Pinki
Pinki 1.1.1
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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:
  • 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.
  • Navigate in a Finder window to the
  • What's New
    Version 1.1.1:
    • Universal Binary for Intel Macs
    Requirements
    Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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    ver. 1.x:
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    Jazzyguy commented on 06 Nov 2013
    It Works great in Mavericks too!
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    Jazzyguy reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
    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)
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    Sandu-Serban reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
    One musthave app. Fast. Very fast. And simple. Very simple.
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    Dalahast commented on 11 Jun 2007
    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.
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    Yoxi reviewed on 02 Feb 2007
    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.
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    solidsnake commented on 20 Apr 2006
    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.
    [Version 1.1.1]


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    JetFireDX commented on 10 Mar 2006
    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!
    [Version 1.1]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2005
    Being able to specify the color of an optional 1 pixel thumbnail border would be nice.
    [Version 1.1]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 31 May 2005
    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.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 30 May 2005
    This would be a lot better if it left you with control of the finder. As it stands if you are changing say 100 icons you are basically locked out until the app has finished.

    Other than that its quite good.
    [Version 1.0]


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    hced had trouble on 21 Jan 2007
    - 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.
    [Version 1.1.1]



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    Caschreier rated on 11 Feb 2011

    [Version 1.1.1]


    Downloads:7,743
    Version Downloads:5,424
    Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
    License:Free
    Date:03 Apr 2006
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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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 is located, select the 'View -> View Options' menu, then click the box labled 'Show Icon Preview'. (The downfall to this is that each time you open the folder your computer will have to re-read the files and assign custom icons to them, which can take a lot of processor power and memory and can slow even new machines down quite a bit. In addition, when you use the "Show Icon Preview" option, the custom thumbnail icon data isn't actually saved inside of the image file itself - if you were to move the file to a different folder or copy it to a different computer the custom thumbnail will disappear.
    3. Simply select (highlight) the three files all at once in the Finder, and select "Create Thumbnail(s)" from the Pinki menu item. Or to make it even simpler, just hit Command-Shift-T on your keyboard after selecting the files.
    Pinki can also remove custom thumbnails (restoring icons to their generic state) as well as save thumbnails as separate .icns files. Pinki supports all major image formats including jpeg, png, tiff, gif, psd, pdf and bmp.


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