application icon for OS X
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Tue Nov 30 14:44:21 EST 2004
Mac OS X uses a special icon format which is different from that used
by Windows. You will need to find a program capable of producing Mac
OS X icon files, which generally have an extension of .icns. I use
Iconographer ($15 shareware), but of course that only runs on OS X, so
unless you have an OS X machine to run it on, you may need to seek out
Iconographer can open and save OS X icons, Classic Mac icons, and
Windows icons. It can also import and export several image file
It may also interest you to know that Mac OS X icons exist in several
sizes (per icon), ranging from 12x12 to 128x128. Mac OS X icons also
exist in several bit-depths, ranging from 1-bit mono to 32-bit color.
Iconographer can take one of the sizes and use it to generate the
others, and other icon editors should have this capability as well;
however, sometimes the process of scaling the icons (not to mention
generating masks) results in mistakes, so you should always
double-check the masks and icon members to be sure they were generated
Iconographer is located at:
If you are limited to the Windows platform, unfortunately there are
Windows programs for converting Mac icons to Windows, but I have not
yet seen one for doing the reverse. Mac programs exist to convert both
On Nov 30, 2004, at 2:22 PM, Leston Drake wrote:
> Can someone tell me the size, bit depth, and file type of an
> application icon for OSX?
> I've got several .ICO files that I'm using on Win32, but they don't
> seem to work when I select them in the Standalone Builder.
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Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
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