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Folder Images for Mac Users

by Nibbles Skribbles on 25 January 2012
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If you’re a Mac user and would like those boring blue folders filled with your kits to display the kit preview, product preview or something else – this is for you!

Many designers include an image in their products named folder.jpg – my understanding is that, in Windows, this image automatically displays as the folder icon. Mac users are not so lucky, but we can still get beautiful folder icons if we put in a little work!

Step 1: Open the Product Preview (you can also use the folder.jpg file if it’s included). Make sure that it’s sized to 600×600 at 72ppi (or smaller).

Step 2: Copy the entire image. (Select All (CMD-A) and copy (CMD-C))

Step 3: Go to the folder containing the kit/product you want to replace the image of. Right Click and select “Get Info”

Step 4: Click on the little blue folder in the upper corner, it should get a fuzzy blue border on it showing it’s selected. CMD-V to paste your image in that place

Step 5: Admire your work, your blue folder has been replaced with the preview image you used!

*Kit used for this tutorial is First Birthday by Nibbles Skribbles Coming soon!

Nibbles Skribbles
Products available at: theStudio PU and theStudio CU

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie 4 February 2012 at 2:06 pm

Yes, I discovered how to do that a while back and its awesome! Now I just have to organize it all better. :-)


2 Debbie 4 March 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thank you, I have wanted to know how to do this for a while.


3 Pat 25 June 2012 at 3:09 am

WOW, I’ve had a MacBook for 2 years now (and still learning about it) and never knew this was an option! Thanks for sharing!!


4 tora 10 September 2012 at 8:26 pm

This is so awesome, looks so much better like this :) Thank you so much for sharing this I´m loving it so much


5 Cindy 6 October 2012 at 7:32 pm

I switched to a Macbook Pro in December and that folder preview is the one thing I have truly missed, you just made my day.


6 Ariadne/Janet H 30 March 2013 at 11:52 pm

I will love you forever just for this! This is the only thing I miss from my windows based machine!


7 Michelle 20 April 2013 at 1:11 pm

OMGosh!!!! I had to comment. Can I just say…”I LOVE YOU!!!” I love my Mac….but honestly that is the one thing I always missed from my PC days! I missed knowing what was in the folders at just a glance!! THANK YOU!!!!


8 AnitaB 11 July 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this! Seeing the colors in a kit makes it so much easier to select just the right kit!!


9 Kathy 28 July 2013 at 8:33 am

Brilliant!! Thank You!!!


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