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πŸ–Ό ImageSlideshow

Customizable Swift image slideshow with circular scrolling, timer and full screen viewer

Build Status Version Carthage Compatible License Platform

πŸ“± Example

To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.

πŸ”§ Installation


ImageSlideshow is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'ImageSlideshow', '~> 1.9.0'


To integrate ImageSlideshow into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "zvonicek/ImageSlideshow" ~> 1.9.0

Carthage does not include InputSources for external providers (due to dependency on those providers) so you need to grab the one you need from ImageSlideshow/Classes/InputSources manually.


One possibility is to download a built framework (ImageSlideshow.framework.zip) from releases page and link it with your project (underLinked Frameworks and Libraries in your target). This is, however, currently problematic because of rapid Swift development -- the framework is built for a single Swift version and may not work on previous/future versions.

Alternatively can also grab the whole ImageSlideshow directory and copy it to your project. Be sure to remove those external Input Sources you don't need.

Note on Swift 2.3, Swift 3 and Swift 4 support

Version 1.4 supports Swift 4. Swift 3 is supported from version 1.0, for Swift 2.2 and Swift 2.3 compatible code use version 0.6 or branch swift-2.3.

πŸ”¨ How to use

Add ImageSlideshow view to your view hiearchy either in Interface Builder or in code.

Loading images

Set images by using setImageInputs method on ImageSlideshow instance with an array of InputSources. By default you can use ImageSource which takes UIImage or few other InputSources for most popular networking libraries. You can also create your own input source by implementing InputSource protocol.

Library InputSource name Pod
AlamofireImage AlamofireSource pod "ImageSlideshow/Alamofire"
AFNetworking AFURLSource pod "ImageSlideshow/AFURL"
SDWebImage SDWebImageSource pod "ImageSlideshow/SDWebImage"
Kingfisher KingfisherSource pod "ImageSlideshow/Kingfisher"
Parse ParseSource pod "ImageSlideshow/Parse"
  ImageSource(image: UIImage(named: "myImage"))!,
  ImageSource(image: UIImage(named: "myImage2"))!,
  AlamofireSource(urlString: "https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1432679963831-2dab49187847?w=1080"),
  KingfisherSource(urlString: "https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1432679963831-2dab49187847?w=1080"),
  ParseSource(file: PFFile(name:"image.jpg", data:data))


Behaviour is configurable by those properties:

  • slideshowInterval - slideshow interval in seconds (default 0 – disabled)
  • zoomEnabled - enables zooming (default false)
  • circular - enables circular scrolling (default true)
  • activityIndicator – allows to set custom activity indicator, see Activity indicator section
  • pageIndicator – allows to set custom page indicator, see Page indicator section; assign nil to hide page indicator
  • pageIndicatorPosition - configures position of the page indicator
  • contentScaleMode - configures the scaling (default ScaleAspectFit)
  • draggingEnabled - enables dragging (default true)
  • currentPageChanged - closure called on page change
  • willBeginDragging - closure called on scrollViewWillBeginDragging
  • didEndDecelerating - closure called on scrollViewDidEndDecelerating
  • preload - image preloading configuration (default all preloading, also fixed)

Page Indicator

Page indicator can be customized using the pageIndicator property on ImageSlideshow. By defualt, a plain UIPageControl is used. If needed, page control can be customized:

let pageIndicator = UIPageControl()
pageIndicator.currentPageIndicatorTintColor = UIColor.lightGray
pageIndicator.pageIndicatorTintColor = UIColor.black
slideshow.pageIndicator = pageIndicator

Also, a simple label page indicator that shows pages in style "5/21" (fifth page from twenty one) is provided:

slideshow.pageIndicator = LabelPageIndicator()

You can also use your own page indicator by adopting the PageIndicatorView protocol.

Position of the page indicator can be configured by assigning a PageIndicatorPosition value to the pageIndicatorPosition property on ImageSlideshow. You may specify the horizontal and vertical positioning separately.

Horizontal positioning options are: .left(padding: Int), .center, .right(padding: Int)

Vertical positioning options are: .top, .bottom, .under, customTop(padding: Int), customBottom(padding: Int), customUnder(padding: Int)


slideshow.pageIndicatorPosition = PageIndicatorPosition(horizontal: .left(padding: 20), vertical: .bottom)

Activity Indicator

By default activity indicator is not shown, but you can enable it by setting DefaultActivityIndicator instance to Image Slideshow:

slideshow.activityIndicator = DefaultActivityIndicator()

You can customize style and color of the indicator:

slideshow.activityIndicator = DefaultActivityIndicator(style: .white, color: nil)

There's also an option to use your own activity indicator. You just need to implement ActivityIndicatorView and ActivityIndicatorFactory protocols. See ActivityIndicator.swift for more information.

Full Screen view

There is also a possibility to open full-screen image view using attached FullScreenSlideshowViewController. The simplest way is to call:

override func viewDidLoad() {
  let gestureRecognizer = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(ViewController.didTap))

func didTap() {
  slideshow.presentFullScreenController(from: self)

FullScreenSlideshowViewController can also be instantiated and configured manually if more advanced behavior is needed.

