By Shiny Frog
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!! Free Image2icon 2.0 Beta is Now Available !!
Image2icon is an application to create icons from images or images from icons, keeping them organized for future use.
Creating an icon is as simple as dropping one or more images into Image2icon and choosing an export format. Creating icons on Mac OS X was never so easy or so much fun, so start customizing your desktop just now!
* Convert most graphic formats, even Photoshop files.
* Store them all inside the history and never lose icons again.
* Convert your icons into images in the same easy way!
It works for me! I'm not a power user and all I wanted was a simple way to take graphics and make icons for a few things I made in applescript. Its a drag n drop interface. Drag the photo or graphic into the window, and then you can drag your app or whatever you want the icon on into the preview to apply your icon. I'm a little divided on the price, I suspect that there are free programs to do the same thing… but on the other hand the polished interface and ease of use are nice for just over the cost of two fancy coffees.
Easy as can be and fully functional!
OK, so I took the chance with the $13 bucks to buy this. I had been looking for a simple program to convert images to icons, and this is it!
I now have my disk icons on my desktop appearing as images of MY choosing (instead of the ugly default ones), and folders on my desktop now reflect their contents with images that are descriptive of what they contain.
Usage is as easy as dropping an image into the box in the program, then pressing the button for what type of icon you want. Simple.
You can also convert icons to images in a number of formats.
To change an icon for a folder or disk, right click the item and "Get Info". Command-C the icon you want to use, then click the icon at the top of the "Get Info" window to highlight, and Command-V. All done!
Very nice little program, though it could be a bit cheaper!
Liking it Better and Better
Bought the pro version and couldn't figure out how to use it…because it was too simple. I tried to complicate it.
The directions say to drag the image onto the square, and then drag the file or app or alias on the square. Same square!!
I love the app, but the directions could be a little more detailed for those of us who just naturally make things difficult.