iconCompo
iconCompo 3.7.2
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Create an icon from 2 images.   Shareware ($17.00)
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iconCompo can compose one icon out of two images mainly for making custom folder icons. Drag and drop one or two images onto the main window of the program and then adjust the images in various ways - position, size, directions, transparencies and colors, text. Composite images can be attached to existing files/folders, used to create new folders, or saved in several image format such as icns, png and tiff.
With a Finder contextual menu item iCCMPlugin, you can attach custom icons with your saved settings or add thumbnails.
What's New
Version 3.7.2:
  • Fixed the bug that made foreground images too small on large icons.
  • Adding/removing custom icons does not influence label colors.
  • Images can be saved in the "rsrc" file format (resource fork).
  • Finder update method is modified.
  • French localization updated by Thomas Robbison (Thanks!)
  • Other internal adjustments (deprecated methods were replaced).
  • [Note] Adding variant icons shows no effect under OSX v.10.5.1, which is a bug confirmed by Apple. Unfortunately having no workaround found yet, we need to wait for fix in a later version.
Version 3.7.2:
  • Fixed the bug that made foreground images too small on large icons.
  • Adding/removing custom icons does not influence label colors.
  • Images can be saved in the "rsrc" file format (resource fork).
  • Finder update method is modified.
  • French localization updated by Thomas Robbison (Thanks!)
  • Other internal adjustments (deprecated methods were replaced).
  • [Note] Adding more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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iconCompo User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Corpsecorps commented on 20 May 2009
Whoa! That IS slow.

Impressive features. If it was snappy, the toolbar icons made their function more obvious, it properly handled Leopard's 256 and 512 pixel icons, it would be great!
[Version 3.7.2]


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md828 reviewed on 14 Mar 2008
You can add text through the "T" button right beside the shadow button. I do agree that the performance is poor. I think this is still a PPC app and running in rosetta makes it very unresponsive.

But if the performance issues were solved, and if it got a few UI tweaks, this thing is amazing. It's easy to use (it could use some more polishing though) but the feature set is IMPRESSIVE.

Basically the way it works is: you right click a plain folder in the Finder, choose iconcompo, and drag-and-drop the badge you want (second icon). You can customize a zillion things if you need to.

There used to be a few of these utilities a few years ago and this iconcompo seems the last to remain alive. I hope that the developer continues development.

This kind of app is essential for any icon user and I think it can reach the "mainstream" status of CandyBar. It's got a lot of potential.
[Version 3.7.2]


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+14
DarylF2 commented on 05 Dec 2007
iconCompo has a lot of promise, but is VERY slow on my system (Mac Pro 3.0 GHz Quad Xeon with 4GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.5.1)) when launching the app or when using the sliders...

The Finder contextual menu item is likewise very useful, but messes up the Finder. After using the iconCompo Finder contextual menu item, my Finder won't respond to any AppleScript commands until I quit it and then relaunch it. Weird.

If these problems were fixed and the author added the ability to combine base icons (like folder icons) with text (like CanCombineIcons or FolderBrander), I'd buy it.
[Version 3.7.1]


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+172
chas_m commented on 05 Oct 2007
Great program, but for US users the $17 price is a little hard to justify for a program one is probably only going to use occasionally.

At $10 or less I would be far more likely to buy.
[Version 3.7]

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Corpsecorps replied on 27 Oct 2007
$17 seems a little high, but as far as use, i've been using Folder Icon X every few days for years.

At the rate i collect stuff and folders multiply, i need visuals to help distinguish them.
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Apr 2003
I was seeking some software that could make custom folder icon which show what graphic files are contained in it. iconCompo is simple and ease to use but powerful software to do that. And the custom icon which made by iconCompo is excellent and beautiful.

Especially, Japanese user's guide is very good. The composition is correct and elegant. It is nice to us.
[Version 2.2]


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Rains1026 rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 3.7.2]


Downloads:20,344
Version Downloads:6,361
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Shareware
Date:06 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $17.00
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iconCompo can compose one icon out of two images mainly for making custom folder icons. Drag and drop one or two images onto the main window of the program and then adjust the images in various ways - position, size, directions, transparencies and colors, text. Composite images can be attached to existing files/folders, used to create new folders, or saved in several image format such as icns, png and tiff.
With a Finder contextual menu item iCCMPlugin, you can attach custom icons with your saved settings or add thumbnails.


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