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Give .icns files a copy-and-pastable icon
Authored by: BeezelNut RaRa on May 27, '05 10:17:06AM

If you do the APPLE+SHIFT+4 and then hit the SPACE BAR, you can grab any object, ie. a window, a sheet, the Dock, a Dock icon (hint).

That's how I capture icons:
1. Drag the item you want to the Dock
2. Keystroke APPLE+SHIFT+4, then SPACE
3. Place the virtual camera over the icon in the Dock that you want to copy and click.
Under Panther, you would then get a PDF of the icon - 128px square with alpha layer. Simply gorgeous.

Under Tiger, I get a PNG file which is very low resolution (25x32?) and not really suitable for anything. Objects like sheets and windows seem to capture fine, but not icons. I'm assuming it's a minor glitch that will sorted out soon.

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