Here’s the deal. It’s Friday. You don’t have much money. But you have an overriding desire to put a customized image onto a folder icon using your Mac. How? Plaster it with Plaster.
There’s not much to this Friday Freebie because all it does is, well, plaster an image onto a folder icon, which customizes the folder’s look (while still retaining all the goodness and capability of a Mac OS X folder). Not only is Plaster free, it’s drag and drop simple to use.
Specific Or Random
Plaster isn’t exactly loaded with features, partly because it relies upon you to create the image you want to insert into the folder to customize the icon. So it’s likely you’ll use a graphics app on your Mac to create the icon image.
All Plaster does is plaster the image onto the folder and replace the default icon. Drag and drop. But there are a few customize options.
Plaster will display the dimensions of the image, and it has options to fill the icon space with color, round corners (but no option on how much the corner radius should be), adjust the border color, as well as the transparent and visible border size.
There are two ways to use Plaster to place an image on a folder icon. The first is a simple drag and drop from the Finder to the Plaster window. It will also accept images from some apps, and there’s a keyboard shortcut to pull an icon that’s already on another folder so it can be placed in the new folder.
It’s a far better way to customize a number of folders with special icons, and much faster than using Get Info and copy and paste.
The second way is to drag and drop a folder of images to be used as icons. Plaster will let you cycle through the images to find one you like which can then be applied to the folder. Of course, you can cancel at any time and revert back to the original. Plaster even extracts images from MP3 and M4A files, artwork from iTunes, and apps.
Not bad for free.