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YPImagePicker is an instagram-like photo/video picker for iOS written in pure Swift. It is feature-rich and highly customizable to match your App's requirements.

Language: Swift 5 Version Platform SPM compatible codebeat badge License: MIT GitHub tag

Installation - Configuration - Usage - Languages - UI Customization

Give it a quick try : pod repo update then pod try YPImagePicker

Those features are available just with a few lines of code!

Notable Features

๐ŸŒ… Library
๐Ÿ“ท Photo
๐ŸŽฅ Video
โœ‚๏ธ Crop
โšก๏ธ Flash
๐Ÿ–ผ Filters
๐Ÿ“ Albums
๐Ÿ”ข Multiple Selection
๐Ÿ“ Video Trimming & Cover selection
๐Ÿ“ Output image size
And many more...


Using CocoaPods

First be sure to run pod repo update to get the latest version available.

Add pod 'YPImagePicker' to your Podfile and run pod install. Also add use_frameworks! to the Podfile.

target 'MyApp'
pod 'YPImagePicker'

Open SPM dependency manager through File > Swift Pakcages > Add Package Dependency....

and insert repository URL:

To add dependency in your own package, just specify a package in dependencies of your Package.swift:

name: "YPImagePicker",
url: "",
.upToNextMajor(from: "5.0.0")

Note: This has a minimum target iOS version of 12.0.

Plist entries

In order for your app to access camera and photo libraries, you'll need to ad these plist entries :

  • Privacy - Camera Usage Description (photo/videos)
  • Privacy - Photo Library Usage Description (library)
  • Privacy - Microphone Usage Description (videos)


All the configuration endpoints are in the YPImagePickerConfiguration struct. Below are the default value for reference, feel free to play around :)

var config = YPImagePickerConfiguration()
// [Edit configuration here ...]
// Build a picker with your configuration
let picker = YPImagePicker(configuration: config)


config.isScrollToChangeModesEnabled = true
config.onlySquareImagesFromCamera = true
config.usesFrontCamera = false
config.showsPhotoFilters = true
config.showsVideoTrimmer = true
config.shouldSaveNewPicturesToAlbum = true
config.albumName = "DefaultYPImagePickerAlbumName"
config.startOnScreen =
config.screens = [.library, .photo]
config.showsCrop = .none
config.targetImageSize = YPImageSize.original
config.overlayView = UIView()
config.hidesStatusBar = true
config.hidesBottomBar = false
config.hidesCancelButton = false
config.preferredStatusBarStyle = UIStatusBarStyle.default
config.bottomMenuItemSelectedColour = UIColor(r: 38, g: 38, b: 38)
config.bottomMenuItemUnSelectedColour = UIColor(r: 153, g: 153, b: 153)
config.filters = [DefaultYPFilters...]
config.maxCameraZoomFactor = 1.0


config.library.options = nil
config.library.onlySquare = false
config.library.isSquareByDefault = true
config.library.minWidthForItem = nil
config.library.mediaType =
config.library.defaultMultipleSelection = false
config.library.maxNumberOfItems = 1
config.library.minNumberOfItems = 1
config.library.numberOfItemsInRow = 4
config.library.spacingBetweenItems = 1.0
config.library.skipSelectionsGallery = false
config.library.preselectedItems = nil
config.library.preSelectItemOnMultipleSelection = true

Video = AVAssetExportPresetHighestQuality = .mov = 60.0 = 60.0 = 3.0 = 60.0 = 3.0

Gallery = false

Default Configuration

// Set the default configuration for all pickers
YPImagePickerConfiguration.shared = config

// And then use the default configuration like so:
let picker = YPImagePicker()

When displaying picker on iPad, picker will support one size only you should set it before displaying it:

let preferredContentSize = CGSize(width: 500, height: 600);
YPImagePickerConfiguration.widthOniPad = preferredContentSize.width;

// Now you can Display the picker with preferred size in dialog, popup etc


First things first import YPImagePicker.

