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If you want to use the app icon of a macOS software in a graphic, there are several ways to do this. For example, you can search for the app icon on the internet. You can also take a screenshot of the Mac's dock or launchpad and cut out the icon you want. However, it is much easier to get clearer edges and app symbols without a background or with a transparent background. If the Mac program whose picture you want to use in Photoshop, Affinity Photo, GIMP or similar is installed on your hard drive, simply use the following instructions.
For blog posts here at Sir Apfelot, I sometimes need the app icon from a Mac software. This is easy to find on the developer's website from time to time, but often not. However, if I have installed the program for a test or use it permanently anyway, I don't have to search the Internet. Because you can easily find the app icon on the hard drive:
Not every graphics program can simply deal with an .icns file. For example, I can't open it in Serif's Affinity Photo. But that doesn't matter. If you have found the file with the program symbol, then simply open it with a double click with preview. A selection (of different sizes) will likely appear on the left and the icon will appear on the right. If you like what you see, do the following:
Note: Some app icons are legally protected, so that the publication under their own direction - especially when installing in picture montages or after editing - may have to be approved by the rights holder.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.