How to Create Custom macOS Icons with Img2icns

Are you looking for a simple and free way to convert your images into icons for macOS? Look no further, I’ve found a handy little online tool that does just that: Img2icns.

This free website allows you to easily convert your images in PNG, SVG, JPG, and WebP formats into macOS icons in ICNS format. All you need to do is drag and drop your image onto the page or click to select it from your computer, and voila, it’s done!

It’s useful if you’re developing an application for Mac and want to give it a cool custom icon, instead of the default blue folder. Or if you’re a customization enthusiast and want to change all the icons on your system with your favorite images. It can also be handy for graphic designers and web designers who need to create custom icons for their projects.

Once you’ve dropped your image onto the Img2icns webpage, the site will automatically convert it into an ICNS icon, which is the standard format used by macOS for icons. It will generate a .icns file containing several versions of your image in different sizes, from 16×16 to 512×512 pixels. This way, the system can display the icon optimally regardless of the required size.

Img2icns also handles transparent images, which can be useful for creating icons with original shapes that blend perfectly into the macOS interface. However, if your original image is not square, it will be automatically resized and centered to fit the square format of ICNS icons. So feel free to crop your image to the correct dimensions in advance for optimal results.

Then simply go to Finder, right-click on the folder or file whose icon you want to change, and click “Get Info.” You should then see a window like this.

Then drag your ICNS icon into the folder or file icon’s place, and voila.

In short, if you need to easily create custom icons for macOS from any image, Img2icns is the perfect tool.

Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I'm the creator and editor-in-chief of Tech To Geek. Through this little blog, I share with you my passion for technology. I specialize in various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android, focusing on providing practical and valuable guides.

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