Suppose I have a graphic file (a
.png, for instance), and I want to make that graphic the icon for another file or folder. Previously, I would copy the image to the clipboard (either in Preview, like in the instructions in this post or in the Get Info window in the Finder), then open the Get Info window for the target file, select the icon, and paste the image in as the new icon. In the past, this has worked for me.
When I do this in Lion, the result is that the target file now has the default
.png icon (document with folded corner, blue-ish image in the middle, and the letters "PNG"), rather than the particular
.png image I intended to paste. If the image I am pasting is a
Is there another way that I can assign a custom icon from a graphic file to another file in Lion, because I'm still unable to do it?