Individual Photo Icon Replacement Help...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 150hp, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. 150hp macrumors regular

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    Hello, All-

    OK, I just migrated to a C2D iMac from my G3 iMac. I am looking for a photo editor program that will replace each image's icon with a tiny preview like Photoshop 3 did on my G3. I would open up each picture, manipulate it & then when I saved it, the generic JPEG icon would be replaced with a preview of the actual image file.

    Now that I cannot use my ancient Photoshop on the C2D, I have started to look at free photo editor's. I currently have iPhoto, Seashore, & Gimpshop installed. I have toyed with an image in each & no luck with the icon change. I know iPhoto makes up a gallery in the library view which is great but I don't want to always open iPhoto to see the pics. I want to go right to the folder they are in & see each image.

    & since I just purchased the iMac, I do not have the cash for Photoshop CS3 so that choice is ruled out.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have Show Icon Preview selected in the View Options of the folder you're looking at with your pictures in it? Press COMMAND-J to get the View Options pane up. :)
     
  3. 150hp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Mad Jew. That was so what I needed. This community brings a smile to my face.
     
  4. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Hello 150hp,

    It may not bug you (or you may not have the problem) but ever since MacOS 10.4.4 the Preview JPEG icons I get are rather crude and ugly (no antialiasing, and with wide black borders).

    To correct this I use: CocoThumbX.

    You simply drag an image or folder of images in and it creates a very nicely rendered icon for you - importantly without changing ANY of the metadata (date/time created etc.). To see the new thumbnail, you must now NOT have "show icon preview" checked, thus bypassing the Finder's crude icon creator.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries 150hp. Nice tip Spectrum. I don't even use the thumbnails, so I never noticed the difference.
     

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