Type Method


Creates a Core Image context using the specified Metal device and options.


+ (CIContext *)contextWithMTLDevice:(id<MTLDevice>)device options:(NSDictionary<CIContextOption, id> *)options;



The Metal device object to use for rendering.


A dictionary that contains options for creating a CIContext object. You can pass any of the keys defined in Context Options along with the appropriate value.

Return Value

A Core Image context.


Use this method to choose a specific Metal device for rendering when a system contains multiple Metal devices. To create a Metal-based context using the system’s default Metal device, use the initWithOptions: method.

See Also

Creating a Context for GPU-Based Rendering with Metal

+ contextWithMTLDevice:

Creates a Core Image context using the specified Metal device.

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