Build Resizing Image in Navigation Bar with Large Title

Updated on
June 16, 2023
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circled image in Navigation Bar
Demo of circled image in Navigation Bar


This 5-steps tutorial shows the implementation of an image which resizes according to the height of navigation bar with a large title (iOS 11). You may see the demo above ☝️.

Let’s jump right into coding 👨‍💻!

Step 1. Creating an image

Declare a property in a class scope:


Note: it could also be a UIButton or anything that is a subclass of UIView.

Step 2. Add Constants

Your design is unique 🦄: add a Constants structure with your custom sizes and margins. Just copy&paste the code below into the class scope and edit according to your designs:


Note: I recommend reading the descriptions to properties to make sure to do it the right way.

Constants visualization:

a) Large Navigation Bar state

Constants for Large Nav Bar state
Constants for Large Nav Bar state

b) Small Navigation Bar state

Constants for Small Nav Bar state
Constants for Small Nav Bar state

Step 3. Initial UI setup

Create a method to make initial image UI setup:


Note: don’t forget to call this method.

Milestone #1:

Run your project and check if there are no layout errors in the console and if the image is showed up properly. Please, note that the image won’t resize yet.

image and constraints
MIlestone #1: image and constraints

Step 4. Resizing method

Create a method that will resize and move the image in the navigation bar:


Shortly about what this method does: change the size of the image using .scaledBy. Also, move the image using .translatedBy since we want to:

  • keep the right margin constant 16pt
  • change the bottom margin from 6pt to 12pt.

Step 5. Implement UIScrollView delegate method

Add delegate method of UIScrollView and call the method from the previous step:


Milestone #2 (final 🏁):

Run your app and check if it’s resizing properly when you scroll down/up:

resizing image
MIlestone #1: resizing image

Step 6. Hide image (optional)

In case you need to hide the image from navigation bar when navigating to another screen in your navigation controller stack add these methods:


Step 7. Action on image tap (optional)

In case you want to perform an action by tapping the image follow this answer.

You are done 💪

Complete project on GitHub.

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