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I have Toast 8 Titanium and can't see any option for applying a url to a jpeg on the dvd. Is this even possible? We'd like to have only 2 items on the dvd: a full-sized pdf of a magazine plus a jpeg which when clicked will auto-launch a web page.

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Absolutely it would work but so far I haven't figured out how to get the custom icon onto the shortcuts. Copy & paste in the Get Info window, as I do for custom folders, won't work. However, it sounds as if you know how to do it? I hope! Thanks oldarchiver. :>)

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Absolutely it would work but so far I haven't figured out how to get the custom icon onto the shortcuts.
I haven't figured out how to do it for Windows .lnk files, as I fear you would have to have a Windows box to get Windows compatible custom icons embedded in those files. But I'm sure there's lots of tutorial web pages out there that explain the procedure.

 

Copy & paste in the Get Info window, as I do for custom folders, won't work.
The Finder plays a trick here, as it shows a custom icon for .jpg files, that isn't embedded in the file, but is shown on-the-fly by decoding the .jpg and showing a small version instead of the document icon. That's why you can't copy it from the Get Info window.

 

However, it sounds as if you know how to do it?
Two ways that work. Choose which fits you best.

1/ Re-save the .jpg as a copy using an image editor (e.g. Photoshop) that embeds custom icons. Then copy the icon using the Get Info window.

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2/ Open the .jpg in Preview. Copy. Go the the Get Info window of another file (your .webloc file), select the icon, paste. It may take a few seconds for the Finder to scale it down and show the result.

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I haven't figured out how to do it for Windows .lnk files, as I fear you would have to have a Windows box to get Windows compatible custom icons embedded in those files. But I'm sure there's lots of tutorial web pages out there that explain the procedure.

 

I do have Windows on my Mac (much as I'd always hated the thought), so I could probably do it there but I don't have Photoshop on the PC side, so that might be an issue for me.

 

Two ways that work. Choose which fits you best.

1/ Re-save the .jpg as a copy using an image editor (e.g. Photoshop) that embeds custom icons. Then copy the icon using the Get Info window.

or:

2/ Open the .jpg in Preview. Copy. Go the the Get Info window of another file (your .webloc file), select the icon, paste. It may take a few seconds for the Finder to scale it down and show the result.

 

I could have sworn I replied to this yesterday but I don't see the reply so I'll say it again. Thanks so much - the first option worked perfectly on the Mac side.

 

Unfortunately, when the dvd was burned (using the "both Mac & PC" setting, even though all 3 icons displayed perfectly when it was put in a Mac, on a PC all the icons are generic - even the icon for the PDF.

 

I'm not the one burning the dvd. That's being done in Calgary (I'm in BC) by a Mac person who doesn't have Parallels. Do we need to have TWO copies of the .pdf file - one with the icon applied on a PC and one with the icon applied on a Mac - so that each platform can see it?

 

This is getting SO complicated when I thought it would be simple.

 

Thanks so much for your help oldarchiver!

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