[OT] icon image


    Nov 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?

    • Nov 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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    • Nov 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 > >
    • Nov 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 128x128 pixel icons in. It would be nice to know if there were a way to do this.
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