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Pictures on Folders

by onestepovertheline / January 22, 2005 8:56 AM PST


I hope someone can help me. I'm wanting to use a photo for a desktop folder, instead of an icon. I've clicked on the folder, gone to properties, and than to customize, but I can only do a photo on the folder for thumbnail views. Is there some other way of using photo's to ID my desktop folders?
I was thinking of makiny my own icons, but not too sure on how to do that.
Thanks for any and all help.

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Making icons
by strickjh2005 / January 22, 2005 9:35 AM PST
In reply to: Pictures on Folders

No... you cant.
What you can do is make your own icons. Its really easy, you take the picture you want make it 90 by 90 in paint and save it as a .ico file. Then you can select it when you click change icon to this.

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Thanks, but
by onestepovertheline / January 22, 2005 10:33 AM PST
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my paint shop pro 8 doesn't have ico as a option when I go to save as. I'm going to fool around with it, and see if I can come up with another format to save as or maybe just rename the format, etc. Unless you have another suggestion? Thanks for the help.

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I found
by onestepovertheline / January 22, 2005 10:45 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks, but

a plugin for ICO for paintshop and now have the icons I want. Thanks for your help.

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Try this
by mteknight / January 22, 2005 11:04 AM PST
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Hey, first of all, the "paint" software mentioned was actually the Paint program that comes with the original Windows XP pro as a part of the system, and not the paint shop program itself. You can access the Paint program via Start Menu->Programs->Accessories and there it is, Paint.
You can save as a .ico file, or simply rename any .bmp file within the 90x90 size (I'm not sure if other sizes would work) to .ico and it should work fine
That's all
c ya

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I should've
by onestepovertheline / January 22, 2005 11:30 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

clarified my earlier response regarding paint shop pro, neither it nor paint had save as ICO file as an option in it. I've got the plugin and I've got it now, and everything is working fine. Thanks for your help.

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by OCVATO / January 23, 2005 6:36 PM PST
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