Alias for the frame_screenshots action

Easily put your screenshots into the right device frames

frameit allows you to put a gorgeous device frame around your iOS, macOS and Android screenshots just by running one simple command. Use frameit to prepare perfect screenshots for the App Store, your website, QA or emails.


frameit is part of fastlane: The easiest way to automate beta deployments and releases for your iOS and Android apps.


Frame screenshot

Put a gorgeous device frame around your iOS, macOS and Android screenshots just by running one simple command. Support for:

  • iPhone, iPad and Mac
  • Set of Android devices
  • Portrait and Landscape modes
  • Several device frame colors

The complete and updated list of supported devices and colors can be found here

Here is a nice gif, that shows frameit in action:


Advanced Features

  • Put framed screenshot on colored background, define padding
  • add text above or under framed screenshot
    • keyword + text
    • choose text font and color
    • multi line text
    • "intelligent" positioning of text that always looks good(ish)





The frameit 2.0 update was kindly sponsored by MindNode, seen in the screenshots above.

The first time that frameit is executed the frames will be downloaded automatically. Originally the frames are coming from Facebook frameset and they are kept on this repo.

More information about this process and how to update the frames can be found here


Basic Usage

Why should you have to use Photoshop, just to add a frame around your screenshots?

Just navigate to your folder of screenshots and use the following command (iOS and Mac OS are default platforms for backward compatibility):

fastlane frameit

To frame Android screenshots:

fastlane frameit android

To use the silver version of the frames:

fastlane frameit silver

To download the latest frames

fastlane frameit download_frames

Note: When using frameit without titles on top, the screenshots will have the full resolution, which means they can't be uploaded to the App Store directly. They are supposed to be used for websites, print media and emails. Check out the section below to use the screenshots for the App Store.

Advanced Usage (optional)

Text and Background

With frameit it's possible to add a custom background and text below or above the framed screenshots in fonts and colors you define.

A working example can be found in the fastlane examples project.


The Framefile allows to define general and screenshot specific information. It has the following general JSON structure:

  "device_frame_version": "latest",
  "default": {
  "data": [

General parameters

The general parameters are defined in the default key and can be:

Key Description Default value
background The background that should be used for the framed screenshot. Specify the (relative) path to the image file (e.g. *.jpg). This parameter is mandatory. NA
keyword An object that contains up to 3 keys to describe the optional keyword. See table below. NA
title An object that contains up to 3 keys to describe the mandatory title. See table below. NA
stack_title Specifies whether frameit should display the keyword above the title when both keyword and title are defined. If it is false, the title and keyword will be displayed side by side when both keyword and title are defined. false
title_below_image Specifies whether frameit should place the title and optional keyword below the device frame. If it is false, it will be placed above the device frame. false
show_complete_frame Specifies whether frameit should shrink the device frame so that it is completely shown in the framed screenshot. If it is false, clipping of the device frame might occur at the bottom (when title_below_image is false) or top (when title_below_image is true) of the framed screenshot. false
padding The content of the framed screenshot will be resized to match the specified padding around all edges. The vertical padding is also applied between the text and the top or bottom (depending on title_below_image) of the device frame.

There are 3 different options of specifying the padding:

1. Default: An integer value that defines both horizontal and vertical padding in pixels.
2. A string that defines (different) padding values in pixels for horizontal and vertical padding. The syntax is "<horizontal>x<vertical>", e.g. "30x60".
3. A string that defines (different) padding values in percentage for horizontal and vertical padding. The syntax is "<horizontal>%x<vertical>%", e.g. "5%x10%".
Note: The percentage is calculated from the smallest image dimension (height or width).

A combination of option 2 and 3 is possible, e.g. "5%x40".

interline_spacing Specifies whether frameit should add or subtract this many pixels between the individual lines of text. This only applies to a multi-line title and/or keyword to expand or squash together the individual lines of text. 0
font_scale_factor Specifies whether frameit should increase or decrease the font size of the text. Is ignored for keyword or title, if font_size is specified. 0.1
frame Overrides the color of the frame to be used. (Valid values are BLACK, WHITE, GOLD and ROSE_GOLD) NA
title_min_height Specifies a height always reserved for the title. Value can be a percentage of the height or an absolute value. The device will be placed below (or above) this area. Convenient to ensure the device top (or bottom) will be consistently placed at the same height on the different screenshots. NA
use_platform Overrides the platform used for the screenshot. Valid values are IOS, ANDROID and ANY. IOS
force_device_type Forces a specific device. Valid values are: Huawei P8, Motorola Moto E, Motorola Moto G, Nexus 4, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, MacBook, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, HTC One A9, HTC One M8 NA

Specific parameters

The screenshot specific parameters are related to the keyword and title texts. These are defined in the data key. This is an array with the following keys for each screenshot:

Key Description
filter This is mandatory to link the individual configuration to the screenshot, based on part of the file name.

