How do I convert icons into gifs or jpgs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by majordude, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
    #1
    I downloaded an icon pack and want to use a few in a document I am writing. How do I convert them into something other applications (Word or Dreamweaver) can use?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Location:
    Blue Dot, Red State
    #3
    if you open them with preview, you can save them as a jpeg pretty easily.
     
  4. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
    #4
    I must be doing something wrong.

    The icons don't have any extensions but if I look at them in a folder (using finder) I can see the pictures perfectly. But I can't open them with anything.

    I started Preview and went to file... it wouldn't let me open them. They were grayed out so to speak.
     
  5. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Location:
    Blue Dot, Red State
    #5
    could always shift-command-4 it, then open in preview and save as jpeg, most applications handle .png's pretty well.
     
  6. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
    #6
    Yeah, this will work but I really wanted a non-kludge way. The original icons appear to be scaleable and if I could figure out their format it might convert a bit nicer.
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    #8
    in the Finder, File->Get Info on the icon file, and click on the icon shown in the top left of that window so that it grows a blue halo. Then Edit->Copy. If you then go into Preview and pick File->New, your icon should be there to save as you like.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #9
    Click on the icon. Press 'Command + i' then copy and paste the icon at the top into what ever you want. Thats how I do it. :)
     
  9. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
  10. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
    #11
    This kinda works but it only copies a small icon.
     

Share This Page