This brief tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily convert Mac OS X Icon files (.icns) to .png files.
- Start out by copying the icon file (.icns) that you want to convert to png to your Desktop.
- Now open a Terminal by going to your Applications list, selecting Utilities and then double-clicking Terminal.
From the command line, enter the following:
and then hit the enter key.
sips -s format png icon_file.icns --out png_file.png
Where icon_file is the name of your icon file, and png_file is the name you want the resulting .png file to be.
In my example (see screenshot below) I ran the command:
sips -s format png iTunes.icns --out itunes.png
My icon file – iTunes.icns will be converted to itunes.png.
- Some text will pop up in the Terminal window..
- .. and now you will have 2 files on your desktop – the icon file and the newly created .png file. Note: the PNG will be 512px by 512px.
- That’s it!