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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview Desktop
I am not sure if this is new in 10.4 or not. If it isn't, I appologize, but I don't have a non-Tiger system to test it on. In the Finder, do a File -> Get Info on an item (application, image, whatever). Click on the small icon near the top (the icon pasting area) and hit Command-C to copy it. Now launch Preview and choose File -> New from Clipboard. The resulting new file will have all of the icon sizes and resolutions available for viewing/editing.

[robg adds: If you can test this on a 10.3 machine, please do so -- if it's 10.4 only, I'll edit the hint to reflect that fact.]
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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: zeb on Jun 17, '05 10:33:59AM

This did not work for me in 10.3.9...

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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: MorganizeIT on Jun 17, '05 10:55:28AM

Same here, doesn't work using MacOS 10.3.9. I tried copying the icons of both an application and a document.



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: JimMueller on Jun 17, '05 05:11:00PM

No good on my system either:
MacOS 10.3.9 Build 7W98
Preview 2.1.0 (v211)



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: club60.org on Jun 17, '05 11:44:26AM

In fact, you can even skip the "Get Info" step. Just select an item in Finder and hit Command-C ;-)



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: scottkitts on Jun 17, '05 02:54:00PM

You have to be careful what you copy though. I did a quickee tryout of this with a PDF I have on my desktop and got the whole PDF instead.



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: joshuajestelle on Jun 17, '05 01:11:32PM

This worked fine in 10.3.8.

Only I didn't seem to get *all* the sizes and resolutions as the hint author explains. I only seemed to get the small fairly low resolution version, as it is shown in the GetInfo window.

Best,
Josh



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: CBStephenson on Jun 17, '05 05:17:02PM

I can't do this in 10.3.9. The "New from clipboard" command opens an empty window.



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Re: Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Jun 17, '05 05:18:55PM

In 10.3.9, Preview extracts only the 32x32 icon and converts it to a PICT (no nice shadows and masks)--and that's all you get, a 32x32 PICT.

So for all intents and purposes, this is a 10.4-only hint.



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Open all of a Finder item's icons in Preview
Authored by: hamarkus on Jun 17, '05 06:44:31PM

Apart from the fact that in 10.3 you only get a 32x32 Pict, what do you need Preview for in this hint? Any app that can handle bitmap images can be used for this.



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