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Mac Tips Daily! # 224 - Extract Icons

Subscribe with iTunes | Review on iTunes Have you ever wanted to use one of the icons in OS X for your own use? Maybe you want to add it to a document or use it as an image on your blog. Here is a quick and easy method to take an icon and turn it into a 128x128 image. Let's get to it: 1. Choose an icon and select it by clicking on it one time. This can be any icon, but we will do it with an application. choose an icon 2. Hold down Control and Click on it (or right click), and choose 'Get Info' get info 3. Click on the icon in the Get Info box, this will select it. Once it's selected, hold down COMMAND and press C, to copy it to the clipboard. click on icon 4. Open Preview, which is found in your Applications folder. preview 5. Go to the Preview menu and choose 'File -> New from clipboard'. new from clipboard 6. Your icon will appear. skype icon 7. File->Save As. Choose the format you want to save it in. I usually use PNG or JPEG for web images. dialog 8. Choose the format you want to save it in. I usually use PNG or JPEG for web images. filetypes 9. Once you have selected your format, click on 'Save'.