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    changing the icon problem
    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.



    Can anyone help?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Hunter View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    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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