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Programming language: Swift
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Tags: Images    
Latest version: v1.0.8

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README

[YapImageManagerLogo](Docs/header.gif) Build Status CocoaPods Compatible Platform Twitter

Features

  • [x] Asynchronous image downloader with priority queuing
  • [x] Advanced memory and database caching using YapDatabase (SQLite)
  • [x] Guarantee of only one image download per request
  • [x] Cancellation of pending requests with ticket
  • [x] Background image decoding, resizing and filtering
  • [x] Custom image filters
  • [x] Image rendering of gradients and more using filters
  • [x] High performance scrolling
  • [x] Automatic pause and resume of download queue on reachability changes
  • [x] Written completely in Swift

Roadmap Features

  • [x] Ability to capture image height and width from the raw decoded image data stream, before the image is downloaded via a notification, for gif, png, and jpeg formats. This is extrememly useful for displaying full width images with the proper aspect ratio in a table view or collection view, by enabling you to calculate the cell height and update the layout almost immediately while the visible images are downloading.
  • [x] Ability to return an image with the first frame of a GIF before the entire GIF is downloaded.
  • [x] Ability to convert GIFs to MP4 files for better memory managment and scrolling performance

Requirements

  • iOS 10.0+ / tvOS 9.0+
  • Xcode 8.0+
  • Swift 3.0+

Installation

CocoaPods

YapImageManager supports CocoaPods for easy installation. Below is a sample podfile.

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '9.0'
use_frameworks!

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'YapImageManager', '~> 1.0.2'
end

Usage

Requesting a full-sized image

Below is an example of how to request a full-sized, decoded image and set the image response on a UIImageView.

  YapImageManager.sharedInstance.asyncImage(forURLString: URLString) { [weak self] response in
    if let image = response.image {
      self?.imageView.image = image
    }
  }

Requesting an image of a specific maximum size

Below is an example of how to fetch a decoded image of a specific size and set the image response on a UIImageView. Requesting an image size that matches the bounds of your UIImageView can increase scrolling performance but avoiding a resize on the GPU. Decoded and sized images are cached in memory, reducing CPU time.

  YapImageManager.sharedInstance.asyncImage(forURLString: URLString, size: self.bounds.size) { [weak self] response in
    if let image = response.image {
      self?.imageView.image = image
    }
  }

Requesting an image with a ticket for cancellation

Requesting an image with a ticket is important for use in a UITableView or UICollectionView with recycling cells. When a cell is recycled, cancelling the ticket ensures that a prior image request will not complete and update the image of a new cell with a different image request. It also will improve performance by cancelling any unneeded download requests for cells that are no longer visible during fast scrolling. Below is an example.

Add the ticket member variable to your class...

private var ticket: ImageRequestTicket?

Request the image, saving the ticket...

  ticket = YapImageManager.sharedInstance.asyncImage(forURLString: URLString, size: self.bounds.size) { [weak self] response in

    if response.ticket == self?.ticket {
      self?.ticket = nil

      if let image = response.image {
        self?.imageView.image = image
      }
    }
  }

In prepareForReuse, cancel the ticket...

  override func prepareForReuse() {
    super.prepareForReuse()

    if let ticket = self.ticket {
      YapImageManager.sharedInstance.cancelImageRequest(forTicket: ticket)
      self.ticket = nil
    }
  }

Below is the example output.

[Sized Images](Docs/exampleSized.png)

Requesting an image with filters

To render an image with one or more image filters, simply pass an array of YapImageFilter in the request. YapImageManager has the following built-in filters:

  • YapAspectFillFilter - draws the original image with content mode aspect fill
  • YapGradientFilter - draws a gradient from a specified startColor to endColor
  • YapColorFilter - draws a background color, or overlay color, depending on whether you include before or after YapAspectFillFilter
  • YapOverlayImageFilter - draws a custom UIImage specified by overlayImage

You can create your own custom filters by adopting the protocol YapImageFilter.

Below is an example of adding a gradient overlay to an image. When using filters, be sure at least one filter renders the original image, for example using YapAspectFillFilter.

  let filters: [YapImageFilter] = [YapAspectFillFilter(), YapGradientFilter(startColor: UIColor.black.withAlphaComponent(0.5), endColor: .clear)]
  YapImageManager.sharedInstance.asyncImage(forURLString: URLString, size: self.bounds.size, filters: filters) { [weak self] response in
    if let image = response.image {
      self?.imageView.image = image
    }
  }

Below is the example output.

[Sized Images with Gradient](Docs/exampleSizedWithGradient.png)

To render a new image, for example a gradient

To render a new image using filters, use the createImage method passing in the desired size and an array of YapImageFilter. The following example generates a simple overlay gradient.

  let red = UIColor(red: 0.93, green:0.09, blue:0.31, alpha:1.0)
  let gradient = YapGradientFilter(startColor: red, endColor: .clear)    
  YapImageManager.sharedInstance.createImage(withSize: self.bounds.size, filters: [gradient]) { [weak self] image in
    self?.imageView.image = image
  }

Below is the example output.

[Gradient Images](Docs/exampleGradient.png)

Credits

YapImageManager is owned and maintained by Yap Studios.