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Best application for making icons.
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Dec 6, 2007, 08:15 PM
 
If this belongs in the Applications thread I hope it's moved but I didn't want to post it in both. What's the best application for making Leopard icons. I used to use Iconographer but it doesn't make the huge ones. I'd settle for any application that can do it at this point!

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Dec 6, 2007, 08:17 PM
 
Icon Composer, free in the Xcode Developer tools
     
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Dec 7, 2007, 01:12 AM
 
How about the best icon maker for those still using Jaguar ???
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Dec 7, 2007, 01:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by digitaljames View Post
Icon Composer, free in the Xcode Developer tools
Thanks! OK, I got it off my disk and it can open icons fine! I hope I can figure out how to do more than that! Preview can do that! Grrrrrrrr.

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Dec 7, 2007, 08:19 PM
 
I make icons in Photoshop, Make them into .icns with Icon Composer, and into a .rsrc file with Icns2Rsrc
     
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Dec 9, 2007, 02:08 PM
 
Some people prefer Fireworks, I myself just use Photoshop. I've never checked out Icns2Rsrc, I'll have to do that!
     
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Dec 9, 2007, 05:38 PM
 
FastIcns is a new one that can convert icns to copy-and-paste/resource-based icons and do other conversions as well. I'm not sure what the system requirements are, but since it's a universal binary I'm assuming at least 10.3.9?

And, despite its age, Icns2Rsrc seems to still work properly with 512px icons on Leopard
     
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Dec 12, 2007, 10:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by TheZee View Post
How about the best icon maker for those still using Jaguar ???
Icon Composer, in Dev Tools. In Leopard. I think you need to upgrade
     
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Dec 17, 2007, 09:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Icon Composer, in Dev Tools. In Leopard. I think you need to upgrade
Bing! It's awesome. I use that and Photoshop. Thats all.
     
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Dec 22, 2007, 09:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceCat85 View Post
FastIcns is a new one that can convert icns to copy-and-paste/resource-based icons and do other conversions as well. I'm not sure what the system requirements are, but since it's a universal binary I'm assuming at least 10.3.9?

And, despite its age, Icns2Rsrc seems to still work properly with 512px icons on Leopard
You're a genius!!! That app is kinda obnoxious, but it's the only way yet that I've figured out how do get a 512 icon into photoshop for editing! Thanks!

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Dec 23, 2007, 02:53 AM
 
This one is nice: img2icns 0.5.1 - MacUpdate
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