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Pinki is a menu bar item that creates permanent Mac OS X icon thumbnails for image files based on their image content. For example, if you download the images "34-234.jpg", "563-641.jpg", and "moose.png" using your Web browser, and the file icons are generic "JPEG" and "PNG" icons, you have three choices if you wish them to have custom thumbnail icons:
  1. One at a time, open each image in Preview, use the 'File->Copy' menu, close the image, Get Info on the file in the Finder, highlight its icon in the info box, and use the 'File->Paste' menu.
  2. Navigate in a Finder window to the folder where the image file more...

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Universal Binary for Intel Macs

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3664
Jazzyguy
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It Works great in Mavericks too!

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Version 1.1.1
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3664
Jazzyguy
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EXCELLENT app!!!! It worked for me in my old iMac G4 that looks like a lamp! I love it and it is now a startup item in that iMac running OX10.5 (Leopard)

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Version 1.1.1
Sandu-Serban Member IconReview-2
Sandu-Serban
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One musthave app. Fast. Very fast. And simple. Very simple.

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Version 1.1.1
Dalahast Member IconComment+139
Dalahast
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Amazing. It barely uses any CPU, definitely a big bonus. Unlike CocoThumb, there isn't one of those little reflections under everything, either. This is THE best in its class by far. Users who have folders filled with PNG or non-thumbnailed icons (like me, which is why I got Pinki) will definitely appreciate this little app.

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Version 1.1.1
Yoxi Member IconReview+54
Yoxi
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The one thing that's missing for me to make this app really useful: if therer's a non-image in my selection (e.g. a text file or a subfolder) then the app won't process any of the image files. It would be much more useful if the message said "There are non-images in your selection" and then would go ahead and process the image files if you want it to.

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Version 1.1.1
hced Member IconComment+171
hced
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- I'm experiencing sudden crashes now and then. As in, silent crashes without notification. I can't replicate when, exactly it happens, but I'll report about it if I find out.

- I haven't figured out how the 'Save as .ICNS…' works. I select an image in Finder, then choose to save it as .icns in Pinki, but I don't get to save it as a separate .icns file. Reading the description of the program, I was under the impression that there should be a way to generate separate .icns files out of images. Would be happy if someone could give me some advice (am I missing anything?).

Other than that, this looks great! I like the app, but it's a little rough around the edges perhaps.

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Version 1.1.1
solidsnake Member IconComment+1
solidsnake
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The app is reminding everytime update 1.1.1 is available for download even it's 1.1.1 running and check for update disabled.

Except that tiny problem, it's a good utility to work with images.

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Version 1.1.1
JetFireDX Member IconComment+34
JetFireDX
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Very cool indeed. Makes it so that the small icons shown while using Xfolders actually represent the image. Thanks for creating this!

A couple things I would love to see (either added to this or from Apple, since it seems like it should be an option somewhere...)

1. Search inside of selected folders and convert all images. This would make batch processing a huge amount of images easier.

2. Would it be possible to hook into the finder somehow and anytime it creates a temporary icon, just save that to the file as its icon? First time you open a folder it would be slow, but then it would only have to do it for new images that don't have their own icon after that.

Thanks for making this!

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Being able to specify the color of an optional 1 pixel thumbnail border would be nice.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Never thought I'd have as much use for this app as it turns out I do! Great for making photo archives easy to browse from the Finder, as well as cleaning up low-res icons made by OS 9.

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Version 1.0
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Version 1.1.1
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Downloads 7,845
Version Downloads 5,526
License Free
Date 03 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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