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.)
What is new in this release:
- Icon2Image is now only available as one self contained menu bar app, and the contextual menu and system preference pane have been retired. Minimum system requirement is 10.6.6.
- The preferences have been organized into three panes: Menu, Imaging and Saving accoridng to their functionality. All items have tool tips for help. Some items have been renamed for clarity.
- The background color now has an associated transparency control (alpha.) This value is set from a slider on the "Imaging" pane of the preferences window. "1" is opaque (fully colored) background, and "0" is fully transparent (clear) background. The defualt background color is white.
- Some imaging techniques have been changed for improved results.
- The app now support ouput of images of icons up to 512x512, rather than 128x128.
- The default output folder is placed in the "icon2Image" folder of the Limit Point Software folder of Application Support, to conform to Apple's rules on using the file system. But, use preference to set the location to any folder you like.
- Management of the various options available in Preferences has been simplified by moving the Preferences pane out of System Preferences and into the menu bar application itself. This simplifies both installation and access of preferences for icon2Image.
- The documentation has not yet beenupdated for these changes to the app, but changes are not so drastic that old documentation, and images, can't be used.