Can Combine Icons
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Modify & convert Mac OS X icons.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Can Combine Icons allows Mac OS X users to create impressive customised icons within minutes, by using icons and artwork already available. The simple, yet powerful, interface scales beautifully and is fun to use both for the novice computer user and the desktop customisation freak.
What's New
Version 3.0.5 adds the following:
  • Dramatic improvement of the quality of created 16x16 and 32x32 icons
  • Creates open folder variations if they are present in the originals (for example the Aqua folder) and the user preference is set. Warning, creates icons larger than 100kB!
  • Fixed the occasional accidental creation of a file called "temp.tiff" in the current user's home folder
  • Fixed a crashing bug when batch saving in 10.2 and 10.2.1
Version 3.0.5 adds the following:
  • Dramatic improvement of the quality of created 16x16 and 32x32 icons
  • Creates open folder variations if they are present in the originals (for example the Aqua folder) and the user preference is set. Warning, creates icons larger than 100kB!
  • Fixed the occasional accidental creation of a file called "temp.tiff" in the current user's home folder
  • more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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  • Img2icns
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Can Combine Icons User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Ward commented on 18 Sep 2010
In its day (until the final release in 2002), Can Combine Icons was a delight. Although my licensed copy seems to still work in 10.6.4, I'm reluctantly moving on because CCI's maximum icon size is the old 128 x 128 pixels, not the current 512 x 512 pixels.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Ward replied on 18 Sep 2010
An hour of investigating & experimenting led me to a satisfactory solution:

1. Create a 512 x 512 image in Pixelmator.
2. Save the image as a PNG file.
3. Drop the PNG file onto Img2icns (lite, freeware).
4. Click the ICNS button in Img2icns.

Creating the icon image in a full-featured image editor beats the limited imaging editing in most/all icon editors.
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+8

Macsweep reviewed on 16 Jan 2010
This is one of those unique programs that are easy to use, inexpensive, stable and a great value.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no one developing it anymore and no way to register for a serial number. I paid at Kagi my $10 USD and never received a serial. I tried contacting the developer, but no reply. I contacted Kagi and easily received a refund.

If I had received a serial I would have given a 5 rating
[Version 3.0.5]


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aanhorn commented on 13 Jun 2008
beware, this developer will still process your credit card order, but DON'T buy this app, it's dead, it hasn't been updated in years and the developer has apparently lost all interest in reviving it.
[Version 3.0.5]

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MarsViolet replied on 28 Jul 2008
It hasn't been updated in a few years, but it seems to work perfectly under Leopard.
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Corpsecorps replied on 20 May 2009
Leopard?

This is so old it couldn't possibly handle Leopard icons even if it does function.
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Zoidbert replied on 22 Jun 2010
Actually, I'm still using it under Snow Leopard (10.6.4) to make custom combination icons (e.g., a folder/box backdrop with my client's logo in the foreground). Still works fine, and I don't notice any loss of clarity when I pump the icons up full size. Still, I wish there was an alternate (or the developer would release the code into the wild).
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rwatts commented on 18 Jan 2007
REGISTRATION OKAY... Have finally been contacted by developer who has been more than helpful. I am happy now to recommend this product. Seems he was sending emails but they weren't getting through. Neither of us is sure why. But alls well that ends well.
[Version 3.0.5]


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rwatts commented on 15 Jan 2007
In Oct 2006 I sent in my registration fee and three months later, after repeated emails, still no response. Is the developer seriously ill, lost at sea, or just gone AWOL with my money? I've contacted Kagi. Do NOT pay for registration at this time.
[Version 3.0.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 15 Jan 2007
Try contacting the developer at this email address:
david [at] ittpoi [dot] com
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rwatts replied on 15 Jan 2007
Thanks for the rapid reply. That's the email address I've been using. But no response. Thanks though.
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2005
I paid for this program and after re-installing my OS, I needed to re-register it. problem is that my key won't work because their site has been down for the Summer. So I paid for a product and now it is completely broken. Anyone know of a hack? This is pathetic.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 07 Oct 2005
I am having the same problem, this sucks!
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vka commented on 09 Dec 2005
If you still have a copy of your old user directory, you can try to copy the file com.ittpoi.cancombineicons.plist from your old ~/Library/Preferences to your new one.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2005
Finally broken in Tiger -- needs an update
[Version 3.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Jul 2005
I don't think it's really broken, but I did notice their site is either down or gone. What sucks is I had removed it from my computer before and just now had to reinstall it, only to find out that I can't reregister the thing.
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Anonymous commented on 14 Jul 2005
Works fine under 10.4.2
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Anonymous commented on 04 Sep 2005
doesn't work -- can't resize icons -- they turn to black images.
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Anonymous commented on 27 Oct 2005
It only technically works. Saving icons to PNG format seems dead. You're right about turning icons into black images when they get smaller. A work around for that seems to be saving the icon as a TIFF file, opening it in Preview, saving it again as a Photoshop file (via Preview, you don't need Photoshop), then pasting that back into CCI. For whatever reason, CCI can work with a pasted Photoshop images, but not certain desktop icons. That sucks, of course, but until they update it it seems to be the only way.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Oct 2004
No update in 2 years? Seems dead.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Oct 2004
Well, I use the app every day, several times a day and it works (OS X 10.3.5 on my iBook).

Granted it does have a couple of cosmetic UI bugs that in no way effect the use or output of this app. This app does work and is completely stable in my experience.

So why fix what ain't broke?
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Abhi Beckert replied on 10 Nov 2004
I can't think of any reason to upgrade it. I haven't seen any bugs, and I've owned it for more than 2 years. I can't think of any features to add either so it's not surprising that there's been no updates.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Oct 2003
Wonderful little utility!

A dream to use and perfect results.

Well worth the price!
[Version 3.0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 2003
Wonderful little app. I've registered it and it's definitly wort every penny. Only one bug: From time to time it forgets its preferences forcing me to re-register.
[Version 3.0.5]


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Downloads:27,424
Version Downloads:12,685
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Shareware
Date:03 Nov 2002
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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