Scale Icon in a Button

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Sat Mar 12 00:06:00 EST 2011


Thanks Phil! I'll give that a go. 

Bob


On Mar 11, 2011, at 8:54 PM, Phil Davis wrote:

> Hi Bob,
> 
> If the icon still shows up as the icon of the button, you still have the image - at least the icon-size one.
> 
> Try this script in a new button and see what you get:
> on mouseUp
>   ask file "Save as PNG:"
>   if it = empty then exit to top
>   put the icon of btn "myButtonWithMissingIcon" into x
>   export image ID x to file it as PNG
> end mouseUp
> 
> Now you should have a PNG file you can edit.
> 
> If you want to scale it, results will improve if you change its resolution to <whateverItIsNow> * 10, then scale it, then restore the original resolution. At least that's how I do it and I get better results than doing a straight 'scale'. (I use GraphicConverter for this)
> 
> More than you wanted to know - Happy Weekend -
> Phil
> 
> 
> On 3/11/11 8:24 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> 
>> I have a button with an icon. The icon is too big and I don't have the image anymore so I cannot photoshop it. I want to make the button about half the size and have the icon scale with it. Is this possible? Changing th size of the button only clips the icon image.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> 
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