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Changing File Icons

Mac OS X has wonderful graphics; it’s a lovely looking operating system, and that’s due in large part to its detailed, scalable icons. One of the easiest—and coolest—customizations you can perform on your Mac is to apply the system’s dexterity with icons to your own homemade icons. You can turn any picture you like into an icon.

1.jpg In Preview or another graphics program, select part or all of an image to be the new icon. Press command.jpg-C to copy the selection.

2.jpg In the Finder, click to select the file whose icon you want to change.

3.jpg Choose File, Get Info to see the file’s Info window.

4.jpg Click the icon shown in the Info window.

5.jpg Press command.jpg-V and the new image is pasted into the icon area.

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