What's the Best Mac Icon Creator Out there ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fab5freddy, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I would like to make mac icons from normal jpgs and pngs.....

    What is the Best App out there now ?

    thanks!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I tried to use jpgs and pngs , but my mac wouldn't accept those
    formats for using as an Icon ....

    How do i convert to a Mac icon Format ?
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    I use Preview, though my needs aren't high. The Mac has no icon format. PNG works the best though. To get the icon in place open your new icon and do +C. Then click on the app or whatever that needs an icon and press +I. Then in the top right corner, click the icon and press +V.

    Also, a resolution of 200 x 200 is best.
     
  5. Shunnabunich macrumors regular

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    What are all those .icns files for, then? :D

    Apple includes an application called Icon Composer with their developer tools, which you can find on your Leopard DVD or on Apple's developer site. Icon Composer presents you with several drop zones, one for each size of image an icon should have. If you drop your desired picture into the largest (512x512) one, it'll give you a few options, one of which is to resize that image as necessary to use for all of those sizes. Unless you have multiple icon sizes of your own prepared, that's probably the one you want.

    Now I know you're jerkin' him around. :p Freddy, Mac icons are comprised of some combination of 512x512, 256x256, 128x128, 32x32 and 16x16 images.
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