If a screenshot is named iPhone 8-Brainstorming.png you can use value Brainstorming for filter. If there are more than one filter matching an entry, they will all be applied in order (which means that the last one has the highest precedence). All other keys from that array element will only be applied on this specific screenshot.

keyword Similar use as in default, except that parameter text can be used here because it is screenshot specific.
title Similar use as in default, except that parameter text can be used here because it is screenshot specific.
frame Overrides the color of the frame to be used. (Valid values are BLACK, WHITE, GOLD and ROSE_GOLD)
use_platform Overrides the platform used for the screenshot. Valid values are IOS, ANDROID and ANY.
force_device_type Forces a specific device. Valid values are the same as for the general parameter.

Framefile keyword and title parameters

The keyword and title parameters are both used in default and data. They both consist of the following optional keys:

Key Description Default value
color The font color for the text. Specify a HEX/HTML color code. #000000 (black)
font The font family for the text. Specify the (relative) path to the font file (e.g. an OpenType Font). The default imagemagick font, which is system dependent.
font_size The font size for the text specified in points. If not specified or 0, font will be scaled automatically to fit the available space. frameit still shrinks the text, if it would not fit. NA
font_weight The font weight for the text. Specify an integer value (e.g. 900). NA
text The text that should be used for the keyword or title.

Note: If you want to use localised text, use .strings files.



  "device_frame_version": "latest",
  "default": {
    "keyword": {
      "font": "./fonts/MyFont-Rg.otf"
    "title": {
      "font": "./fonts/MyFont-Th.otf",
      "font_size": 128,
      "color": "#545454"
    "background": "./background.jpg",
    "padding": 50,
    "show_complete_frame": false,
    "stack_title" : false,
    "title_below_image": true,
    "frame": "WHITE",
    "use_platform": "IOS"

  "data": [
      "filter": "Brainstorming",
      "keyword": {
        "color": "#d21559"
      "filter": "Organizing",
      "keyword": {
        "color": "#feb909"
      "frame": "ROSE_GOLD"
      "filter": "Sharing",
      "keyword": {
        "color": "#aa4dbc"
      "filter": "Styling",
      "keyword": {
        "color": "#31bb48"
      "filter": "Android",
      "use_platform": "ANDROID"

You can find a more complex configuration to also support Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.

The Framefile.json should be in the screenshots folder, as seen in the example.

.strings files

To define the title and optionally the keyword, put two .strings files into the language folder (e.g. en-US in the example project)

The keyword.strings and title.strings are standard .strings file you already use for your iOS apps, making it easy to use your existing translation service to get localized titles.


  • These .strings files MUST be utf-8 (UTF-8) or utf-16 encoded (UTF-16 BE with BOM). They also must begin with an empty line. If you are having trouble see issue #1740
  • You MUST provide a background if you want titles. frameit will not add the titles if a background is not specified.

Screenshot orientation

By default frameit adds a frame to your screenshot based on an orientation you took it. For a portrait (vertical orientation) it is going to add portrait frame and for a landscape (horizontal orientation) - landscape left (= Home button on the left side).

One way to override the default behavior is editing the file name by adding force_landscaperight to the end.


If the default behavior doesn't fit your needs and you don't want or can't rename your screenshots, you can customize frameit's orientation behavior by setting a force_orientation_block parameter. The valid values are: :landscape_left (home button on the left side), :landscape_right (home button on the right side), :portrait (home button on the bottom), nil (home button on the right side).


# It matches the filename to the framed device orientation
  path: "./fastlane/screenshots",
  force_orientation_block: proc do |filename|
    case filename
      when "iPad Pro (12.9-inch)-01LoginScreen"
      when "iPhone 6 Plus-01LoginScreen"
      # and so on
# It frames the screenshots in landscape right whenever the filename contains `landscape` word
  silver: true,
  path: "./fastlane/screenshots",
  force_orientation_block: proc do |filename|
    f = filename.downcase
    if f.include?("landscape")


With frameit it's possible to also frame macOS Application screenshots. You have to provide the following:

  • A (relative) path to a background image file, which should contain both the background and the Mac.
  • The offset information so frameit knows where to position your screenshot on the background:
    • offset : A string that specifies the horizontal and vertical offset in pixels, with respect to the top left corner of the background image. The syntax is "+<horizontal>+<vertical>", e.g. "+200+150".
    • titleHeight : The height in pixels that should be used for the title.


