Converting png to desktop icon?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by meagain, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. meagain macrumors 68030

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  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I'd love to help but for some reason I can't download that file, I click it and it stalls waiting for deviantart.com? :confused:

    (I know its not me because I can download other icons from there just fine...)
     
  3. meagain thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It seems the link tosses you to a deviantart ad or something then you have to click 'continue' or something. Maybe that's why?

    Basically I have a nice Air icon but it's too small. I think this one would be the right size but it's in some png format that I'm not familiar with and the background is grey or I can't free the image from the background or something. :)
     
  4. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    Use the program img2icns to convert those .png files to .icn files

    that's what your problem is.
     
  5. meagain thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks but I can't get that to work either. I drag an icon there and it acts like it's doing something but doesn't. It did do something to 2 icons but they still have the grey background and I think are still png. This is obviously beyond me and my applications folder is now filled with files, etc. it shouldn't have.

    How about resizing a working icon on my desktop? Is there no easy way to do that?
     
  6. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I still can't get the original link to the icons to download! :confused:
     
  7. Matari macrumors member

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    You could try opening the .png in preview and then saving it as a jpeg. You can then put it into img2icns to turn it into a .icn file. Re the grey background - not too sure how you get rid of this, unless you put it into photoshop.
     

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