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I'm going to make an IOS app, and I will get interface mockups of my app from a designer. But I don't know in which format he will send me the interface, whether in PSD or JPEG format.

With the given format i want to find all specs like X-Y coordinates, width, height and distance between each element present in the interface in points or pixels.

So, is there any tool to get all the specs? I have searched and found xScope but i have not used it yet. Is this tool effective or not? Are there any other free tools?

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    x-scope is to measure elements in your computer screen, not necessarily the best tool to get specs from design files (if you zoom in the measurements are invalid). Ask your designer, not us. – Luciano Aug 12 '16 at 9:07
  • Only applicable to PSD but possible duplicate: Free plugin to create/display Photoshop measurement annotations – Cai Aug 12 '16 at 10:21
  • Given this is not asking about a particular format, but could include anything from a hand drawing to a PSD, I'm voting to close this question as too broad – Zach Saucier Aug 12 '16 at 11:47
  • I also believe this is something you need to ask the designer (and/or agree on), but if you have Photoshop I personally find it quite easy to use the Slice tool to create measuring boxes on top of the stuff. But they are not for coordinates, they would be best for getting widths and heights. – Yisela Aug 12 '16 at 13:11
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You can upload PSDs in Brackets, an Open Source Adobe tool. It give you every specs you want and can extract assets directly from the PSD.

As a Web Designer, I don't use it much. But our developers do, and they gave me great feedback about it.

  • I don't think you understood the question. How does that help getting the specs from the PSD files? – Luciano Aug 12 '16 at 10:34
  • @Luciano Brackets can extract specs and assets directly from PSDs – Cai Aug 12 '16 at 11:31
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    oh ok, my bad. Reverting my vote then – Luciano Aug 12 '16 at 12:42

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