Solved

Thumbnails for file icons

Posted on 2011-09-08
3
432 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
iTunes movies have a nice thumbnail when looking at the files through the finder. See below:

Screenshot
Could you tell me how I could make my own thumbnails for other files? When I click 'command I' to get to the properties of one of the files above, the file icon is still a generic quick time icon, so this doesn't seem to be a simple file icon copy-paste issue, see below:

Screenshot 2
0
Comment
Question by:mpaert
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
nxnw earned 500 total points
ID: 36512729
In fact, it is a simple file icon copy-paste issue.

Copy the desired image, click on the icon at the top left of the get info window, and paste. Done.

The Mac OS has done this since forever, going back before OS X.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mpaert
ID: 36513326
Ok, thanks. Could you tell me how the image has to be formatted (type, resolution, aspect etc), so that it could be pasted in there?
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:nxnw
ID: 36513729
Any image will paste in there and will automatically cropped and scaled.

Icons are square, so the aspect is 1:1. I think icons will display as large as 512 x 512 (pixels). It might be optimal (but I am not sure) to stick to powers of 2 (i.e. 64, 128, 256, 512).
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project: Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRe…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question