviceOrientationPortraitUpsideDown)//iPad Portrait
{
    if ([self isDeviceRetina])
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[5]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[5];
        else
            return images[6];
    }
    else
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[7]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[7];
        else
            return images[8];
    }

}
else
{
    if ([self isDeviceRetina])
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[9]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[9];
        else
            return images[10];
    }
    else
    {
        splashImage = [UIImage imageNamed:images[11]];
        if (splashImage.size.width!=0)
            return images[11];
        else
            return images[12];
    }
 }
}

Other utility methods are

+(BOOL)isDeviceiPhone
{
 if (UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone)
 {
     return TRUE;
 }

 return FALSE;
}

+(BOOL)isDeviceiPhone4
{
 if ([[UIScreen mainScreen] bounds].size.height==480)
    return TRUE;

 return FALSE;
}


+(BOOL)isDeviceRetina
{
 if ([[UIScreen mainScreen] respondsToSelector:@selector(displayLinkWithTarget:selector:)] &&
    ([UIScreen mainScreen].scale == 2.0))        // Retina display
 {
    return TRUE;
 } 
 else                                          // non-Retina display
 {
     return FALSE;
 }
}


+(BOOL)isDeviceiPhone5
{
 if (UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone && [[UIScreen mainScreen] bounds].size.height>480)
 {
    return TRUE;
 }
 return FALSE;
}
answered Oct 7, 2015 by vickeykumar66
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@codeman's answer updated for Swift 1.2:

func splashImageForOrientation(orientation: UIInterfaceOrientation, size: CGSize) -> String? {
    var viewSize        = size
    var viewOrientation = "Portrait"

    if UIInterfaceOrientationIsLandscape(orientation) {
        viewSize        = CGSizeMake(size.height, size.width)
        viewOrientation = "Landscape"
    }

    if let imagesDict = NSBundle.mainBundle().infoDictionary as? [String: AnyObject] {
        if let imagesArray = imagesDict["UILaunchImages"] as? [[String: String]] {
            for dict in imagesArray {
                if let sizeString = dict["UILaunchImageSize"], let imageOrientation = dict["UILaunchImageOrientation"] {
                    let imageSize = CGSizeFromString(sizeString)
                    if CGSizeEqualToSize(imageSize, viewSize) && viewOrientation == imageOrientation {
                        if let imageName = dict["UILaunchImageName"] {
                            return imageName
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

    return nil

}

To call it, and to support rotation for iOS 8:

override func viewWillAppear(animated: Bool) {
    if let img = splashImageForOrientation(UIApplication.sharedApplication().statusBarOrientation, size: self.view.bounds.size) {
        backgroundImage.image = UIImage(named: img)
    }
}

override func viewWillTransitionToSize(size: CGSize, withTransitionCoordinator coordinator: UIViewControllerTransitionCoordinator) {
    let orientation = size.height > size.width ? UIInterfaceOrientation.Portrait : UIInterfaceOrientation.LandscapeLeft

    if let img = splashImageForOrientation(orientation, size: size) {
        backgroundImage.image = UIImage(named: img)
    }

}

Just what I needed, thanks!

answered Oct 7, 2015 by vibhorsingh
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Here a category on UIImage based on the solution provided by Cherpak Evgeny above.

UIImage+SplashImage.h:

#import 

/**
 * Category on `UIImage` to access the splash image.
 **/
@interface UIImage (SplashImage)

/**
 * Return the name of the splash image for a given orientation.
 * @param orientation The interface orientation.
 * @return The name of the splash image.
 **/
+ (NSString *)si_splashImageNameForOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)orientation;

/**
 * Returns the splash image for a given orientation.
 * @param orientation The interface orientation.
 * @return The splash image.
 **/
+ (UIImage*)si_splashImageForOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)orientation;

@end

UIImage+SplashImage.m:

#import "UIImage+SplashImage.h"

@implementation UIImage (SplashImage)

+ (NSString *)si_splashImageNameForOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)orientation
{
    CGSize viewSize = [UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size;

    NSString *viewOrientation = @"Portrait";

    if (UIDeviceOrientationIsLandscape(orientation))
    {
        viewSize = CGSizeMake(viewSize.height, viewSize.width);
        viewOrientation = @"Landscape";
    }

