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Hi there,

I am attempting to change a folder icon to a small jpeg. I know how to do it but now that I've cut and pasted the image into the info panel the image does not appear but a generic jpeg image. See below.



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You'll have to actually open up the picture in a viewing or editing program first. Do this:

Open your picture in Preview.
Once open, click once on the picture to ensure it is "active", then press CMD-A (Select All). Then press CMD-C (Copy).
Now paste into the info box of your folder and you should see it.
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it needs to be in .png or icns format. you cant just put a .jpg picture in there
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I'm also having the same problem, i'm getting annoyed lol.
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Download img2icns http://www.shinyfrog.net/it/software/
use it to convert the picture you want to use to an icns
then go from there as you normally would change the icon.
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it needs to be in .png or icns format. you cant just put a .jpg picture in there
Yes you can use a .jpg. Follow the steps exactly as I set forth earlier.
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Thanks guys. It worked. And a .jpg is fine.

Great.
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A PNG is recommended cause it supports transparency. Otherwise Jpeg is fine.
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Yes you can use a .jpg. Follow the steps exactly as I set forth earlier.
yea... just follow his steps
there is no need to download apps to do something so easy and 'do-able'

when you select just the icon of the picture -you get the generic jpg thing
you actually need to select the picture in preview


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