Android Asset Studio: a great way to build icons

UPDATE – June 22, 2017

The Asset Studio tool is now part of Android Studio. See

There are more tools for icon generation here:

Original article follows.

There is a great tool for Android that you should try when you are ready to build the icons for your application. It is called the Android Asset Studio. I used it for the first time last week and it saved me a tremendous amount of time. It takes one image from you and generates the four different sizes needed for your drawable resources folders.

The tool is available here: It is best to use it in Chrome.

The Android Asset Studio has several tools in it. I have so far only used the icon generators. The two things I used were: (1) generating the launcher icon; (2) generating the action bar icons for the set of actions. What it does for you is generate the complete set of images for your drawable folders: drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-ldpi, and drawable-vhdpi. All you have to do is provide the starter image. It’s great.

Here’s a screenshot of the action bar icon generator:

And here’s what the the launcher icon generator looks like:


About Bill Lahti

Bill Lahti is a software engineer building mobile applications and knowledge management solutions. Two of his interests are writing for this blog and building Android apps, with strategy games being an area of particular interest.
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3 Responses to Android Asset Studio: a great way to build icons

  1. chinni says:

    android asset studio not working its not highlighting download button can u please tel me the reason?

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