    NSArray* imagesDict = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] valueForKey:@"UILaunchImages"];

    for (NSDictionary *dict in imagesDict)
    {
        CGSize imageSize = CGSizeFromString(dict[@"UILaunchImageSize"]);
        if (CGSizeEqualToSize(imageSize, viewSize) && [viewOrientation isEqualToString:dict[@"UILaunchImageOrientation"]])
            return dict[@"UILaunchImageName"];
    }
    return nil;
}

+ (UIImage*)si_splashImageForOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)orientation
{
    NSString *imageName = [self si_splashImageNameForOrientation:orientation];
    UIImage *image = [UIImage imageNamed:imageName];
    return image;
}

@end
answered Oct 7, 2015 by mtabakade
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Following @Pichirich's answer, I referenced my launchimage in InterfaceBuilder as:

"LaunchImage.png"

...and with Xcode 5.0.2, it's automatically plucking the appropriate image straight out of the Asset Catalog.

This is what I'd expect - except for Apple's viciously nasty move of silently renaming "Default.png" to "LaunchImage.png" :)

answered Oct 7, 2015 by rajeevr642
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Swift version of Cherpak Evgeny's answer:

    func splashImageForOrientation(orientation: UIInterfaceOrientation) -> String {
        var viewSize = self.view.bounds.size
        var viewOrientation = "Portrait"
        if UIInterfaceOrientationIsLandscape(orientation) {
           viewSize = CGSizeMake(viewSize.height, viewSize.width)
           viewOrientation = "Landscape"
        }
        let imagesDict = NSBundle.mainBundle().infoDictionary as Dictionary!
        let imagesArray = imagesDict["UILaunchImages"] as NSArray
        for dict in imagesArray {
            let dictNSDict = dict as NSDictionary
            let imageSize = CGSizeFromString(dictNSDict["UILaunchImageSize"] as String)
            if CGSizeEqualToSize(imageSize, viewSize) && viewOrientation == (dictNSDict["UILaunchImageOrientation"] as String) {
                return dictNSDict["UILaunchImageName"] as String
            }
        }
        return ""
    }
answered Oct 7, 2015 by shikhar jain
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In the documentation there is clearly stated:

"Each set in an asset catalog has a name. You can use that name to programmatically load any individual image contained in the set. To load an image, call the UIImage:ImageNamed: method, passing the name of the set that contains the image."

Using Pichirichi's list helps to solve this inconsistency.

answered Oct 7, 2015 by deepak07.s
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One can easily access Launch image by one line of code.

 UIImage *myAppsLaunchImage = [UIImage launchImage];

Please follow steps given below to achieve functionality depicted above.

Step 1. Extend UIImage class by creating a category & add following method to it.

