Help with changing icon images

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C-lon, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. C-lon macrumors member

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    I've read how to change the image on an icon, but it doesn't seem to work the way I want it to. Here's my problem: I want to take an image I have–for example, this photo:
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    And use that on a folder icon. The thing is, this doesn't work. The smaller image in the upper left corner is the small "Preview" image, thus when I copy and paste, that icon is all i see.
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Get info on the file you want to put the new icon on as usual.
    Open the picture in preview > click on the picture > command c to copy > command v to paste onto the file icon on the top of the get info window. Done.
     
  4. C-lon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! This seems the best way for me to do it.
     

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