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Why do my Mac icons look blurry in the Finder?

Most likely you are looking at icons that were created for the Classic Mac OS, and are missing the newer, larger resources.

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Any tips with 32-bit Mac icons (in NIB files)?

Working with 32-bit icons in Cocoa and NIB-based Carbon applications, is surprisingly easy. Read on for more.

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What does the extension .dmg mean?

A .dmg is an OS X compressed, read-only disk image file popular for distributing software on the Mac platform.

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Why do I have icon archive problems in OS X 10.3+?

The "Create archive" feature in Mac OS X 10.3 and later can lead to problems and we recommend against using it.

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What does the extension .zip mean?

The file has been compressed for online distribution in the ZIP format, popular on the Windows PC platform.

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Should I avoid using "cicn" resources for UI elements?

Yes, there are many good reasons to update cicn resources to icon suites including millions of colors and transparency.

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How do I create a Macintosh disk image?

A popular way to distribute your creations is via disk images. These steps will help you create your first Mac disk image.

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Can I make custom disk icons for Mac OS 9 and OS X?

During the transition from Mac OS 9 to OS X, the way custom icons are stored on disks changed. Read on for more.

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Can I add a background picture to an OS X disk image?

Yes, but the trick is to make sure the picture you are adding is in a subfolder of the disk you are creating.

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Resource files or folders, which is best for Mac icons?

Save as a resource file when incorporating into an application and as a folder for simple use on the Mac desktop.

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