Android Drawable Importer

I have recently come to know an amazing plugin for Android Studio, the "Android Drawable Importer". This plugin reduces our effort to import scaled images into the Android project. When I used Eclipse based Android Development Tool, I had to use some third party tools to scale the images. In Android Studio I expected to have a default image re-sizer, but unfortunately there is no such an option and it was slightly hard to import scaled images into the project. This plugin simplifies the job by providing four options to import an image into the project.

This article explains, how to import this plugin into your Android Studio. The complete user guide is available at the Git Hub page of this plugin.

Step 1:
Open your Android Studio and click on the Configure button as shown here.

Then click on the Plugins button to open the Plugins dialog.

If your Android Studio is already opened, goto the 'Settings' in 'File' menu and select the 'Plugins' option on the left-hand side pane of the Settings dialog.

Step 2:
Click on the Browse repositories... button.

Step 3:
Type 'Drawable' in the search box and select the "Android Drawable Importer" plugin from the list. Click on the Install Plugin button.

Step 4:
After the installation click on the 'Close' button. If Android Studio ask you to restart, allow it to restart.

Step 5:
Open any Android project or create a new one and right click on the drawable folder of the project. Select New from the context menu; there must be four new options to import new drawable images:

  • AndroidIcons Drawable
  • Material Icons Drawable
  • Scaled Drawable
  • Multisource-Drawable

More details about these import options are provided at the official Git Hub page.
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April 8, 2016 at 1:02 AM delete

but I am failed to install to android drawable installer it generate that error

Plugin Android Drawable Importer was not installed: Cannot download '': Connection reset
response: 200 OK

Gorcsa Andreea
July 20, 2017 at 5:47 PM delete

This helped me a lot! Thank you!

Pranay Kamble
March 22, 2018 at 10:35 PM delete

thankyou so much

Fatima Mirza
April 8, 2018 at 10:02 AM delete

Thank you so much. This is really helpful :)!

Kenneth Augustyn
October 31, 2018 at 1:08 PM delete

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