Android Graphics Resources For Use In Apps

Some Launcher Icons, Menu Icons and Other Android Graphics Resources

These Android graphics resources have appeared in our articles and Android sample programs. The following Android graphics resources are free to use, that includes royalty free and free for commercial use, they have been released to the public domain..

Royalty Free and Public Domain Launcher Icons

Some of the Android launcher icons that have been used in articles and sample projects are here. For information on icon sizes see the article Android Icon Size – Launcher and Google Play Store. See the article Free Android Icons Using OpenClipArt.org and Paint.NET for a tutorial on generating Android icons from free images available from the Open Clip Art Library. See the article Android Launcher Icons Using Inkscape to see how icons can be created using Inkscape. The Low Dots Per Inch (LDPI) icon (36×36) is less important for modern Android devices but is include for completeness. The Extra Extra High Dopts Per Inch (XXHDPI) icon (144×144) is not shown and is not yet in all the zip files.

Launcher Icons In Android Format
Name LDPI MDPI HDPI XHDPI All Zipped For Import
Globe Android Format Globe Icon LDPI Android Format Globe Icon MDPI Android Format Globe Icon HDPI Android Format Globe Icon XHDPI globeicon.zip
Cup of Coffee Android Cupof Coffee icon for LDPI screens Android Cup of Coffee icon for MDPI screens Android Cup of Coffee icon for HDPI screens Android Cup of Coffee icon for XHDPI screens coffecupicon.zip
Magnifying Glass Andriod Low Density Magnifying Glass Icon Android Medium Density Magnifying Glass Icon Android High Density Magnifying Glass Icon Android Xtra High Density Magnifying Glass Icon magglass.zip
Green Tick Green Tick LDPI Icon Android Format Green Tick MDPI Icon Android Format Green Tick HDPI Icon Android Format Green Tick XHDPI Icon Android Format greentick.zip
Red Cross Red Cross LDPI Icon Android Format Red Cross MDPI Icon Android Format Red Cross HDPI Icon Android Format Red Cross XHDPI Icon Android Format redcross.zip
Dice A small 3d dice Medium Res 3D Dice High Res 3d Dice XHDPI 3D Dice dice_icon.zip
Home Icon Small Android Format Home Icon Medium Android Home Icon A High Density Home Icon Extra High Density Android Home Icon home_icon.zip
Flashlight Icon  Android LDPI Torch Icon  Android MDPI Torch Icon  Android HDPI Torch Icon  XHDPI Torch Icon torch_icons.zip
Bug Icon  Android Bug Icon LDPI  Android Bug Icon MDPI  Bug Icon HDPI  Bug Icon XHDPI bug_icon_android.zip
Switch Off Switch Off LDPI      Switch Off MDPI Switch Off HDPI Switch Off XHDPI  switch_off_icon.zip
Switch On Switch On LDPI switch_on_m Switch On Icon HDPI Switch On Icon XHDPI  switch_on_icon.zip
Android Robot Android Robot Icon LDPI Android Robot Icon MDPI Android Robot Icon HDPI Android Robot Icon XHDPI  android_robot_icon.zip

The Android Robot is available as a vector file.

Royalty Free and Public Domain Android Menu Icons

Menu Icons In Android Format
Name LDPI MDPI HDPI XHDPI All Zipped For Import
Exclamation Exclamation Menu Icon for Android (LDPI) Exclamation Menu Icon for Android (MDPI) Exclamation Menu Icon for Android (HDPI) Exclamation Menu Icon for Android (XHDPI) exclamation.zip
Exit Exit Menu Icon for Android (LDPI) Exit Menu Icon for Android (MDPI) Exit Menu Icon for Android (HDPI) Exit Menu Icon for Android (XHDPI) exit.zip
Information Information Menu Icon for Android (LDPI) Information Menu Icon for Android (MDPI) Information Menu Icon for Android (HDPI) Information Menu Icon for Android (XHDPI) information.zip
Question Question Menu Icon for Android (LDPI) Question Menu Icon for Android (MDPI) Question Menu Icon for Android (HDPI) Question Menu Icon for Android (XHDPI) question.zip

Using the Android Icons

To use the above icons in a project they need to be in the relevant drawable folder, as discussed in the articles. If you download the zip file containing all the graphics at the various densities they can be imported into a project via the File menu and Import option then selecting Archive File (see Move Android Code Between PCs Running Eclipse for more information).

By default a launcher icon is called ic_launcher.png. If the imported PNG graphic is to be the App’s icon and it is not called ic_launcher.png then either rename it to be that (in all the screen density directories), or change the reference to the file name in the android:icon attribute in the manifest (AndroidManifest.xml).

High Resolution App Icon Example

Click for Example Android Graphics Resources for App PublishingA High Resolution App Icon is required when an App is published on Google Play (formerly Android Market). The article High Resolution App Icon for Google Play Publishing shows how to create one using Inkscape. This image is the result of following that tutorial. Click on the image to see the full size (512×512).

Other Graphical Resources

Other Graphical Resources In Android Format
Name LDPI MDPI HDPI XHDPI All Zipped For Import
Gold Medallion  Small Gold Medallion LDPI Gold Medallion Gold Medallion HDPI Gold Medallion XHDPI medals_png.zip
Silver Medallion Small Silver Medallion LDPI Silver Medallion Silver Medallion HDPI Silver Medallion XHDPI ditto
Bronze Medallion Small Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion HDPI Bronze Medallion XHDPI ditto

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