Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: Images    
Latest version: v9.2.0

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Powerful Image Loading System

Nuke provides a simple and efficient way to download and display images in your app.

Behind Nuke's clear and concise API is an advanced architecture that enables its unique features and offers virtually unlimited possibilities for customization. Despite the number of features, the framework is lean and compiles in under 2 seconds. Nuke's primary feature is performance.

Fast LRU memory and disk cache · SwiftUI · Smart background decompression · Image processing · Elegant builder API · Resumable downloads · Intelligent deduplication · Request prioritization · Prefetching · Rate limiting · Progressive JPEG, HEIF, WebP, SVG, GIF · Alamofire · Combine · Reactive extensions



Nuke is proudly sponsored by Stream, the leading provider in enterprise grade Feed & Chat APIs. Try the iOS Chat Tutorial.


Nuke is easy to learn and use thanks to beautiful Nuke Docs. Make sure to also check out Nuke Demo.

Upgrading from the previous version? Use a Migration Guide.


The image pipeline is easy to customize and extend. Check out the following first-class extensions and packages built by the community.

Name Description
FetchImage SwiftUI integration
ImagePublisher Combine publishers for Nuke
ImageTaskBuilder A fun and convenient way to use Nuke
Alamofire Plugin Replace networking layer with Alamofire and combine the power of both frameworks
RxNuke RxSwift extensions for Nuke with examples of common use cases solved by Rx
WebP Plugin Community. WebP support, built by Ryo Kosuge
Gifu Plugin Use Gifu to load and display animated GIFs
FLAnimatedImage Plugin Use FLAnimatedImage to load and display [animated GIFs]((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEJqQMJrET4))
Xamarin NuGet Community. Makes it possible to use Nuke from Xamarin


Nuke's roadmap is managed in Trello and is publicly available.

Minimum Requirements

Nuke Swift Xcode Platforms
Nuke 9.0 Swift 5.1 Xcode 11.0 iOS 11.0 / watchOS 4.0 / macOS 10.13 / tvOS 11.0
Nuke 8.0 Swift 5.0 Xcode 10.2 iOS 10.0 / watchOS 3.0 / macOS 10.12 / tvOS 10.0

See Installation Guide for information about the older versions.


Nuke is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Nuke README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.