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    Resource Generator

    This tool will crop and resize JPEG and PNG source images to generate icons and splash screens for modern iOS, Android, and Windows. cordova-res was developed for use with Cordova, but Capacitor and other native runtimes are supported.


    $ npm install -g cordova-res


    cordova-res expects a Cordova project structure such as:

    ├── android
    |   ├── icon-background.png
    |   └── icon-foreground.png
    ├── icon.png
    └── splash.png
    • resources/icon.(png|jpg) must be at least 1024×1024px
    • resources/splash.(png|jpg) must be at least 2732×2732px
    • config.xml is optional. If present, the generated images are registered accordingly

    To generate resources with all the default options, just run:

    $ cordova-res

    cordova-res accepts a platform for the first argument. If specified, resources are generated only for that platform:

    $ cordova-res ios

    Otherwise, if config.xml exists, cordova-res will look for platforms (e.g. <platform name="ios">) and generate resources only for the configured platforms.


    See the help documentation on the command line with the --help flag.

    $ cordova-res --help

    Adaptive Icons

    Android Adaptive Icons are also supported. If you choose to use them, create the following additional file(s):

    • resources/android/icon-foreground.png must be at least 432×432px
    • resources/android/icon-background.png must be at least 432×432px

    A color may also be used for the icon background by specifying the --icon-background-source option with a hex color code, e.g. --icon-background-source '#FFFFFF'.

    Regular Android icons will still be generated as a fallback for Android devices that do not support adaptive icons.

    📝 Note: For Cordova apps, Cordova 9+ and cordova-android 8+ is required.


    To use cordova-res in Capacitor and other native runtimes, it is recommended to use --skip-config (skips reading & writing to Cordova's config.xml file) and --copy (copies generated resources into native projects).

    For example, to generate icons and splash screens for iOS and Android in Capacitor, run:

    $ cordova-res ios --skip-config --copy
    $ cordova-res android --skip-config --copy

    You can use --ios-project and --android-project to specify the native project directories into which these resources are copied. By default, cordova-res copies Android resources into android/ and iOS resources into ios/ (the directories Capacitor uses).



    To avoid committing large generated images to your repository, you can add the following lines to your .gitignore:


    Programmatic API

    cordova-res can be used programmatically.

    CommonJS Example

    const run = require('cordova-res');
    await run();

    TypeScript Example

    run() takes an options object described by the interface Options. If options are provided, resources are generated in an explicit, opt-in manner. In the following example, only Android icons and iOS splash screens are generated.

    import { Options, run } from 'cordova-res';
    const options: Options = {
      directory: '/path/to/project',
      resourcesDirectory: 'resources',
      logstream: process.stdout, // Any WritableStream
      platforms: {
        android: { icon: { sources: ['resources/icon.png'] } },
        ios: { splash: { sources: ['resources/splash.png'] } },
    await run(options);

    Cordova Reference Documentation


    npm i cordova-res

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