πŸ‘€ Author

Petr Zvoníček

πŸ“„ License

ImageSlideshow is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

πŸ‘€ References

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- 2020-06-25T06:48:36

- 2020-06-21T15:05:24

1.8.3 - 2020-01-19T21:50:00

1.8.1 - 2020-01-19T21:07:27

1.8.0 - 2019-05-26T18:20:37

1.7.0 - 2019-05-26T18:20:23

1.6.1 - 2018-06-11T15:38:08


  • Fixed Carthage build (#258)
  • Fixed memory issues (#255)

1.6.0 - 2018-05-27T16:06:55

New Features

  • Page Indicator customization (#251)


  • Fixed animation problem on orientation change (#234)
  • Fixed missing close button image in Carthage build (#247)

1.5.3 - 2018-04-17T19:30:47


  • Fixed Close broken button in Full screen controller (#242)
  • Fixed retain cycle (#241, @piercifani)

1.5.2 - 2018-04-15T22:04:20

New Features

  • Example project demonstrating usage of Image Slideshow with parent UIImageView


  • Fix image shift on iPhone X landscape (#200)
  • Add closeButtonFrame property to Full Screen controller (#226)
  • Don't trigger interactive gesture recognizer on horizontal pans, fixes single image sliding issue (#224)
  • Fix interactive dismiss regression on iOS 11

1.5.1 - 2018-02-04T18:27:16

Fixed division by zero error

1.5.0 - 2018-01-21T17:56:29

New Features

  • Implement image load cancelling to optimize memory usage
  • Improve Kingfisher InputSource to take Options parameters
  • Update page control selected page during scrolling (#204)
  • Add possibility to change maximum zoom scale (#221)


  • SDWebImage dependency improvements (#205)
  • Fix possible division by zero crash (#187)
  • Adjust close button frame to respect SafeAreaInsets (#209)
  • Fix missing placeholder on AFURLSource (#218)
  • Fix incorrect currentPageChanged calls (#222)

1.4.1 - 2018-01-21T16:27:19

1.4.0 - 2018-01-21T16:27:06

1.3.2 - 2017-05-30T21:56:33

1.3.1 - 2017-05-20T18:38:14

- 2017-05-08T14:38:58

New Features

  • Possibility to show activity indicator during async loading
  • Hide UIPageControl when sllideshow has single item
  • UIScrollViewDelegate methods are now open instead of public


  • Fix zoom transition for when a slideshow has just a single item
  • Fix issue on zoomEnabled change

- 2017-03-19T23:35:43

New Features

  • Improved placeholder handling on all remote input sources
  • Deprecated pauseTimerIfNeeded and unpauseTimerIfNeeded in favour of pauseTimer and unpauseTimer


  • Fix memory leak caused by incorrect timer invalidation
  • Partially fix an UI glitch happening when "in-call" status bar is on

1.1.0 - 2017-02-19T17:50:15

New Features

  • Add willBeginDragging and didEndDecelerating callback closures (@El-Fitz)
  • Add Parse input source (@jaimeagudo)


  • Fix image preload issue when scrolling between edges (#115)
  • Fix issue caused by disabling circular after setting input sources (#104)
  • Improve example project
  • Style fixes (@dogo)

1.0.0 - 2016-12-11T13:07:08

Version 1.0 aims to improve stability and brings couple of new features. Also contains few backward complatibility breaking changes.

New Features

  • New input source for Kingfisher (@feiin)
  • Add currentPageChanged closure to notify about page change (#54)
  • Add possibility to lazy load and release images (#42)
  • Easier way to present FullScreenSlideshowViewController (#72)
  • Documentation improvements


  • Fix the case when containing VC automatically adjusts scrollview insets (#71)
  • Fix crash during transition when no images set (#74)
  • Rounding error fix for page calculation (#90, @mjrehder)
  • Fix for black image when using fullscreen zoom (#92, @mjrehder)
  • Change page on UIPageControl page change (#80)
  • iOS 10 interactive transition interruption fix (5d5f22f)
  • Memory fixes

API changes

  • currentItemIndex was renamed to currentPage
  • set function from InputSource protocol was renamed to load and have a new closure parameter called on image load

- 2016-10-29T19:02:45

Swift 3 support - 2016-10-29T14:59:40

Swift 2.3 support, Carthage support - 2016-09-21T22:11:27

ImageSlideshow now supports Swift 2.3 and is finally available via Carthage πŸŽ‰

0.5.1 - 2016-08-20T17:00:15

  • Support for SDWebImage
  • Example project improvements

0.5.0 - 2016-06-09T20:55:39

The version 0.5 cleans up the code, adds interactive fullscreen dismiss and fixes few minor issues (thanks again, @kafejo) This version also contains several background compatibility breaks, so please keep this in mind when upgrading to it.

New Features

  • Interactive dismiss transition on full screen controller
  • A possibility to open full screen controller from plain UIImageView

API changes

  • ImageSlideshow: currentPage renamed to currentItemIndex
  • FullScreenSlideshowViewController: initialPage renamed to initialPageIndex
  • ZoomAnimatedTransitioning: added second parameter slideshowController: FullScreenSlideshowViewController to constructor

- 2016-03-29T13:47:13

  • Updated for Swift 2.2
  • ImageSlideshow/AFNetworking updated for AFNetworking 3.0

Bug fix - 2016-03-18T08:06:38

  • Fixes issue #17, #18, #21