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Replicate Instragram-style filters in Objective-C (Swift 3.0 Compatibility).

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How It Works

It is built upon GPUImage, written open sourced framework by Brad Larson that hanles low-level GPU interactions on IGRFastFilterView's behalf.

The GPUImage framework is a BSD-licensed iOS library that lets you apply GPU-accelerated filters and other effects to images, live camera video, and movies. In comparison to Core Image (part of iOS 5.0), GPUImage allows you to write your own custom filters, supports deployment to iOS 4.0, and has a simpler interface. However, it currently lacks some of the more advanced features of Core Image, such as facial detection.

For massively parallel operations like processing images or live video frames, GPUs have some significant performance advantages over CPUs. On an iPhone 4, a simple image filter can be over 100 times faster to perform on the GPU than an equivalent CPU-based filter.


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  • Xcode 8.0+
  • iOS 9.0+



The preferred installation method is with CocoaPods. Add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'IGRFastFilterView'


For Carthage, add the following to your Cartfile:

github "IGRSoft/IGRFastFilterView"

Getting Started

  • Add View to Storyboard or XIB
  • Set Custom Class to IGRFastFilterView

```objective-c @import IGRFastFilterView;

@interface ViewController ()

@property (nonatomic, weak) IBOutlet IGRFastFilterView *instaFiltersView;


@implementation ViewController

  • (void)setupWorkImage:(UIImage *)image {
    [self.instaFiltersView setImage:image]; }

  • (UIImage *)getProcessedImage {
    return self.instaFiltersView.processedImage; }


  <summary>Swift 3.0</summary>
import IGRFastFilterView

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    @IBOutlet weak fileprivate var instaFiltersView: IGRFastFilterView?
    func setupWorkImage(image: UIImage) {
    func prepareImage() -> UIImage {
        return self.instaFiltersView!.processedImage!;

see sample Xcode project in /Demo


- (void)setupTheme
    [IGRFastFilterView appearance].backgroundColor = [UIColor colorWithWhite:0.7 alpha:1.0];
    [IGRFiltersbarCollectionView appearance].backgroundColor = [UIColor colorWithWhite:0.9 alpha:1.0];
    IGRFastFilterViewCustomizer *customizer = [IGRFastFilterViewCustomizer defaultCustomizer];
    customizer.filterBarHeight = 120.0;
    customizer.filterBarCellSize = CGSizeMake(100.0, 120.0);
    customizer.filterBarCellTextColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0.255 green:0.255 blue:0.255 alpha:1.00];
    customizer.filterBarCellHighlightTextColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0.050 green:0.350 blue:0.650 alpha:1.00];
    customizer.cacheSize = 5;


  • Add Filters to Images
  • Add Filters to Video
  • Add Custom Filters


IGRFastFilterView is owned and maintained by the IGR Software and Vitalii Parovishnyk.


IGRFastFilterView is MIT-licensed. We also provide an additional patent grant.