How to convert an image to an icon for use in my Mac folders

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One of the best things you can do once you buy a new PC is to customize it to suit your tastes. Among all the things you can do with it, is change or customize the folder icons on your macos device, a process that is quite simple and quick.

With this, you can give it a personal touch and likewise, help you more efficiently locate the different folders you have inside it, either through the color that represents them or the icon. By default, the folders within this system are blue and similarly has a shape specific , so many people find it boring.

However, this will be over soon, with this tutorial where you can edit your folders the way you want and with quick steps, keep reading more in this tutorial.

Change the folder icon for any image

The steps that we present here are simple and you can perform them without problems, changing the icons, with the following steps:

  1. To get started, you need to open the image file, using the application " Preview "available on most Mac devices.
  2. Once inside the application, you just have to insert the complete image or, failing that, the section of the image you want to use and then use the following commands « + C »Or if you do not know how to do it, you can proceed to press inside the option" Edit - Copy "to select and copy the option you have chosen.
  3. After that, you have to press the right button of your PC, only on the folder and after that, enter the option " Get information ".
  4. Once inside, you will see that a new screen will appear in which you are presented with a series of options, among which you have to go to the folder icon within the information window, and right there, you will be able to see the name that corresponds to the folder that you have selected above.
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  • Once there, you just have to press the following command " + V "and this way the image you copied will be added to the place you want.
  • And with that, everything would culminate, as automatically, you will see that the folder you have selected will automatically change its appearance and adopt the one you have chosen for it.
  • When you have finished everything, you just have to repeat all the process you did with those folders that you want to change in terms of appearance, so that here you can customize all aspects of your device quickly and easily.
  • Go back to the default icon of your folders

    If you regret a change made or just want to go back to the beginning of what you originally had, you don't have to worry, because everything has a solution and you can restore your PC to its old look in terms of folders. To achieve this, you just have to follow the following steps and everything will be more than ready:

    1. Start by right-clicking, right on the part of the folder, whose previous or initial icon you want to return
    2. By entering the option " Get information ", once inside, you will see that an information window will open, in which you will have to click on the image you customized.
    3. Once pressed, you have to press the command " + X "to cut the image, and everything will be ready.
  • When you have performed the last step, you will see that the folder will have its classic blue folder icon again, which is the most common, as it is used by default in all operating systems of Mac devices.
  • Finally, it's important to remember that you can set a password for custom folders so that only you can access them.

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