We’ve all seen those large, really nice looking, glossy app icons that iTunes displays. I personally have taken screen captures of these icons multiple times for use in blog posts and other advertising. It’s usually a pain because you have to bring the screen cap into photoshop and clean it up, trying not to mess up the nicely rounded corners of the icon. Well, no more! Xeleh has released his free OSX App for capturing and saving those beautiful shiny icons.
All you need to do is enter the iTunes link (or app id#) into the Icon Extractor, click Fetch and then save the pristine icon (.png) with transparency intact! It couldn’t get any easier.
You can get the latest version of AppStore Icon Extractor from the authors website. It’s tested and working on OSX Leopard.
Here’s how to remove the shinny gloss look that is automagically added to your app icon by xCode. Sometimes you just don’t want to look like everyone else
You have to add the line
to your Info.plist file. Change its value to boolean and then add a check mark like below . . .
That will change this into this :