Create Tizen Images with Tizen Image Creator (TIC)

This topic provides information on how to create a Tizen image with TIC.

To use TIC, you have to set up the docker initially. For information on docker setup, see Set up docker.

Tizen Image Creator

TIC is an image creator tool used to create images for Tizen. The main features of TIC are as follows:

  • Provides web-based user interface
  • Easy installation with the docker image
  • Supports YAML style recipe

Supported environment

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or higher

Set up TIC on your PC

  1. Download the pre-configured docker-compose file, TIC docker-compose.

  2. Run the TIC docker container as a service:

       mkdir -p $HOME/tic-artifacts
       docker login -u [DockerHub_Username] -p [DockerHub_Password]
       docker-compose pull
       docker-compose up -d

Connect to the TIC web-service

  • Open the web browser and enter in the address bar. The TIC web UI screen appears:

    TIC web-service

Create a new Tizen image and SDK package


  • Easy

    • Select predefined set of images

    • Click Apply changes button


  • Advanced

    • Select Architecture

    • Import your own Recipe, Repository & Package (optional)

    • Click Apply changes button



  • If you select Easy mode, in Settings stage, you can see Summary of the image to be generated.


  • If you select Advanced mode, in Settings stage, you can see Details tab.

    • Select packages to be included in the image that will be created.


  • Click Create button

    • Enter an image name.

    • Check Generate SDK checkbox, if you want to generate SDK package.


  • Click Create button again.


  • You can see the list of image creation jobs and their progress.


  • Click X button if you want to cancel the job.


  • You can see the list of images.


  • Click the link of the image or SDK to download them.

To flash the generated image by TIC to a target device for verification, see Flashing an Image to RPI.

To use the generated SDK to develope applications with Tizen Studio, see Configuring the Package Manager and Configurable SDK.

TIC Frequently Asked Questions describes frequently asked questions and known issues.