Creating an ICON?

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  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone. My school has a specific application that it requires all it's students to use. However the icon that the designated for the app is hideous. I would like to create a new icon using the school's logo. How can I do this? Can someone maybe help me. http://www.cornell.edu is the website and the icon is in the top left cornell (just the circular insignia not the words). Maybe someone could turn it into an icon for me really quickly or tell me how to do so? Thanks.
     
  2. mark! macrumors 65816

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    save that & download pic2icon & put the *.png through that. make sure you read the readme if you don't understand...it is hard for me to explain.
     

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  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Scrap it, mark did a much better job.




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  4. mark! macrumors 65816

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    you made one?
    i wanna see it :)
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Compared to your aquafied beauty, I wouldn't dare! :eek: :D




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  6. mark! macrumors 65816

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    hmm. it takes like 10 seconds. thanks though :D

    i personally don't like it 'cause it looks to glossy but whatever.
     
  7. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. mark! macrumors 65816

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    You have to read the read me. gosh!
    Open pic2icon, and then put the picture through there. After it is done, go to that same icon & highlight it, press COMMAND+I or (Get Info from the File menu). You will se in the upper left hand corner that same picture just..smaller. Click it once, and then press COMMAND+C and do that same process with the icon you are wanting to replace it with, except press COMMAND+V
     
  9. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I read the Read Me and I did everything you said. However, after I convert the pics using Pic2Icon and go into "Get Info " the little icon in the upper left hand corner is competely blank. So that is my problem.
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think you guys are talking about 2 different things. Markkk, he means the favicon I think, and you are talking about like desktop icon icon's.
     
  11. mark! macrumors 65816

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    he said app
     
  12. mark! macrumors 65816

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    here is is in a zipped ... its 3 folder-icon things. just do the copy & paste thing i explained earlier.

    View attachment Archive.zip
     
  13. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    ohhhhhh, ok. I thought he meant top left as in the favicon...

    don't mind me. :eek:
     
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