One of macOS features in that it allows you change image by which you identify an application, document, or folder. And it’s much easier than you might imagine. This way you can set up folders on your Mac outside of folders Documents, Applications or Pictureswhich have their own icons.

And to personalize folders or documents, just you need a picture. It’s best if it matches the default folder shape or the document you’re about to customize, but you can easily fit emoji, rectangular or square images. Everyone has their own preferences. The fact is that by the image you use, it will be very easy for you to distinguish one folder from another, and so on. find what you are looking for at a glance.

The best thing is that you don’t need external apps to set up Mac documents and folders. Just copy and paste with Seeker. Of course, to create your own personalized images, you may need to use photo retouching tools such as Photoshop, Pixelmator, Canvas or pixel. Especially if you are going to customize the default icon. Let’s see what you can do.

Change folder icon

On macOS, you can change the icon that identifies a folder, document, or app. And it’s as simple as drag image on this icon. In particular, you open Seekerselect the folder or document you are about to set up, press the keys team + me to open the info window and you will see a tiny icon of that folder or document.

In addition to its aesthetic functionality and to differentiate document or application folders, this icon can be manipulated. First, you can copy and paste it into an external application. For example, in Preview. Select an icon, click Team + Cyou open Preview and press Team + N. You already have this icon in multiple resolutions. It also works in other text or image editing applications, so you can paste this icon or image into other images or documents. Or, directly, edit them.

The second option is to customize the folders on your Mac. You can drag an external image over the icon and replace it. So maybe change appearance folders, documents, etc. Combination of these two functions Seeker you can, for example, create colored folders for different utilities, create different emoji folders or directly paste the logo or any object. Otherwise, you can use JPEG or PNG images.

If you choose PNG, you can play with transparent backgrounds to create images with original shapes. For example, a folder with an image of an iPhone or a camera. Personally, I have a folder with the icon of my NAS, where I save the files that I will save there. The possibilities are endless.

With Preview, you can edit icons to customize folders on your Mac.

Restore original folder icon

You can change the icons of files or folders by copying and pasting or dragging an image. But what if you want return to original icon? Should I look for it there? Nothing like this. you just have to open Seekerselect the folder you want to anonymize, click team + me to view information and an icon, and then select an icon.

Once the icon is selected, to restore it to its original state, you just need to press the keys Command+X, i.e. “cut” the icon. Or, if you prefer, go to Edit > Cut. As simple as that. Now you have your original icon again. As you can see, changing icons and restoring them is very easy. And unlike editing an image or document, you can always go back to the original without having to look for that icon in a hidden macOS folder.

Preview has tools like Adjust Color to customize folders on Mac.

Change folder color

Let’s implement a very practical solution to distinguish macOS folders from each other. For example, something as simple as creating colored folders. it simple but effective way to set up folders on your Mac without complicating yourself. By default, folders are light blue. But you can go to color palette to have a folder for each thing or for different projects or content. Distinguishing colored folders is faster than reading their labels or titles.

Create colored folders we will use the default icon of any folder. And then we will apply different shades on it without installing any application. To do this, we will be using macOS Preview, which, as you know, is used for more than just reading PDFs or viewing full-screen images. For example, you can sign documents, write on them, draw or do simple retouching.

With Adjust Color you will instantly get personalized folders

As we have seen before. First we need a folder icon. For this we are going Seekerselect a standard folder and click team + me to see its icon. Select it, copy it with Team + C and finally we Preview and open this icon with Team + N. Now to color.

We could customize the macOS folders by coloring them by hand. But that would take a long time and be fatal. So we’d better choose the tool that brings with it Preview. It’s called Color Adjustment and you will find it by pressing the keys Option + Command + C or from Tools > Color Adjustment…. Now you can apply the desired color. You won’t see a color palette, but you will see a number of settings that, with a slight change, will change the color of the folder. Result, colored folders.

Yes, indeed. Once you have the folder in the color you want, you will need to apply the changes to the folder. So far, we’ve colorized the icon image. So, select the main color image, click Team + Cselect the icon you want to change in the information window and click Team + B. changed. Do not you like it? Revert the change with Command+X. And start again.

Emoticons are very useful for distinguishing between folders.

Add emoticons to a folder

If you’re more conservative, you might want the standard folders, but with picture above. Setting up folders on your Mac has no limits. As is the case, for example, with folders where you save Pages, Numbers, Keynote, or QuickTime Player documents. To do this, you can again use Preview from macOS. Copy the original icon, open it as a new image in Preview with hot key Team + N and finally we add images on top of it.

If you want to use emoticons, you can insert them as if it were any text. You will need to activate marking tools (Shift+Command+A) and select the tool Text. Then press the keys Function + E and you will see the emoji window. Select the one you want, double-tap or drag it to the folder. Too small? Select it and increase it from the dropdown list. text stylewhose badge oh. It supports size 200 at best.

Source: Hiper Textual

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