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Is there a photoshop action for exporting a 1024x1024 canvas as all the required icon resources for a OS X app?

Seems like something the design community would have made, but I can't find anything so thought I'd ask.

Filename                Size of canvas (in pixels) 

icon_512x512@2x         1024x1024 
icon_512x512            512x512 
icon_256x256@2x         512x512 
icon_256x256            256x256 
icon_128x128@2x         256x256 
icon_128x128            128x128 
icon_32x32@2x           64x64 
icon_32x32              32x32 
icon_16x16@2x           32x32 
icon_16x16              16x16
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I'm sure others will answer the Script/Action question, but I want to address a design issue. Unless your design is very simple and has sharp contrast, when you start making icons that are less than 64^2 you'll want to tweak them to make them look better... and for the 32^2 and 16^2 icons, you may want a simpler version of the icon graphics. This is standard practice. Cheers! – Kevin Bomberry Jun 26 '13 at 3:02

There are many tools and actions for that. One of them is where you paste your app icon once into a Smart Object and export all slices. But recoding your own action should be just as easy.

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I've heard of but it's for iOS. I'm looking for something for OS X. – lms Mar 27 '13 at 12:11

You might find something like this helpful:

Haven't tried it myself, but it seems to export all standard ios icon sizes

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