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Uploading Screens

Once you've created your prototype, you'll be prompted to add screens.

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With Craft Sync, you can upload screens directly from Photoshop or Sketch.

Alternatively, you can manually upload local files as screens. The file formats currently supported are:

  • GIF
  • PNG
  • JPEG
  • PDF

To learn more about file size limits when uploading, check out this article: What are the upload limits for InVision?

Manual screen uploads

To upload screens manually, open your project and, at the top right, click the pink plus button. Click Upload Screens and select the files you want to add as screens.

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You can also drag and drop any PNG, JPG, GIF, or PDF file over an open space in the screens tab.

Note: To replace an existing screen, drop a new file over an existing screen. If the new screen name is identical to the existing screen, the new screen will replace the existing screen. If the new screen name is not identical, it will be uploaded, but the original screen will remain.

Screen sizes for desktop and web

When designing for desktop or web, you can either size your screens for a specific target resolution or take advantage of features like auto-stretch backgrounds, scaling of screens down to browser width, and the screen alignment options to make your screen suitable for a variety of resolutions.

If designing for a target resolution, these two external resources can be helpful:

  • Materialdesign.io includes common desktop devices and their resolutions.
  • W3Counter breaks down screen resolutions by popularity each month.

Retina images

InVision Cloud will display any image at 50% by using the prescribed high-resolution modifier, @2x (e.g., [email protected]).

Note: Full page retina images may double your prototype's loading time, so use only when necessary.

InVision Cloud does not currently support @3x. To learn more, check out this related article: Does InVision support @3x design?

Screen sizes for mobile and tablet

Materialdesign.io also lists several popular mobile and tablet screen resolutions.

Note: Be sure to adjust your screen dimensions to account for the status bar if necessary. Read the section "Including the status bar in iOS" for more details.

For the iPhone specifically, this article from paintcodeapp.com is a great resource: The Ultimate Guide To iPhone Resolutions

Remember, mobile prototypes can scroll, so the screen heights listed below are simply minimum heights for your designs. When deciding what size screen to use, you should note that large screens may appear blurry when viewed in Safari on iOS. For more information, check out this article: Why are my images in iOS blurry?

Including the status bar in iOS

Because many designers leave space at the top of their designs for a device's status bar, InVision Cloud by default overlays the status bar on the design.

The following are iOS status bar heights that you may need to account for:

  • iPhone X: 44px height
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 60px height
  • iPhone 4–6: 40px height
  • non-retina iPhones: 20px height
  • Retina iPads: 40px height
  • Non-retina iPads: 20px height

Note: You will need to edit your images before uploading or replacing your screens in InVision Cloud.

If you don't include extra space in your design and your mobile screens appear cut off at the top, you can adjust the starting point of your screen. To learn more, check out this article: Why are my screens cut off at the top?

Including the status bar and nav bar in Android

Just like with iOS prototypes, InVision Cloud overlays a status bar on the design by default. You can adjust your screen sizes accordingly, or you can start your designs below the status bar.

For some Android devices, you might also need to account for the height of the nav bar in your design.

For more on the height of these system UI elements, see Google's design spec for Android and Chrome OS.

 

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