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What does the multi-celled grid on the left represent?

This grid is the Resource List and represents all the icon resources that can be compiled into a single icon.

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Any tips on building and saving icons with IconBuilder?

Yes, there are many good IconBuilder tips! See the full description for general tips on building and saving icons.

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What is the importance of IconBuilder's Verify panel?

The verify panel allows you to quickly check if your icon has extra or missing resources for the target platform and OS.

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Why isn't my Open/Drop icon working in the Finder?

Be sure to set IconBuilder to save as a folder with a custom icon applied to it, or the Finder won't display it properly.

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How do I build folder icons with Open / Drop states?

We recommend you consult the Tutorial that comes with the IconBuilder download to learn more about Open/Drop icons.

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What is the best way to create 16x16 (small) icons?

For the best results, we recommend designing 16x16 versions by hand in Photoshop with pixel-clicking.

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Icons built with IconBuilder give errors in Preview. Why?

This problem is a bug in Tiger and is not related to IconBuilder. Try using our free IconExaminer app instead.

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Can IconBuilder create icons for the Windows platform?

Yes! IconBuilder supports the creation of both classic and modern Windows or .ico files from your Macintosh.

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Any tips on using Photoshop with IconBuilder?

Some tips and trick when using IconBuilder with Photoshop include magnification levels, naming layers and more.

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Can IconBuilder create icons for Windows XP?

Absolutely! IconBuilder supports the creation of modern, 32-bit (millions of colors), deep mask icons.

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