App for creating an Icon to Upload?

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  1. insocal macrumors regular

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    I don't have Photoshop. I have a Macbook with iPhoto of course but not sure if the Editing program on iPhoto would work. Can't seem to figure it out. I tried with Drudge Report and a couple of others and when I convert them, they're always WAY too big and blurry.

    I just want to be able to drag icons to my Desktop and edit them into the proper dimensions to be uploaded for Webclip Icons.

    Can someone recommend an app to do this? An inexpensive one would be great! HA!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    You can download the free trials for something like Photoshop Elements.

    Or try SeaShore.

    But I believe you can simply resize images inside iPhoto.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can resize them in Preview. Specify 57x57 pixels.
     
  4. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much! Just tried that but it still some out more wide than the shape of an icon. Are there certain measurements for the size as well?

    And I've read some sites telling people to go for a much higher PIXEL resolution because it gets shrunk down in the process.
     
  5. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    You keep posting this link everywhere but it doesn't help if we can't first SIZE the IMAGE.

    Do you know how to do that?

    Like with the DRUDGE REPORT logo?
     
  6. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    it doesnt matter because if it is too big, then webclips will auto resize it
     
  7. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, download and use the 30 day Photoshop trial
     
  8. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    For some reason, it's not resizing it. I'll try the Photoshop Trial I guess.
    Thanks!
     
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    hmm thats weird, i just used hsicon.com and it worked
     
  10. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    oh and i was thinking, if you want to just cut out a square size u can do this with crop in iphoto, using the square constraint and then resize it to 57x57 in preview
     
  11. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I drag the DRUDGE REPORT logo off of the site onto my desktop. Then I try to shrink it to fit in a square and it just won't fit. I'm sure it's so much easier that I think but I'm stuck.
     
  12. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    in preview, did you try to make it so that the sides were proportional, then it would not have worked
     
  13. macduke macrumors 604

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    And just how, exactly, are you going to upload your PNG file to the root directory of the drudge report's servers? You must be some kind of a crazy hacker!

    In all seriousness though, what are you trying to do exactly? You cannot make your own web clip icons for use on the iPhone 1.1.3 firmware unless you are a webmaster for that site. I'm sorry to say that you've just been wasting your time--unless I am completely misunderstanding what you are trying to do here.
     
  14. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh, as the above person just said, did you know that you actually have to be the webmaster of the site? and actually upload it onto the web server..

    Maybe yours is actually trying to get a webclip of the page in Safari.
     
  15. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    The website works, just find a picture that fits, it might take a few tries but it's a hell of a lot quicker than trying to edit and crop pictures. I made about 20 icons for my home screen and they all look great, go to Google Images and choose "Medium Image Sizes". Most of them will work.

    Be patient, I'm posting the link because it worked, try it out instead of worrying about photoshop.
     
  16. lokey macrumors regular

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    Easiest solution ever to creating the icon for a website...
    1. Go to the website and find the header image or whatever you want the icon to be.
    2. Press Apple-Shift-4 and your mouse ptr will turn into a crosshairs
    3. Drag a square over the image you want that webclip to be, making sure it's nearly a perfect square. This will put a PNG file on your desk.
    4. Go to that HSIcon website and upload that image...
    5. That's all...

    Easiest solution ever and it takes like 45 seconds!
     
  17. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I understand you don't have to have access to the website. You can use sites like www.webclip.us to use any icon for any website.
     
  18. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    yea, just do what i have been doing for custom webclips, creating pages, bookmarking them, and then editing the pages to be re-directs
     
  19. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not a hacker! I can't even resize an icon! HA!

    I was just wanting an image to put into hsicon.com and then redirect. Seems to be the easiest way when I can find an image.
     
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    Very nice tip! Thanks for posting!
     
  22. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot that you could do this. Great Idea!!

    I still think that if you want to customize it at all that your best bet is the Trial of Photoshop, or using pixelmator
     

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