Icon file with no preview

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zw-gator, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    #1
    How do you save an .icns file and also have a preview?

    When I go to "get info" on my .icns files, there's no preview :confused:
     
  2. zw-gator thread starter macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    #2
    This is also happening with most .png files

    Some have a little preview up top, while most do not.
     

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  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    The Finder will generate previews for ICNS and PNG files, but the file icon itself may still be generic - it depends on the app you used to create the file. Photoshop for example can include icon previews when saving (I find it mostly useless because the Finder does a better job).

    I'm assuming you're talking about the file's icon and not the image preview in the "Preview" area of the Get Info window?
     
  4. zw-gator thread starter macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    I figured it out!

    For anyone who stumbles upon this thread in the future, there's a program called "Pinki" (works with SL). It's very small and will add a thumbnail to any image that doesn't have one.

    It's EXTREMELY easy to make icon images now.
     

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