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A Scriptable script that creates "invisible" widget backgrounds based on your iOS wallpaper, and then either uses them as a Scriptable widget background or exports to your camera roll.
/*
MIT License
Copyright (c) 2022 Maxwell Zeryck
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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*/
// Widgets are unique based on the name of the script.
const filename = Script.name() + ".jpg"
const files = FileManager.local()
const path = files.joinPath(files.documentsDirectory(), filename)
if (config.runsInWidget) {
let widget = new ListWidget()
widget.backgroundImage = files.readImage(path)
// You can your own code here to add additional items to the "invisible" background of the widget.
Script.setWidget(widget)
Script.complete()
/*
* The code below this comment is used to set up the invisible widget.
* ===================================================================
*/
} else {
// Determine if user has taken the screenshot.
var message
message = "Before you start, go to your home screen and enter wiggle mode. Scroll to the empty page on the far right and take a screenshot."
let exitOptions = ["Continue","Exit to Take Screenshot"]
let shouldExit = await generateAlert(message,exitOptions)
if (shouldExit) return
// Get screenshot and determine phone size.
let img = await Photos.fromLibrary()
let height = img.size.height
let phone = phoneSizes()[height]
if (!phone) {
message = "It looks like you selected an image that isn't an iPhone screenshot, or your iPhone is not supported. Try again with a different image."
await generateAlert(message,["OK"])
return
}
// Extra setup needed for 2436-sized phones.
if (height == 2436) {
let cacheName = "mz-phone-type"
let cachePath = files.joinPath(files.libraryDirectory(), cacheName)
// If we already cached the phone size, load it.
if (files.fileExists(cachePath)) {
let typeString = files.readString(cachePath)
phone = phone[typeString]
// Otherwise, prompt the user.
} else {
message = "What type of iPhone do you have?"
let types = ["iPhone 12 mini", "iPhone 11 Pro, XS, or X"]
let typeIndex = await generateAlert(message, types)
let type = (typeIndex == 0) ? "mini" : "x"
phone = phone[type]
files.writeString(cachePath, type)
}
}
// Prompt for widget size and position.
message = "What size of widget are you creating?"
let sizes = ["Small","Medium","Large"]
let size = await generateAlert(message,sizes)
let widgetSize = sizes[size]
message = "What position will it be in?"
message += (height == 1136 ? " (Note that your device only supports two rows of widgets, so the middle and bottom options are the same.)" : "")
// Determine image crop based on phone size.
let crop = { w: "", h: "", x: "", y: "" }
if (widgetSize == "Small") {
crop.w = phone.small
crop.h = phone.small
let positions = ["Top left","Top right","Middle left","Middle right","Bottom left","Bottom right"]
let position = await generateAlert(message,positions)
// Convert the two words into two keys for the phone size dictionary.
let keys = positions[position].toLowerCase().split(' ')
crop.y = phone[keys[0]]
crop.x = phone[keys[1]]
} else if (widgetSize == "Medium") {
crop.w = phone.medium
crop.h = phone.small
// Medium and large widgets have a fixed x-value.
crop.x = phone.left
let positions = ["Top","Middle","Bottom"]
let position = await generateAlert(message,positions)
let key = positions[position].toLowerCase()
crop.y = phone[key]
} else if(widgetSize == "Large") {
crop.w = phone.medium
crop.h = phone.large
crop.x = phone.left
let positions = ["Top","Bottom"]
let position = await generateAlert(message,positions)
// Large widgets at the bottom have the "middle" y-value.
crop.y = position ? phone.middle : phone.top
}
// Crop image and finalize the widget.
let imgCrop = cropImage(img, new Rect(crop.x,crop.y,crop.w,crop.h))
message = "Your widget background is ready. Would you like to use it as this script's background, or export the image for use in a different script or another widget app?"
const exportPhotoOptions = ["Use for this script","Export to Photos","Export to Files"]
const exportPhoto = await generateAlert(message,exportPhotoOptions)
if (exportPhoto == 0) {
files.writeImage(path,imgCrop)
} else if (exportPhoto == 1) {
Photos.save(imgCrop)
} else if (exportPhoto == 2) {
await DocumentPicker.exportImage(imgCrop)
}
Script.complete()
}
// Generate an alert with the provided array of options.
async function generateAlert(message,options) {
let alert = new Alert()
alert.message = message
for (const option of options) {
alert.addAction(option)
}
let response = await alert.presentAlert()
return response
}
// Crop an image into the specified rect.
function cropImage(img,rect) {
let draw = new DrawContext()
draw.size = new Size(rect.width, rect.height)
draw.drawImageAtPoint(img,new Point(-rect.x, -rect.y))
return draw.getImage()
}
// Pixel sizes and positions for widgets on all supported phones.
function phoneSizes() {
let phones = {
// 14 Pro Max
"2796": {
small: 510,
medium: 1092,
large: 1146,
left: 99,
right: 681,
top: 282,
middle: 918,
bottom: 1554
},
// 14 Pro
"2556": {
small: 474,
medium: 1014,
large: 1062,
left: 82,
right: 622,
top: 270,
middle: 858,
bottom: 1446
},
// 13 Pro Max, 12 Pro Max
"2778": {
small: 510,
medium: 1092,
large: 1146,
left: 96,
right: 678,
top: 246,
middle: 882,
bottom: 1518
},
// 13, 13 Pro, 12, 12 Pro
"2532": {
small: 474,
medium: 1014,
large: 1062,
left: 78,
right: 618,
top: 231,
middle: 819,
bottom: 1407
},
// 11 Pro Max, XS Max
"2688": {
small: 507,
medium: 1080,
large: 1137,
left: 81,
right: 654,
top: 228,
middle: 858,
bottom: 1488
},
// 11, XR
"1792": {
small: 338,
medium: 720,
large: 758,
left: 55,
right: 437,
top: 159,
middle: 579,
bottom: 999
},
// 13 mini, 12 mini / 11 Pro, XS, X
"2436": {
x: {
small: 465,
medium: 987,
large: 1035,
left: 69,
right: 591,
top: 213,
middle: 783,
bottom: 1353,
},
mini: {
small: 465,
medium: 987,
large: 1035,
left: 69,
right: 591,
top: 231,
middle: 801,
bottom: 1371,
}
},
// Plus phones
"2208": {
small: 471,
medium: 1044,
large: 1071,
left: 99,
right: 672,
top: 114,
middle: 696,
bottom: 1278
},
// SE2 and 6/6S/7/8
"1334": {
small: 296,
medium: 642,
large: 648,
left: 54,
right: 400,
top: 60,
middle: 412,
bottom: 764
},
// SE1
"1136": {
small: 282,
medium: 584,
large: 622,
left: 30,
right: 332,
top: 59,
middle: 399,
bottom: 399
},
// 11 and XR in Display Zoom mode
"1624": {
small: 310,
medium: 658,
large: 690,
left: 46,
right: 394,
top: 142,
middle: 522,
bottom: 902
},
// Plus in Display Zoom mode
"2001" : {
small: 444,
medium: 963,
large: 972,
left: 81,
right: 600,
top: 90,
middle: 618,
bottom: 1146
},
}
return phones
}
@StratosHF
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StratosHF commented Nov 16, 2020

