SwiftyCrop - SwiftUI

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🔭 Overview

SwiftyCrop allows users to seamlessly crop images within their SwiftUI applications. It provides a user-friendly interface that makes cropping an image as simple as selecting the desired area.

With SwiftyCrop, you can easily adjust the cropping area, maintain aspect ratio, zoom in and out for precise cropping. You can also specify the cropping mask to be a square or circle.

The following languages are supported & localized:

  • 🇬🇧 English
  • 🇩🇪 German
  • 🇫🇷 French
  • 🇮🇹 Italian
  • 🇷🇺 Russian
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish
  • 🇹🇷 Turkish
  • 🇺🇦 Ukrainian
  • 🇭🇺 Hungarian

The localization file can be found in Sources/SwiftyCrop/Resources.

📕 Contents

🧳 Requirements

  • iOS 16.0 or later
  • Xcode 15.0 or later
  • Swift 5.9 or later

💻 Installation

There are two ways to use SwiftyCrop in your project:

  • using Swift Package Manager
  • manual install (embed Xcode Project)

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for managing the distribution of Swift code. It’s integrated with the Swift build system to automate the process of downloading, compiling, and linking dependencies.

To integrate SwiftyCrop into your Xcode project using Xcode 15.0 or later, specify it in File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency...:



If you prefer not to use any of dependency managers, you can integrate SwiftyCrop into your project manually. Put Sources/SwiftyCrop folder in your Xcode project. Make sure to enable Copy items if needed and Create groups.

📱 Demo App

To get a feeling how SwiftyCropView works you can run the demo app (thanks to @leoz).

🛠️ Usage

Quick Start

This example shows how to display SwiftyCropView in a full screen cover after an image has been set.

import SwiftUI
import SwiftyCrop

struct ExampleView: View {
    @State private var showImageCropper: Bool = false
    @State private var selectedImage: UIImage?

    var body: some View {
        VStack {
            Update `selectedImage` with the image you want to crop,
            e.g. after picking it from the library or downloading it.

            As soon as you have done this, toggle `showImageCropper`.
            Below is a sample implementation:

             Button("Crop downloaded image") {
                Task {
                    selectedImage = await downloadExampleImage()

        .fullScreenCover(isPresented: $showImageCropper) {
            if let selectedImage = selectedImage {
                    imageToCrop: selectedImage,
                    maskShape: .square
                ) { croppedImage in
                    // Do something with the returned, cropped image

    // Example function for downloading an image
    private func downloadExampleImage() async -> UIImage? {
        let urlString = "https://picsum.photos/1000/1200"
        guard let url = URL(string: urlString),
              let (data, _) = try? await URLSession.shared.data(from: url),
              let image = UIImage(data: data)
        else { return nil }

        return image

SwiftyCrop supports two different mask shapes for cropping:

  • circle
  • square

This is only the shape of the mask the user will see when cropping the image. The resulting, cropped image will always be a square by default. You can override this using a configuration.

You can also configure SwiftyCropView by passing a SwiftyCropConfiguration. A configuration has the following properties:

Property Description
maxMagnificationScale CGFloat: The maximum scale factor that the image can be magnified while cropping. Defaults to 4.0.
maskRadius CGFloat: The radius of the mask used for cropping. Defaults to 130. A good way is to make it dependend on the screens size.
cropImageCircular Bool: When using the cropping mask circle, whether the resulting image should also be masked as circle. Defaults to false.
rotateImage Bool: Whether the image can be rotated when cropping using pinch gestures. Defaults to true.

Create a configuration like this:

let configuration = SwiftyCropConfiguration(
    maxMagnificationScale = 4.0,
    maskRadius: 130,
    cropImageCircular: false,
    rotateImage: true

and use it like this:

.fullScreenCover(isPresented: $showImageCropper) {
            if let selectedImage = selectedImage {
                    imageToCrop: selectedImage,
                    maskShape: .square,
                    // Use the configuration
                    configuration: configuration
                ) { croppedImage in
                    // Do something with the returned, cropped image

👨‍💻 Contributors

All issue reports, feature requests, pull requests and GitHub stars are welcomed and much appreciated.

Thanks to @leoz for adding the circular crop mode, the demo app and the rotation functionality 🎉

Thanks to @kevin-hv for adding the hungarian localization 🇭🇺

✍️ Author

Benedikt Betz & CHECK24

📃 License

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


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Last updated: Fri Apr 19 2024 16:44:36 GMT-0900 (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time)