How to Get Rid of the White Border on File Icon on MacOS?

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I upgraded to CC, but now when I save the file, it has a white border around the icon. When I go back and open and save it in CS6, there is no white border, just like always. This is something Adobe changed in CC. Is there a way to remove these white borders? Please don't try to blame this on Apple.



OS X 10.8.5
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That is Apple's chosen way to render the thumbnail/preview.

Previously we used resource fork thumbnails, but Apple is phasing out resource fork support and has a number of bugs with their handling of resource forks -- so Photoshop CC no longer writes resource fork thumbnails.

I'm sorry, but this is entirely an Apple issue.
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"Photoshop CC no longer writes resource fork thumbnails."

So I am correct that Adobe chose to change the icons. But you say it is an Apple issue and that THEY are the ones that have bugs. Hard to follow your logic when it was fine before you changed it. I wish you had just left it alone.
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Okay, It was just confirmed on the Apple forum. Apple directly told Adobe to stop writing icons to a resource fork. Sorry for blaming Adobe. Guess it's the new normal.
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Yep. Apple has deprecated the resource APIs, and has bugs related to reading resource fork thumbnails (which means it wasn't "fine"). So Apple requested that we stop writing resource fork thumbnails.
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so how do you remove the white border? It was a great way to tell which photos I have already worked on.
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You don't - that is how Apple draws the image thumbnails.
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Carol Freeman

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so how can you tell which images have been adjusted vs images that still need to be gone through?
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By looking at the date on the file, or the status in a file browser (like Bridge or LightRoom).
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Yes, I'm aware that looking at dates is an option. However for quick processing of hundreds of images, seeing those with and without borders makes figuring out which photos still need attention much easier! I just installed CS6 and will use that for now as that program removes the border after adjustment.
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Don't rely on the border, because Apple wants to draw the thumbnail with the border. You need to find a different method to sort out what is processed and what is not, that does not depend on a border on the thumbnail.