Preview convert .ico files ?

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Can Preview convert .ico (Windows icon) files to .icns (Apple format) ?

    I have a few Windows games i'm porting over to Mac (with the use of WINE/Wineskin front-end) and while they work 100%, I cannot get the icon correct..

    I know the resolution would be 512x512 pixels, and also they look distorted, i've seen that's normal on Mac, however when i go to export and/or save i cannot. I get an error. Is this because I'm "editing" an exiting image, and not creating a new one ? a.k.a copy and paste image.
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried the steps exactley as listed on this webpage?
    This has never failed me ,no matter what the original image format.
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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  4. KALLT, Aug 22, 2016
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    KALLT macrumors 601

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    Preview has a hidden export option for ICNS. You have to press the option key when clicking on the button to choose the format in the export menu.

    I personally recommend using Image2Icon to quickly convert ICO to ICNS and apply it to a file/folder. You just have to drag the ICO file onto it, then the app bundle. I’ve been using it for the exact same purpose. :)
     
  5. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks... it worked.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Good to hear. :)
     

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