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    Default MAC USERS.. any icon can be yours
    i dunno if anyone know this but an easy way to convert an icon from anywebsite like iconfactory etc etc etc
    you open the icon in preview. and save it as a png... no cutting out anythin...all nice and masked for you

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    I'm pretty sure they need to be .png files. Preview wont open a standard icon for mac, even when if you change the extension to .ico...

    Am I mistaken?

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    if you double clikc on an icon, an actauly icon meaning not a folder it will open in preview

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    If it is an icon you can copy then paste it in photoshop.

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    I could be mistaken and probably am. This works on the Mac. I think if you take a screen shot of anything on your desktop with either Command-Shift-3 (which takes a snapshot of your entire screen) or if you use Command-Shift-4 (which brings up the crosshairs so you can select whatever area you want a picture of) the OS saves that file as Picture 1.png on your desktop. Multiple screen shots will be named numerically and and count up. For example, 3 screenshots will give you 3 different files on your desktop named Picture 1.png, Picture 2.png and Picture 3.png These are valid .png files. Maybe this helps? <shrug>
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    I use Iconverter 0.9 to convert the folders to icons. Works a treat, even has a batch processing feature!
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    well the reason i dont use the screen shot is because then you have to mask it... my way is pretty easy...

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    Right. Iconverter is fun, it has a ton of image types.
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    I use photoshop for my icons -> pngs im not sure if they are transparent (i forget) but it works great and its free (photoshop also if you know where to look ) anyway heres the link to a free plugin for photoshop mac and windows here

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    I use Iconverter 0.9 to convert the folders to icons. Works a treat, even has a batch processing feature!
    Very nice and easy program.

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    one great app for icons is pixadex. you can grab it at the iconfactory site.

    you can dl the base version and purchas if you want to keep track of a ton of icons. basically it's drag and drop, then you can click on an icon and grab it and the mask nicely and paste into your photoshop comp. very useful

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