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A command-line utility for generating Android drawables in the required densities.

Project description

The Android asset resizer can be used to generate drawable assets from a larger source image, like an iOS @2x asset or an xhdpi drawable.

The script will generate the expected mdpi, hdpi, xhdpi and xxhdpi assets from the source image.

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$ pip install android-asset-resizer

If you’d like to use the pillow imaging library instead of PIL you can install the script with this command:

$ pip install --no-deps android-asset-resizer && pip install pillow


You can easily generate Android assets from your @2x iOS assets:

$ aaresize assets/icon@2x.png

Running this command will generate the following assets:

- res
  - drawable-mdpi
    - icon.png
  - drawable-hdpi
    - icon.png
  - drawable-xhdpi
    - icon.png
  - drawable-xxhdpi
    - icon.png

These assets were created from the original @2x asset where the icon in the drawable-xhdpi folder is just a copy of the original.

You can also resize an entire directory of images:

$ aaresize assets/*@2x.png

An Android xhdpi asset is roughly equivalent to an @2x asset, so you can easily resize those too:

$ aaresize res/drawable-xhdpi/*.png

If you have a large drawable-xxhdpi asset you can use the --density flag to generate the smaller assets:

$ aaresize res/drawable-xxhdpi/*.png --density=xxhdpi

You can also easily add a prefix to your new assets:

$ aaresize assets/*@2x.png --prefix=ic_

Use the --ldpi flag to generate low density assets:

$ aaresize res/drawable-xhdpi/*.png --ldpi

Use the --exclude flag to specify a list of files that should not be resized:

$ aaresize res/drawable-xhdpi/*.png --exclude=ic_launcher.png,ic_status.png

You can also import the AssetResizer class and incorporate it into your own scripts:

from PIL import Image
from android_asset_resizer.resizer import AssetResizer

# Create our resizer
resizer = AssetResizer(out_dir, source_density='xhdpi',
    prefix='ic_', image_filter=Image.ANTIALIAS)

# Make our resource directories

# Resize an image

Bug reports

If you encounter any issues, please open a new issue on the project’s GitHub page.


Copyright 2013 Tristan Waddington

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