+ (UIImage *)launchImage {
    NSDictionary *dOfLaunchImage = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
                                    @"LaunchImage-568h@2x.png",@"568,320,2,8,p", // ios 8 - iphone 5 - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-568h@2x.png",@"568,320,2,8,l", // ios 8 - iphone 5 - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-568h@2x.png",@"568,320,2,7,p", // ios 7 - iphone 5 - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-568h@2x.png",@"568,320,2,7,l", // ios 7 - iphone 5 - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-Landscape@2x~ipad.png",@"1024,768,2,7,l", // ios 7 - ipad retina - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-Landscape~ipad.png",@"1024,768,1,7,l", // ios 7 - ipad regular - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-Portrait@2x~ipad.png",@"1024,768,2,7,p", // ios 7 - ipad retina - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-700-Portrait~ipad.png",@"1024,768,1,7,p", // ios 7 - ipad regular - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-700@2x.png",@"480,320,2,7,p", // ios 7 - iphone 4/4s retina - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-700@2x.png",@"480,320,2,7,l", // ios 7 - iphone 4/4s retina - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-Landscape@2x~ipad.png",@"1024,768,2,8,l", // ios 8 - ipad retina - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-Landscape~ipad.png",@"1024,768,1,8,l", // ios 8 - ipad regular - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-Portrait@2x~ipad.png",@"1024,768,2,8,p", // ios 8 - ipad retina - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-Portrait~ipad.png",@"1024,768,1,8,l", // ios 8 - ipad regular - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage.png",@"480,320,1,7,p", // ios 6 - iphone 3g/3gs - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage.png",@"480,320,1,7,l", // ios 6 - iphone 3g/3gs - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage@2x.png",@"480,320,2,8,p", // ios 6,7,8 - iphone 4/4s - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage@2x.png",@"480,320,2,8,l", // ios 6,7,8 - iphone 4/4s - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-800-667h@2x.png",@"667,375,2,8,p", // ios 8 - iphone 6 - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-800-667h@2x.png",@"667,375,2,8,l", // ios 8 - iphone 6 - landscape
                                    @"LaunchImage-800-Portrait-736h@3x.png",@"736,414,3,8,p", // ios 8 - iphone 6 plus - portrait
                                    @"LaunchImage-800-Landscape-736h@3x.png",@"736,414,3,8,l", // ios 8 - iphone 6 plus - landscape
                                    nil];
    NSInteger width = ([UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.width>[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height)?[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.width:[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height;
    NSInteger height = ([UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.width>[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height)?[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.height:[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds.size.width;
    NSInteger os = [[[[[UIDevice currentDevice] systemVersion] componentsSeparatedByString:@"."] objectAtIndex:0] integerValue];
    NSString *strOrientation = UIDeviceOrientationIsLandscape([[UIDevice currentDevice] orientation])?@"l":@"p";
    NSString *strImageName = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%li,%li,%li,%li,%@",width,height,(NSInteger)[UIScreen mainScreen].scale,os,strOrientation];
    UIImage *imageToReturn = [UIImage imageNamed:[dOfLaunchImage valueForKey:strImageName]];
    if([strOrientation isEqualToString:@"l"] && [strImageName rangeOfString:@"Landscape"].length==0) {
        imageToReturn = [UIImage rotate:imageToReturn orientation:UIImageOrientationRight];
    }
    return imageToReturn;
}

Step 2. Above method should be working by adding following code also into same category of UIImage

static inline double radians (double degrees) {return degrees * M_PI/180;}

+ (UIImage *)rotate:(UIImage*)src orientation:(UIImageOrientation) orientation {
    UIGraphicsBeginImageContext(src.size);
    CGContextRef context = UIGraphicsGetCurrentContext();
    if (orientation == UIImageOrientationRight) {
        CGContextRotateCTM (context, radians(90));
    } else if (orientation == UIImageOrientationLeft) {
        CGContextRotateCTM (context, radians(-90));
    } else if (orientation == UIImageOrientationDown) {
        // NOTHING
    } else if (orientation == UIImageOrientationUp) {
        CGContextRotateCTM (context, radians(90));
    }
    [src drawAtPoint:CGPointMake(0, 0)];
    UIImage *image = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext();
    UIGraphicsEndImageContext();
    return image;
}
answered Oct 7, 2015 by sanjaypal1983
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With help of Pichirichi's answer I've implemented the following category (iOS 7+) : UIImage+AssetLaunchImage

It's actually little more than generating name on the fly, but probably will be helpful.

answered Oct 7, 2015 by vibhorsingh
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I realize that this is not necessarily the best solution for everyone but the easiest (and least error-prone, IMHO) way to do this is by making a separate entry in your Images.xcassets catalog. I called it SplashImage.

When you go to add a new entry, make sure not to select "New Launch Image" as an option. Instead, select the generic "New Image Set". Next, open up the inspector and select the relevant options. If you're building for only retina devices, as I was, you can select the following:

image inspector

This will leave you with four entries (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5(s,c), iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus).

images

The files corresponding the the images are as follows:

| Resolution (Xcode entry) | Launch Image name   |   Device         |
|--------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
| 1x                       | Default-750.png     | iPhone 6         |
| 2x                       | Default@2x.png      | iPhone 4S        |
| Retina 4 2x              | Default-568h@2x.png | iPhone 5, 5s, 5c |
| 3x                       | Default-1242.png    | iPhone 6 Plus    |

Of course, after you've done this you can simply use [UIImage imageNamed:@"SplashImage"]

answered Oct 7, 2015 by pradip.bhoge

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