4 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2010 12:19 PM by Harpo Marx
Harpo Marx Level 1 (10 points)
I have downloaded a small, free piece of software. However it comes with this not really attractive program-icon. Which i'd like to change the earlier the better. How can i do that?

iMac 10,1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Harpo Marx Level 1 (10 points)
    Ok I found how to do that:

    How to change icons in Mac OS X:
    Copy icon (Cmd+C).
    Select Application.
    Right Click-Get Info (Cmd+i).
    Select application icon in top left corner of window.
    Paste new icon (Cmd+V).

    To revert default icon:
    Select icon in the top left corner of info window and delete it (backspace)
  • Harpo Marx Level 1 (10 points)
    However i don't understand what file type the icon must be. i can't use just any .png or .jpg file because if i'd copy the icon than the very file type icon (e.g. jpg) would appear as program icon but not the actual content of that .jpg-file (the very graphic image i'd like to be the programs icon).

    Thus my question should be: What do i have to do to an e.g. .png file to make it a program icon?
  • red_menace Level 6 (15,125 points)
    An application icon is in a file in the Resources folder of the application bundle. This file is an Apple icon image (.icns) - you will need a graphics program (or one of the developer tools) that can edit/export this format.

    You can copy/paste a regular graphics image in the *Get Info* window (an application icon should be different from a document icon, though).
  • Harpo Marx Level 1 (10 points)
    There is a simple free application to export any graphic file into an .icns file.

    That's: http://www.img2icnsapp.com/

    Thank you!