  "default": {
    "title": {
      "color": "#545454"
    "background": "Mac.jpg",
    "offset": {
      "offset": "+676+479",
      "titleHeight": 320
  "data": [
      "filter": "Brainstorming",
      "keyword": {
        "color": "#d21559"

Check out the MindNode example project.


Generate localized screenshots

Check out snapshot to automatically generate screenshots using UI Automation.

Resume framing

Framing screenshots is a slow operation. In case you need to resume framing, or just frame a couple updated screenshots again, you can rely on the --resume flag. Only screenshots which have not been framed yet – or for which there isn't an up-to-date framed image – will be framed. This feature uses the file modification dates and will reframe screenshots if the screenshot is newer than the framed file.

Upload screenshots

Use deliver to upload iOS screenshots to App Store Connect, or supply to upload Android screenshots to Play Store completely automatically 🚀

Use a clean status bar

You can set override_status_bar to true in snapshot to set the status bar to Tuesday January 9th at 9:41AM with full battery and reception. If you need more granular customization, to set a Carrier name for example, also set override_status_bar_arguments to the specific arguments to be passed to the xcrun simctl status_bar override command. Run xcrun simctl status_bar --help to see the options available.


# Sets the time to 9:41AM with full battery and reception, with the default carrier name: Carrier
    override_status_bar: true
# Set the time to 9:41AM, battery at 75% and charging, on the TELUS LTE network
    override_status_bar: true,
    override_status_bar_arguments: "--time 9:41 --dataNetwork lte --cellularMode active --cellularBars 4 --batteryState charging --batteryLevel 75 --operatorName TELUS"

Gray artifacts around text

If you run into any quality issues, like having a border around the font, it usually helps to just re-install imagemagick. You can do so by running

brew uninstall imagemagick
brew install imagemagick


  • gem uninstall fastlane
  • rm -rf ~/.frameit

Supported platforms ios, android, mac
Author @KrauseFx

6 Examples

frameit # alias for "frame_screenshots"
frame_screenshots(use_platform: "ANDROID")
frame_screenshots(silver: true)
frame_screenshots(path: "/screenshots")
frame_screenshots(rose_gold: true)


Key Description Default
white Use white device frames
silver Use white device frames. Alias for :white
rose_gold Use rose gold device frames. Alias for :rose_gold
gold Use gold device frames. Alias for :gold
force_device_type Forces a given device type, useful for Mac screenshots, as their sizes vary
use_legacy_iphone5s Use iPhone 5s instead of iPhone SE frames false
use_legacy_iphone6s Use iPhone 6s frames instead of iPhone 7 frames false
use_legacy_iphone7 Use iPhone 7 frames instead of iPhone 8 frames false
use_legacy_iphonex Use iPhone X instead of iPhone XS frames false
use_legacy_iphonexr Use iPhone XR instead of iPhone 11 frames false
use_legacy_iphonexs Use iPhone XS instead of iPhone 11 Pro frames false
use_legacy_iphonexsmax Use iPhone XS Max instead of iPhone 11 Pro Max frames false
force_orientation_block [Advanced] A block to customize your screenshots' device orientation *
debug_mode Output debug information in framed screenshots false
resume Resume frameit instead of reprocessing all screenshots false
use_platform Choose a platform, the valid options are IOS, ANDROID and ANY (default is either general platform defined in the fastfile or IOS to ensure backward compatibility) *
path The path to the directory containing the screenshots *

* = default value is dependent on the user's system


To show the documentation in your terminal, run

fastlane action frameit


It is recommended to add the above action into your Fastfile, however sometimes you might want to run one-offs. To do so, you can run the following command from your terminal

fastlane run frameit

To pass parameters, make use of the : symbol, for example

fastlane run frameit parameter1:"value1" parameter2:"value2"

It's important to note that the CLI supports primitive types like integers, floats, booleans, and strings. Arrays can be passed as a comma delimited string (e.g. param:"1,2,3"). Hashes are not currently supported.

It is recommended to add all fastlane actions you use to your Fastfile.

Source code

This action, just like the rest of fastlane, is fully open source, view the source code on GitHub

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