Can I add an image to a Folder icon?

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  1. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to add an image to a folder within Finder? For example, for my folder called 'Caravan' could I make it display a picture of a caravan, or a picture of a camera for my 'Photography' folder etc? This would help me locate the relevant folder immediately.


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  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    you have to find the images you want, but this is an awesome app; simple, free...
     
  3. PixelpusherBV macrumors member

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    Simply get the info for the folder (command + I) & paste (command + v) the image (that you have already copied to the clipboard (command + c)) into the folder image at the top of the info window. Then the folder will be displayed with your selected image.
     
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    Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^That did the trick, nice and easy as well. Took a few minutes for the images to finally appear on th folder icons, but it worked. Thanks buddy:)

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  5. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooooh, that works as well. Thanks:)
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    it will work, of course...except with images that show generic jpg or png icons
    (which is why i have 'plaster').
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The manual method works even with such pictures, if you copy the image, not the icon. No app is needed.

    How to change the icon for any disk, app, file or folder
     
  8. PixelpusherBV macrumors member

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    Better yet, if you are familiar with Photoshop, you can make the image you want partially transparent, so when you paste your image into the folder (on the info window), the folder will be shaped (transparent areas of the pic will show through to the desktop/ window), so it won't be just a plain square/ rectangle.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can do the same thing with Preview.
     

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