Image loading system

What's New

Nuke 12.4


What's Changed

New Contributors

Image Loading System

Load images from different sources and display them in your app using simple and flexible APIs. Take advantage of the powerful image processing capabilities and a robust caching system.

The framework is lean and compiles in under 2 seconds¹. It has an automated test suite 2x the codebase size, ensuring excellent reliability. Nuke is optimized for performance, and its advanced architecture enables virtually unlimited possibilities for customization.

Fast LRU memory and disk cache · SwiftUI · Smart background decompression · Image processing · Resumable downloads · Intelligent deduplication · Request prioritization · Prefetching · Rate limiting · Progressive JPEG, HEIF, WebP, SVG, GIF · Alamofire · Combine · Async/Await


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Nuke supports Swift Package Manager, which is the recommended option. If that doesn't work for you, you can use binary frameworks attached to the releases.


Nuke is easy to learn and use thanks to documentation generated using DocC: Nuke, NukeUI, NukeExtensions. Make sure to also check out Nuke Demo.

Upgrading from the previous version? Use a Migration Guide.

Nuke Docs


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

Name Description
Alamofire Plugin Replace networking layer with Alamofire
NukeWebP Community. WebP support, built by Maxim Kolesnik
WebP Plugin Community. WebP support, built by Ryo Kosuge
AVIF Plugin Community. AVIF support, built by Denis
RxNuke RxSwift extensions for Nuke with examples

Looking for a way to log your network requests, including image requests? Check out Pulse.

Minimum Requirements

Nuke Date Swift Xcode Platforms
Nuke 12.0 Mar 4, 2023 Swift 5.7 Xcode 14.1 iOS 13.0, watchOS 6.0, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13.0
Nuke 11.0 Jul 20, 2022 Swift 5.6 Xcode 13.3 iOS 13.0, watchOS 6.0, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13.0
Nuke 10.0 Jun 1, 2021 Swift 5.3 Xcode 12.0 iOS 11.0, watchOS 4.0, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11.0

Starting with version 12.3, Nuke also ships with visionOS support (in beta)


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

¹ Measured on MacBook Pro 14" 2021 (10-core M1 Pro)


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Last updated: Fri Mar 01 2024 02:05:18 GMT-1000 (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)