Image Kit Reference Collection


The Image Kit framework is an image handling framework that's based on Quartz, Core Image, OpenGL, and Core Animation. It defines a set of Objective-C classes that provide user interface support for:

  • Finding, browsing, viewing, and editing images. The Image Kit framework builds on the NSView class to provide a view that is optimized for image operations such as rotating, zooming, scrolling, and dragging. Client applications can support powerful in-place editing with a minimum effort.

  • Browsing, previewing, and setting input parameters for Core Image filters. The Image Kit framework extends the Core Image API by defining additions to the CIFilter class that make it easy for applications to present a user interface for a Core Image filter.

  • Extending the Save panel with options for saving images

  • Showing slideshows

Header file directories
Companion guide