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rickyd
4th December 2007, 07:20 PM
Hey guys,

I have these icons that are in a 'Adobe Photoshop PICT Resource' file (or something like that). I want to use these in my app, but Xcode won't accept it unless its an .icns. How do I convert?

TIA,
Ricky.

rickyd
4th December 2007, 07:45 PM
Or can someone please tell me what application I open it with? PS and AI won't open it...

ClockWork
4th December 2007, 07:47 PM
Would OS X Icon Editor (http://osxiconeditor.phatcode.net/) do the trick?

appears to be a free download...

rickyd
4th December 2007, 07:57 PM
Nup. :(

ClockWork
4th December 2007, 08:03 PM
Yet if you re-save the PICT Resource file into just a: PICT, using Photoshop, can you not use Pic2Icon (http://osxiconeditor.phatcode.net/Pic2Icon.html) to do the conversion?

rickyd
4th December 2007, 08:13 PM
That's the problem. I can't open it with anything.

ClockWork
4th December 2007, 08:28 PM
Thus, I take it you don't have Adobe Photoshop ?

How about RSRConv (http://braintrigger.com/software/RSRConv/index.php) - to convert the .rsr file, into a .png file, for starters?

Mutters
4th December 2007, 08:30 PM
How about GraphicConverter?

mutters

rickyd
4th December 2007, 08:35 PM
I do have Photoshop. But it says it can't open it. I can't add file extensions - it just stays the same.

ClockWork
4th December 2007, 09:04 PM
RSRConv (http://braintrigger.com/software/RSRConv/index.php) opens corrupt / damaged .rsr files.

Wally
4th December 2007, 09:24 PM
How about GraphicConverter?

mutters

GraphicConverter would do the job!

rickyd
4th December 2007, 09:55 PM
It's crap. The image was a nice 512x512 icon with a transparent background and GraphicConverter exports it 128x128...

rickyd
4th December 2007, 10:47 PM
UPDATE: I have created a new image (blank) that is 512x512 to see if I can drag in the icon to make it a 512x512 icon. Is this possible?

forgie
4th December 2007, 11:00 PM
As a side note, I found img2icns the other day - drag and drop image to icon goodness. May or may not help you here, I don't know.

rickyd
4th December 2007, 11:01 PM
Nup. It doesn't accept my file type.

ClockWork
4th December 2007, 11:10 PM
One rooly rooly requires an image editor here. Adobe Photoshop / Image Ready can't be beaten for home-made graphics.

As you only need it for one thing, perhaps wait till you can access a friend's machine with Photoshop on it, or email them and arksk them to crack open your PICT Resource file - and then send it back.

rickyd
4th December 2007, 11:11 PM
But I do have Photoshop! Photoshop winges that it can't open the file...

forgie
4th December 2007, 11:15 PM
Where did this file come from?

rickyd
4th December 2007, 11:18 PM
It's the ArtToys icon pack from fasticon (or something like that).

Mutters
5th December 2007, 10:57 AM
How about doing a screen capture? i.e. Shift-Command-4

Ahh! Can't open it with ANYTHING!:confused:

mutters

rickyd
5th December 2007, 11:04 AM
That won't get me the quality.

zika
11th May 2009, 04:44 AM
Hey,
I stumbled into this thread searching for an answer to the same question as you had rickyd. I realize it was quite some time since there was some action here, but since I found a way to get the 512x512 nice looking graphics out of the strange Adobe Photoshop PICT resource file at last I thought I'd post my "ugly" solution here anyway if someone's interested...
Anyhow I made a new folder beside the pict-file I wanted to open, then I choosed get info on the folder and just dragged the pict-file to the miniature-folder in the get info window. After that I just copied the picture and opened preview and hit command-n. Then I got the 512x512 picture looking good. Of course you can do whatever you want but I saved it as an .png and then dragged it to img2icns.
As I said, I don't think it's a nice solution but that's the only way I could get the picture out of the file