Under the Bridge

Icon template

[UPDATE: Now points to the iPhone 4 savvy version!]

Here’s a handy template for your iPhone and iPad icon design needs:


– 512 pixels, iTunes Store style (Caution: very ugly. Talk to Apple about that, not me.)

- 512 pixels, iPad style (either have different overlays. Who’d have thought?)

– 512 pixels, iPhone style.

– 72 pixels for iPad home screen.

- 57 pixels for iPhone home screen.

[UPDATE: -114 pixels for iPhone 4 home screen!]

– 48 pixels for iPad Spotlight (with Spotlight background).

– 29 pixels for iPad / iPhone Settings and iPhone Spotlight (with both backgrounds).

Yes, it is getting complicated these days, isn’t it?

h/t: MacFanatic!


And here is a post about another icon template for Illustrator CS 5; and if you’re wondering about appropriate sizes for icons for Android, Linux, Windows, Safari, or anything else, check out their

Icon Reference Chart

And here is a script, iPhone-Photoshop-JSX-Icon-Exporter, to create all the needed sizes from one 512×512 icon.

And here is iOS Icon Template for Perfectionists, reputedly correcting a corner issue with the above template.

And finally, QA1686 App Icons on iPad and iPhone is where you should go for the current Final Word™!