I’m a sucker for changing the icons on my iMac – I find a set I like, install them and then get bored after about a fortnight and change them to something else. This set by David Lanham, however, has been on my desktop for at least two months.
All the usual folders are catered for — home, movies, pictures etc. — and most have a button-style alternative for sidebar/toolbars:
There is also a set of extras featuring something I’ve never seen before and, when you think about it, is a really good idea and that’s alternative versions of icons that feature a globe with Asia in the foreground rather than the usual Europe/Africa or Americas display.
photo Drop is one of those applications that you look at, use and then begin wondering how you ever managed without it. It’s one hell of a handy little gadget.
When you open the program, you are presented with a clean, uncluttered and incredibly straight forward interface:
You select the options you want and fill in the necessary values – in the image above I’ve selected to convert my images to PNG format and to resize them so the height or width is a maximum of 256 pixels. When you click the Save Droplet button you’re presented with a standard “save” dialog – enter a filename and a “droplet” is created.
This droplet can be placed anywhere and any image file in a supported format that is dropped onto it will be converted using the options you selected.
And the best news about this super-useful gem? It’s free. I’m sure the author would be grateful if you bunged him a few dollars if you find it useful – I did …