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  • Wipavue
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    Joined: May 31st, 2008, 01:12
    Customizing folders
    Hi there, I remember, wayyyy back in my LCII days, that I was able to use a small picture, and replace the folder image. I did that with some folders, and my (80 meg) HDD icon. Is there anyway that I can still do that in Mountain Lion? Thanks, G.F. Big
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  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007, 12:54
    Re: Customizing folders
    Hi G.F.  Big, This Apple article explains how to change your folder icons: [url]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2493[/url]
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  • Wipavue
    Posts: 166
    Joined: May 31st, 2008, 01:12
    Re: Customizing folders
    Yeah, thanks. It doesn't work with jpegs. All it gives is the generic jpeg icon. Using PSE8, I've changed files to png files, which seem to work fine.
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  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007, 12:54
    Re: Customizing folders
    Great, glad you got it working. Yes it has to be a png file. I forgot about that.
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  • Wipavue
    Posts: 166
    Joined: May 31st, 2008, 01:12
    Re: Customizing folders
    The only issue is, really, that I only have one folder on my desktop, the HDDs are hidden, and navigating in the finder, as per my preference, the icons are too small to bother. Oh well. It was a good idea 20 years ago, when my desktop was littered with folders. Thanks, G.F. Beeg.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Customizing folders
    Hey B.G.F! A quick note, if you need to change image file formats between say, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc you can use Apple's Preview - nice and quick. For even swifter conversions I've set up a service command through Automator. Whenever I right-click on an image file in the Finder I have a menu option to convert to PNG :)
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  • Wipavue
    Posts: 166
    Joined: May 31st, 2008, 01:12
    Re: Customizing folders
    Thanks for the tip, Rounik!
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