using .png as icon how?

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  1. Sethable macrumors regular

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  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    to use a .png file as icon do this:

    1) Open the .png file in Preview
    2) Press command-A to select the entire image
    3) Press command-C to copy the selection
    4) Control-Click on the file/folder you would like to change
    5) Click the icon (so there is a frame around it)
    6) Press command-V to paste the image into that

    Done. Enjoy!
    /Rupert
     
  3. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you and yes your right normally that would work fine.

    However have you ever tried to do that with the finder icon?
    That won't work.
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Oops, missed that you would like to change the Finder icon. Yes, that won't work. I guess you have to change the .icns file inside the Finder application bundle which is located here:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/Finder.icns

    So I think you have to create a custom .icns file and replace the existing one.

    /Rupert
     
  5. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    hence my original questions.
    I am asking how one would make that file.
    I can't change the extension.

    If I could I would be able to just drag and drop it into the section for the finder icon in candybar.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Icon Composer is an Apple app that you can optionally install as part of the Developer package. It's probably a bit more than you really need, but it would allow you to create an .icns file.

    That said, there should be a fairly simple way to use CandyBar to do this. It might involve just converting the .png file to something like .jpeg or .gif, but I have no idea, as I've never used the app before.
     
  7. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Yea. But instead of installing all the Developers' Tools, just download this lighweight app.
     
  8. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much for that. That is exactly what I was looking for!
     
  9. Manderson macrumors newbie

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    Damn, beat me to it... Img2Icns pwns.. although I have no problem using CandyBar to change my finder icon with png's?

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    Yes, my post has no value whatsoever.
     
  10. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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    well I had issues in candybar for some reason but that other app cleared my issues right up ..

    this is what I ended up with

    here
     
  11. devman macrumors 65816

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    very nice. Do you have a link for the desktop background image?
     
  12. Manderson macrumors newbie

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  13. surfdamurf macrumors newbie

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    Transparency!

    I have a PNG with transparent Bg and I want to set this as an icon for one of my drives.

    However, when I paste it into the Info panel the BG is set to white and not transparent.

    Anyone know how to do this?
     
  14. nick47 macrumors newbie

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    I registered just so I could tell you that your post did have value to me, since it explained perfectly how to set my new corsair 16 gb memory stick to have a cool icon I found.

    You rule!
     
  15. pier macrumors 6502

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    Thanksss!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. daisun macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to go off topic. But, is there an easy way to make those stack containers to stay on top even with the 'sort by' setting set to 'date added.' I've googled and read numerous posts regarding it and I cant seem to find any complete solutions to this problem.
     

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