Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

View an application's graphical resources in Preview System 10.6
You can view all of an application's graphical resources - icons, pictures, UI elements, etc. - quickly and easily by dragging the application icon onto the Preview icon. When you do this, Preview's sidebar will show all of these items, and you can click on any of them to view it in the main window.

If you do this with Keynote, you'll have access to all the graphical elements in the various themes the program contains; and with Pages, you'll be able to see all the elements from the program's templates.

[kirkmc adds: Interesting, and a good way to copy certain graphical elements, notably from Keynote themes or Pages templates. Note that there are thousands of graphic files in these programs, so it can take a while to wade through them.]
    •    
  • Currently 3.71 / 5
  You rated: 2 / 5 (28 votes cast)
 
[6,485 views]  

View an application's graphical resources in Preview | 6 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'View an application's graphical resources in Preview' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
View an application's graphical resources in Prevew.
Authored by: robleach on May 22, '12 07:52:30AM

I bet this works simply because if you drag a folder onto preview, it will scan for images and show you everything there-in, including the icons - something I didn't know before. But an app is actually a folder, so it's just scanning it like it would any folder.



[ Reply to This | # ]
View an application's graphical resources in Preview
Authored by: vertigo on May 22, '12 01:19:57PM

And these are the types of hints that make me love this site.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Re: View an application's graphical resources in Preview
Authored by: Uncle Asad on May 22, '12 02:14:52PM

This works on 10.5 as well, although you have to Cmd-Opt-drag the application to allow it to drop on Preview.



[ Reply to This | # ]
View an application's graphical resources in Preview
Authored by: metiure on May 23, '12 05:34:46AM

This is a great hint, one of those that make you feel happy to be a Mac OSX Hints user. Simple and smart.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Some apps for automatically adjusting your startup sound volume
Authored by: Ronald Lanham on May 24, '12 10:15:42AM
Startup Sound preference pane works well for this also... and there are some other alternatives in the "Similar Software" row on this MacUpdate page... http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16425/startupsound.prefpane
Edited on May 24, '12 10:22:19AM by Ronald Lanham


[ Reply to This | # ]
View an application's graphical resources in Preview
Authored by: mdewakanton on May 25, '12 08:09:51AM

robleach, it's definitely as you said. Drag CoreServices folder on Preview's icon and you get everything, even resources inside the various packages. Very useful!



[ Reply to This | # ]