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November 10, 2006 | 2:53 am

how do i replace the icon of a patch with one of my own design (.JPG, .pict ?)

it was easy on os9

how does it work on 10.4.8?


November 10, 2006 | 9:20 am

On 10-Nov-2006, at 3:53, don malone wrote:

> how do i replace the icon of a patch with one of my own design
> (.JPG, .pict ?)
>
> it was easy on os9
>
> how does it work on 10.4.8?

You can use the standard pre-X techniques.

I keep a machine with a pre-X OS around (OS 8.6, actually) so I can
run ResEdit. Alternatives are Resorcerer, which runs on OS X (so I’ve
been told), and the freeware ResFork.

One nice thing about OS X is that Max no longer zaps the resource
fork when you Save a patcher. So you can add your icon, make some
edits, and the icon is still there.

– P.

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November 10, 2006 | 2:18 pm

all you have to do is find the file in finder, hit Command+I, click
on the little icon in the window that pops up (so it’s highlighted in
a blue box) and Command+V to paste an icon (you can Command+C on
other icons to copy/paste them in the same way)

see finder’s help for more info

best
evan

On Nov 10, 2006, at 9:20 AM, Peter Castine wrote:

> On 10-Nov-2006, at 3:53, don malone wrote:
>
>> how do i replace the icon of a patch with one of my own design
>> (.JPG, .pict ?)
>>
>> it was easy on os9
>>
>> how does it work on 10.4.8?
>
> You can use the standard pre-X techniques.
>
> I keep a machine with a pre-X OS around (OS 8.6, actually) so I can
> run ResEdit. Alternatives are Resorcerer, which runs on OS X (so
> I’ve been told), and the freeware ResFork.
>
> One nice thing about OS X is that Max no longer zaps the resource
> fork when you Save a patcher. So you can add your icon, make some
> edits, and the icon is still there.
>
> — P.
>
> ————– http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ ————-
> Peter Castine +–> Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter
> Universal Binaries on the way
> iCE: Sequencing, Recording &
> Interface Building for |home | chez nous|
> Max/MSP Extremely cool |bei uns | i nostri|
> http://www.dspaudio.com/ http://www.castine.de
>
>


November 12, 2006 | 7:07 pm

On 10-Nov-2006, at 15:18, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:

> all you have to do is find the file in finder, hit Command+I, click
> on the little icon in the window that pops up (so it’s highlighted
> in a blue box) and Command+V to paste an icon (you can Command+C on
> other icons to copy/paste them in the same way)

Yes, of course, but that is not a good way to get high quality icons.
Manually setting up the resources gives you much finer control,
allowing you to specify different icons to use at different
resolutions. A good designer is still better than automatic scaling.

The downside to the old resource-based editing is that you cannot (I
think) get the OS X supersized 128×128 pixel icons in. It would be
nice to know if there were a way to do this.

————– http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ ————-
Peter Castine +–> Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter
Universal Binaries on the way
iCE: Sequencing, Recording &
Interface Building for |home | chez nous|
Max/MSP Extremely cool |bei uns | i nostri|
http://www.dspaudio.com/ http://www.castine.de


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