That fixed it, not sure how I got the wrong script, but thank you for pointing out my mistake. Works perfectly!

@mzeryck
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mzeryck commented Nov 16, 2020

@StratosHF Don't worry about it, I'm glad it works now! :)

@janik6n
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janik6n commented Nov 16, 2020

Just wanted to confirm that this works nicely on 12 Pro Max! Once again, great work 👏

@arlon8taruc
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arlon8taruc commented Nov 20, 2020

I got the calendar working but i cant make it to the transparent part? I think im lost!!!

@mzeryck
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mzeryck commented Nov 21, 2020

@arlon8taruc When you copy and paste the code into a script, and press Run, it should guide you through the process. At the end, it will make an image. You can use that image as the background for any widget, making that widget appear "transparent". Does that help?

@david-zou
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david-zou commented Nov 29, 2020

I’ve noticed that the ‘transparent’ widget background created from this script has slightly lower image quality than the actual wallpaper background (edges are noticeably blurrier), possibly due to jpeg compression. Is there currently any way to fix this by preserving the original image quality? FWIW, running it in a 12 Pro Max.

@mzeryck
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mzeryck commented Nov 30, 2020

@david-zou If you save the exported image to Photos or Files, you'll see that the script does export at full resolution - it's just that all Scriptable widgets reduce the resolution of background images. I'm not sure why. You can see this if you use one of these backgrounds in a different widget app, they'll appear sharper.

@mzeryck
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mzeryck commented Dec 2, 2020

@08ggininder I'm guessing you're asking about Weather Cal, which version do you have? There are text settings for all of the hard-coded words on the widget that you can edit.

@yung40oz84
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yung40oz84 commented Dec 4, 2020

How do I get the scriptable image processor JS file to work with iPhone 12 Pro Max? I like the blue backgrounds and this is just for clear. What would I have to add to the other to make it function with 12 pro Max? Thanks!

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behns13 commented Dec 18, 2020

Is it possible to automate the steps to complete this script (i.e. the jiggle mode, screenshot, widget size, transparency, option)? I’ve dabbled in setting my wallpaper through Automation (changes daily), and I think it’s be really cool to incorporate this into it! I guess your Weather Cal widget would also need to be incorporated for it to work too.

Anyways, just a thought! Great scripts mate! It literally changed the way I use my iPhone on a daily basis!

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mzeryck commented Dec 21, 2020

@yung40oz84 The most recent version should work with the 12 Pro Max!

@behns13 Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it! With that new calendar automation stuff I am definitely thinking about ways to integrate into Weather Cal - wallpaper changes for Dark Mode have been requested many times, so check the GitHub page hopefully sometime this week while I'm on vacation! :)

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LuKresXD commented Jan 7, 2021

7500487F-AF59-41B0-9A98-83421AEA963D
I have one problem... How to fix it?

