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07/17/13 16:36:24 (7 years ago)
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ak19
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Some instructions on generating mac .icns icon files from windows icon files

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  • main/trunk/release-kits/shared/resources/artwork/Icon-README.txt

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    88    * drag the 16x16 image to the 16x16 panel
    99    * exit Icon Composer
    10     * you will be asked where to save, save to shared/greenstone(2|3)/icon/icon.icns
     10    * you will be asked where to save, save to shared/core/icon/icon.icns
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    1616* Open each as a layer in a new GIMP image (File->Open as Layer), and delete other layers (like 'Background')
    1717* Save as an ico file
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     20To create .ico (Widnows) to .icns (Mac), visit the online converter at http://iconverticons.com/online/
     21Browse to the file, press Options, tick both the icns option and the 32 bit option.
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     23http://brettterpstra.com/2011/03/05/grabbing-a-mac-apps-icon-building-blocks/
     24Finding an app's icon with the defaults command
     25On a Mac, every application is actually a folder, referred to as a “bundle”. Within that folder are libraries, executables and resources (like images and icons). There's also an important file called Info.plist which stores information like the application’s name, identifiers, file types and–most relevant right now–the name of the file containing the application’s icon.
     26        The application icon is an an .icns file, stored in AppName.app/Contents/Resources.
     27Its title does not have to be the same as the app’s, so–before we can extract and convert it–we need to get its actual filename from Info.plist.
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