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Extract embedded images from Stickies Apps
So we use Stickies for everything it seems, and I'm sure you probably use it to store images as well as text. Here's the problem: You insert an image, then accidentally delete the only copy you have. What do you do to retrieve that exact image file without taking a snapshot or copying and re-exporting into a new file?

Open a new TextEdit window in Rich Text Format (File -> New then Format -> Make Rich Text if your default is plain text). Then drag the image from your Stickies window onto this newly created TextEdit window. Save your TextEdit document (as Rich Text). In the Finder, Control-click on that document you just created, and choose "Show Package Contents" from the pop-up menu. In the new Finder window that opens, you should see the image that's embedded in the TextEdit document. Drag and drop to a convenient location, then trash the new TextEdit document.
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Extract embedded images from Stickies
Authored by: adrianm on Oct 26, '04 01:51:08PM
You can also File -> Export Text in Stickies and save as an RTFD. If Text Edit is open, you can drag the image to the desktop (or wherever) - no need to open the package.

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Extract embedded images from Stickies
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 27, '04 03:52:44AM

Have you noticed (you have to check "Ignore rich text commands in RTF files") that the graphic is announced as NeXTGraphic? ;)

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Extract embedded images from Stickies
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 28, '04 08:23:51PM

Quite clever. Thanks! This makes me want to try similar things in the future with TextEdit or other Cocoa apps.


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Extract embedded images from Stickies
Authored by: jjmarcus on Oct 29, '04 11:29:42AM
What was a pleasant, though slightly weird, surprise is that, after having saved an RTFD out of TextEdit or Stickies, etc., if you remove the extension .rtfd from the file name, the file becomes a folder! A tip-off that the "D" is for directory.

I also didn't know that (at least according to Apple invented the RTFD.

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