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Duckbilled commented Feb 12, 2021

7500487F-AF59-41B0-9A98-83421AEA963D
I have one problem... How to fix it?

I have the same issue, have you managed to fix it?

i think the code in the scriptable gallery just doesn’t really work well :)

@CaractacusPott
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CaractacusPott commented Mar 23, 2021

@mzeryck this is really an excellent widget. Is there any chance you would consider adding a permissive license such as MIT to it just so other developers could get clarity? Regardless - huge fan of this (wish Apple would've included it out of the box!). Thanks.

@thonkinator
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thonkinator commented Aug 20, 2021

thanks to iPadOS 15, iPads now have their widgets on the home screen like iOS. because of this, i was wondering if there'll ever be a version that supports iPads?

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bcmadsen commented Sep 21, 2021

I would love to see this for iPad too!

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Kyxrem commented Sep 24, 2021

Here are the values for the iPhone 13
"2532": {
"small": 474,
"medium": 1014,
"large": 1062,
"left": 78,
"right": 618,
"top": 231,
"middle": 819,
"bottom": 1407
},

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Kyxrem commented Sep 25, 2021

I created a new page with lots of small widgets. Preferably black widgets like the clock and a white background. Afterwards you take a screenshot of that page, load it up to you computer and open the image with some image manipultaion tool. I choose GIMP. In GIMP you can draw rectangles and it will tell you the position of the top-left corner of the rectangle and the size.
In my case, 2532 is the height of the phone.
"small" is the width of a small widget.
"medium" is the with of a medium widget.
"large" is the height of a large widget.
"left" is the distance from the left side of the screenshot to the left side of a widget on the left side.
"right" is the distance from the left side of the screenshot to the left side of a widget on the right side.
"top" is the distance from the top of the screenshot to the first row of widgets.
"middle" is the distance from the top of the screenshot to the second row of widgets.
"bottom" is the distance from the top of the screenshot to the third row of widgets.

Hope that helps. If you still have any questions just ask.

@Nathaniell1
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Nathaniell1 commented Sep 26, 2021

Thank you. I figured it out in the meantime - hence the deleted post + realized your positions are same as for iphone 12. When I tried it I also got the same positions as for 13 mini. But still, my widgets are never exact... its always pixel or more wrong. Don't know where is a problem.

Edit: It seems like that the widget picture is ever so slightly zoomed in. From my testing it seems like picture is being stretched by 5px in every direction.

Edit2: Ok everything is working now. Previously I was just saving the image generated by the script and used it with other widget apps.. This produced the wrongly - zoomed image. When you instead save the image to be used by the script, then on Home screen Add widget -> Scriptable. Then edit widget and pick up this script -> pick this script -> The picture is perfect. Only drawback of this is that you will have "|Scriptable" under your widget which is a bummer (I also tried using Yidget, which has only "-" as its name and that looked much better)

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YoungGun821 commented Sep 26, 2021

Here are the values for the iPhone 13
"2532": {
"small": 474,
"medium": 1014,
"large": 1062,
"left": 78,
"right": 618,
"top": 231,
"middle": 819,
"bottom": 1407
},

13 Pro Max here. I am no coder. I placed it in, tried to run it and it's still not recognizing the screenshots. What am I doing wrong?

@ImLvna
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ImLvna commented Oct 19, 2021

13 Pro Max here. I am no coder. I placed it in, tried to run it and it's still not recognizing the screenshots. What am I doing wrong?

13 Pro Max is bigger than the base 13 model. The values would be different between the two

@Unchanged-Is-Changed
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Unchanged-Is-Changed commented Oct 26, 2021

Margin is changed in iOS 15,Does anyone have new data

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Hucksleyy91 commented Dec 18, 2021

iPhone 13 pro max user here
Can someone help me with adding support for the 13 pro max :-)

@SgtPooki
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SgtPooki commented Feb 16, 2022

how do you set the background image for a widget…?

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mzeryck commented Mar 15, 2022

@CaractacusPott I'm only a year late - but I did finally add the MIT license to this gist and my more full-fledged transparency project.

@YoungGun821 @Unchanged-Is-Changed @Hucksleyy91 Does anyone know how the margins/sizing changed with the 13 Pro Max? It seems to work fine as-is with my 13 Pro, but I don't have access to a Max to test with. A screenshot like this full of small widgets would be very helpful.

For anyone else looking at this thread - this Gist is an older version of what is now Widget Blur, which does transparency but also a blurring effect similar to Apple's Batteries widget.

@Enzino57
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Enzino57 commented Sep 26, 2022

No work with iOS 16 and iPhone 14 Pro Max

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mzeryck commented Sep 28, 2022

@Enzino57 Just updated the code - let me know if it's working as expected now!

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Enzino57 commented Sep 28, 2022

Perfect. Thank you 👍🏻

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mcnahum commented Sep 28, 2022

Working perfectly on iPhone 14 pro

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tokyno commented Oct 25, 2022

Hi, I just downloaded new version of blurred widgets script for iPhone 14 Pro, but I am missing option to choose blurred background (dark or light). Im just getting transparent background. Can someone help me with that please?

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