[HOWTO] Convert png's from the iPod Touch to readable png's on a Mac

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  1. phoenix.stu

    phoenix.stu New Member

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    [HOWTO] Convert png's from the iPod Touch to readable png's on a MAC

    For you PC users that happen to stumble upon this, Will4042 has made a great detailed version on how to here


    I want to start off by saying that I did not make this. I only compiled the information and made it possible here for you guys. I didn't know if I should add a direct link to their site. I know it will be useful.
    Credit goes to the guys over at Hack the iPhone. Thanks guys!

    That being said, here we go. . .
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    This was tested with OS X (10.4.10 & 10.5)



    Step 1

    Grab all of the files that you want to convert off of the iPod and put them on your desktop or where ever is convenient for you.
    If you try to view stock graphic files in the firmware, you'll see they refuse to display.


    Step 2.

    Next you will need to download this nifty little script to take care of the work.
    It is called FixPng and you will need to download it here

    Once you have done that. Go ahead and open that folder. This is what you will see.

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    From there, you will want to double click the libjpeg-libpng (universal).dmg file.

    Then double click this package and follow the directions and install.

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    Step 3.

    Copy the FixPngDroplet into any other folder on your system.

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    *NOTE* It won't work in the downloaded program folder. I put mine in Applications.



    Step 4.

    Now drag whatever icon you want to convert, and drop it onto the FixPngDroplet program icon. You can drag multiple icons into the program at once if you like.

    You will get a pop up window as soon as the file is converted. It will be converted and saved in the same location it was dragged from.

    Here is the pop up that you will get and an example of what the converted image will look like

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    Note: sometimes you might have to put the graphic you want to convert into the same folder as the droplet and then drag them to the droplet to get this to work. I myself have had to do this.


    WARNING- The APP will corrupt any PNG that has already been fixed!
    In other words. . . Don't drag the same file on there twice. Once is enough



    I truly hope that this will help some people out. I know it did for me.
    Have fun and happy editing.


    Once again I would like to thank the guys over at Hack the iPhone for all of this useful information.I would also like to thank Will4042 for giving me the idea to make this.

    How about a STICKY guys so that this doesn't get lost. Thanks.

    Phoenix.stu
  2. nibor

    nibor New Member

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    Thanks man, this is great!
  3. phoenix.stu

    phoenix.stu New Member

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    No problem. Glad I could help.
  4. phoenix.stu

    phoenix.stu New Member

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    uh. . . Bump.

    Cough, cough, sticky, cough.

    C'mon guys this is really good and detailed info.
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    Great tutorial phoenix.stu, stickied by the way and added link to ultimate guide.
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    phoenix.stu New Member

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    Thank you.

    If anyone has any problems with this leave comments and I will try to help you out.

    Phoenix
  7. batman27

    batman27 Banned

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    awesome

    this owns!!! works so quick and good

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    This isn't working at all.
    It says that it "Cannot execute binary file"
  9. phoenix.stu

    phoenix.stu New Member

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    Are you using intel or ppc?
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    HarryL New Member

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    Ppc

    Doesn't work for me either. I'm on a PPC G5.

    The fixpng Unix Executable file that is contained inside the FixPngDroplet refuses to run.

    The script gives an error:
    /sh: /Users/harry/Downloads/test/FixPngDroplet.app/Contents/Resources/fixpng:
    Bad CPU type in executable

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    I hope someone can recompile it.

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