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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...
07-23-2007, 02:27 PM #1MAC 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
07-23-2007, 04:27 PM #2
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?
07-23-2007, 04:55 PM #3
if you double clikc on an icon, an actauly icon meaning not a folder it will open in preview
07-23-2007, 05:02 PM #4
If it is an icon you can copy then paste it in photoshop.
07-23-2007, 06:05 PM #5
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>
Last edited by Space Cowboy; 07-23-2007 at 06:30 PM. Reason: ClarificationsTo a hammer everything looks like a nail
07-23-2007, 08:48 PM #6
07-23-2007, 08:49 PM #7
well the reason i dont use the screen shot is because then you have to mask it... my way is pretty easy...
07-23-2007, 08:53 PM #8
Right. Iconverter is fun, it has a ton of image types.
07-24-2007, 01:11 AM #9
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
07-24-2007, 08:49 AM #10
07-24-2007, 09:18 AM #11
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