Changing Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrderisory, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. mrderisory macrumors member

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    I know how to change Icons when they are in the Ico format.... but now everytime I download Icon packs the files are coming in PNGs and I have no clue how to make a png my Icon.

    I'd prefer to be able to do just that if there is a way, if not then is there a free converter?

    For some reason neither IConverter or PngtoIco will work for me. (I am on Tiger)
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    install Developer tools and use Icon Composer to make an icon file with different sizes.
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Or install the free img2icns, which is probably less effort.
     
  4. mrderisory thread starter macrumors member

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    Img2icns is what I meant, I had the name wrong.

    This program will not open for me. After unzipping it I click to open it, it bounces twice in my dock and then dissappears. It doesn't open or even attempt to open.
     
  5. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    I see, I'm sorry. Apparently, it's only Leopard and up.
     
  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Double click the png icon to open in preview > Save to desktop as pdf.
    Open pdf in preview command c to copy then paste on the top folder icon on the get info menu.
    I used to be able to use most formats via preview in Tiger/Leopard but SL only seems to allow pdf.
     

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