Developer: Limit Point Software
Current Version: 1.3.9
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 891.5 KB - Download
Icon2Image creates images from icons in batch and more.
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Icon2Image is a menu bar productivity app for quickly and easily:
• Creating image thumbnails of file, folder and disk icons, in batch, in various image formats and sizes.
• Copying icons to the clipboard (in sizes specified by preferences.)
• Adding custom icons to image, movie or ICNS files.
• Adding custom icons from the images on the clipboard.
• Making ICNS icons of image file contents or movie poster frames.
• Making ICNS icons of file, folder and disk icons.
• Making images from ICNS files.
• Adding icons to web location files using their associated "favicon"
• Removing custom icons from files.
This functionality is available as a menu bar app in the Finder, and operates on multiple file and folder selections at a time, saving you time and effort creating images of icons by other multi-step methods (such as "Get Info" + "Preview" + "Save as" etc.)
Modify behavior in various ways via Preferences. The preference window includes the following features:
• Include make icons: You have the option to not display menu items to make icons, leaving just the other menu items available. Since making images is the basic feature of the app, it is always available.
• Overwrite files by same name: If a file by the same name already exists this option enables you to prevent Icon2Image from overwriting it.
• Include add custom icon: Option to show the menu items which add custom icons to graphics and movie files (using the movie poster frame.)
• Image ICNS: If this option is selected, and the file is an ICNS file, the image is generated from the ICNS data in the file, rather than the file icon itself.
• Append icon size: If this option is selected, the current icon size will be appended to the name of the generated image files.
• Background image color: You can specify a background image color, using the standard color picker, so that the images blend well with the background they may be placed upon. (The color chooser has a "dropper" tool to copy colors from other parts of the screen.) Click on the color well to open the picker.
Also note that Icon2Image displays the hexadecimal value of the chosen color next to the color well. You can use that to verify the chosen color matches a color you specify in HTML.
• Background transparency: Use the alpha value slider to make a background partially or fully transparent when applying the background color. (Note that only some formats support transparency, but the transparency is applied to the background color even for image formats that do not.)
• Compression: For supported Quicktime Codecs (such as JPEG) you can specify compression quality.
• Image size: Use the slider to specify the output image size. You can choose a size between 16 and 512 pixels on a side. The image size is also used when using the "Copy icon for file" fearure.
• Add custom icon to file. If you select this option Icon2Image will add a custom icon (derived from the graphic image) to the image files it creates.
• Choose image folder. Lets you specify where Icon2image will save files it creates. The default is in the app's folder of Application Support.
• Open image folder for me: Option to open the image folder in the Finder after a file is created and added to it.
• Open image file for me: Lets you specify if Icon2image should open the file after it creates it. The file opens in the default application for files of that type.
Most Helpful Reviews
Sets Folder Icons with Any Image Easily - Thanks to vjdjr for posting the instructions on how to do this. Install this small App. The only way you will know it is running is by seeing a very small lightly colored square icon that sits on the task bar on the top of the screen, on the right corner of the screen, but left of your username and the time (and other icons and such, depending on your system). Find a photo you have and double-click it so that it opens up in "Preview" (default App for viewing many file types). Then click and drag, holding down on the button so that you select a square area and let up on the mouse button. Click "Edit" then "Copy". This puts the selected area of the image on your clipboard. Create or find an existing folder and click on it once to select it. Then click on the tiny square icon in the top task bar and click "Add Custom Icon from Clipboard" (about in the middle of the menu list). Instantly the bland standard folder icon changes to a colorful and exciting new image which is unique and can help you quickly get through folders and navigate better this way. Since it is free and is un-obtrusive and add-free, I am very satisfied. This type of feature should be implemented in the OS if it is not at this time (but there probably is a way to do this on your OS X computer, I just haven't looked to do this yet, and now I don't have to).
Ridiculously ineffective application … doesn't work - Besides the obvious HCI (human-computer interface) error of not informing the user how to use it, none of the icons I tried to make thumbnails for changed appearance from the generic image icon it had before. ICNS files were created in /Application Support but that did not result in any changes in a file's icons after 20 minutes (just in case there was some kind of new update interval I wasn't aware of). Don't waste your time with this app ...