Folder icon custom image blurry in Mojave.

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Showmaster, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Showmaster macrumors member

    Showmaster

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    Hi,

    I would always customise the icon of my folder, you know:

    Open a picture in Preview, Command + A, then Command + C.
    Then go to "Info" of the folder in question, click on the standard (blue) picture and with Command + V the folder will now show the customised picture.

    However, now in Mojave; the picture will be completely blurry? Even if the original picture is super sharp.
    Why?
    And how to get a sharp picture for my folder icons again please?


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  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Some research says if the image was not square it would be blurry.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8562625

    Some testing shows that the first picture I tried was blurry, and a cropped to square version was sharp.

    Also interesting is that iPhone photos are sharp (even not square) and other images are blurry.
     
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  4. Showmaster, Dec 5, 2018
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    Showmaster thread starter macrumors member

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    The Apple forum has been down the whole day yesterday.....from where I am anyway.


    --- Post Merged, Dec 5, 2018 ---
    Thanks, interesting too!

    However, the "square" tip seems to work indeed! (After a couple of minutes trying).
    In previous OSX versions the exact square shape was not that critical, though.

    Thanks very much!

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  5. dan329 macrumors newbie

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    The custom icons appear blurry if the original is not square in size... but when you make an alias of a file with a custom icon, it changes the format of the original icon making it more portrait than square, and makes the icon blurry again.

    anyone have a work around?
     
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  7. Showmaster thread starter macrumors member

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    Make sure the picture you want to use is absolutely square......and I mean square!
    Height and width will have to be identical.

    That normally does the trick although it takes a few attempts some times.

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