The picker only has one callback didFinishPicking enabling you to handle all the cases. Let's see some typical use cases ๐Ÿค“

Single Photo

let picker = YPImagePicker()
picker.didFinishPicking { [unowned picker] items, _ in
    if let photo = items.singlePhoto {
        print(photo.fromCamera) // Image source (camera or library)
        print(photo.image) // Final image selected by the user
        print(photo.originalImage) // original image selected by the user, unfiltered
        print(photo.modifiedImage) // Transformed image, can be nil
        print(photo.exifMeta) // Print exif meta data of original image.
    picker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)
present(picker, animated: true, completion: nil)

Single video

// Here we configure the picker to only show videos, no photos.
var config = YPImagePickerConfiguration()
config.screens = [.library, .video]
config.library.mediaType = .video

let picker = YPImagePicker(configuration: config)
picker.didFinishPicking { [unowned picker] items, _ in
    if let video = items.singleVideo {
    picker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)
present(picker, animated: true, completion: nil)

As you can see singlePhoto and singleVideo helpers are here to help you handle single media which are very common, while using the same callback for all your use-cases \o/

Multiple selection

To enable multiple selection make sure to set library.maxNumberOfItems in the configuration like so:

var config = YPImagePickerConfiguration()
config.library.maxNumberOfItems = 3
let picker = YPImagePicker(configuration: config)

Then you can handle multiple selection in the same callback you know and love :

picker.didFinishPicking { [unowned picker] items, cancelled in
    for item in items {
        switch item {
        case .photo(let photo):
        case .video(let video):
    picker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)

Handle Cancel event (if needed)

picker.didFinishPicking { [unowned picker] items, cancelled in
    if cancelled {
        print("Picker was canceled")
    picker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)

That's it !


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ English, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Polish, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Dutch, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazilian, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkish, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Arabic, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช German, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanese, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesian, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Traditional Chinese๏ผˆTaiwan), ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnamese, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thai, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Farsi.

If your language is not supported, you can still customize the wordings via the configuration.wordings api:

config.wordings.libraryTitle = "Gallery"
config.wordings.cameraTitle = "Camera" = "OK"

Better yet you can submit an issue or pull request with your Localizable.strings file to add a new language !

UI Customization

We tried to keep things as native as possible, so this is done mostly through native Apis.

Navigation bar color

let coloredImage = UIImage(color: .red)
UINavigationBar.appearance().setBackgroundImage(coloredImage, for: UIBarMetrics.default)
// UIImage+color helper

Navigation bar fonts

let attributes = [NSAttributedString.Key.font : UIFont.systemFont(ofSize: 30, weight: .bold) ]
UINavigationBar.appearance().titleTextAttributes = attributes // Title fonts
UIBarButtonItem.appearance().setTitleTextAttributes(attributes, for: .normal) // Bar Button fonts

Navigation bar Text colors

UINavigationBar.appearance().titleTextAttributes = [NSAttributedString.Key.foregroundColor : UIColor.yellow ] // Title color
UINavigationBar.appearance().tintColor = .red // Left. bar buttons
config.colors.tintColor = .green // Right bar buttons (actions)

Original Project & Author

This project has been first inspired by Fusuma Considering the big code, design changes and all the additional features added along the way, this moved form a fork to a standalone separate repo, also for discoverability purposes. Original Fusuma author is ytakz

Core Team

Contributors ๐Ÿ™

ezisazis, hanikeddah, tahaburak, ajkolean, Anarchoschnitzel, Emil, Rafael Damasceno, cenkingunlugu heitara portellaa Romixery shotat shalamowww

Special thanks to ihtiht for the cool looking logo!

They helped us one way or another ๐Ÿ‘

userdar, Evgeniy, MehdiMahdloo, om-ha, userdar, ChintanWeapp, eddieespinal, viktorgardart, gdelarosa, cwestMobile, Tinyik, Vivekthakur647, tomasbykowski, artemsmikh, theolof, dongdong3344, MHX792, CIronfounderson, Guerrix, Zedd0202, mohammadZ74, SalmanGhumsani, wegweiser6, BilalAkram, KazimAhmad, JustinBeBoy, SashaMeyer, GShushanik, Cez95, Palando, sebastienboulogne, JigneshParekh7165, Deepakepaisa, AndreiBoariu, nathankonrad1, wawilliams003, pngo-hypewell, PawanManjani, devender54321, Didar1994, relaxsus restoflash


YPImagePicker relies on prynt/PryntTrimmerView for provide video trimming and cover features. Big thanks to @HHK1 for making this open source :)

Obj-C support

Objective-C is not supported and this is not on our roadmap. Swift is the future and dropping Obj-C is the price to pay to keep our velocity on this library :)


YPImagePicker is released under the MIT license.
See LICENSE for details.

Swift Version

  • Swift 3 -> version 1.2.0
  • Swift 4.1 -> version 3.4.1
  • Swift 4.2 -> version 3.5.2 releases/tag/3.4.0)
  • Swift 5.0 -> version 4.0.0
  • Swift 5.1 -> version 4.1.2
  • Swift 5.3 -> version 4.5.0