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Copy external cover art

Post by blabibo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:29 pm

It would be nice if the cover art being copied was the resized image (if that option is selected), not the original cover art.

For example today I converted some wav files, adding a large cover art (something big, like 1800x1800), selected the resize option (500x500) and then converted the files to flac. But the copied cover was the large file, not the resized 500x500 one, which would make more sense imho.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by poiko » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm

External cover art auto-resize option is available only in Audio CD Ripper.

I am assuming that when converting files with 'copy external cover art file' option enabled that the copied cover art is already good for the new output folder.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by blabibo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:40 am

poiko wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm External cover art auto-resize option is available only in Audio CD Ripper.
But when I checked the converted flac files, the cover art size was 500x500. So the image was resized during conversion. Or are we not talking about the same thing? I was talking about the image being copied to the music folder, as a stand alone image. I was hoping that one would be resized as well.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by poiko » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Embedded cover art (cover art in file metadata) is resized if resize option is set.

External cover art is copied as it is.

I can add automatic resize for the external.cover art too if that is needed.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by poiko » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:09 pm

I think that you want to save the (embedded metadata) Cover Art to an external file in Audio Converter (feature is available in Audio CD Ripper).

Current version does not do it. It can simply copy the external cover art from source folder to destination folder.

Current:

[ X ] Copy external Cover Art file

(should say 'from Source Folder')

I can change it to:

[ X ] Save Cover Art to external File
---- [ X ] Specify filename [ (Folder.jpg) ]
---- [ X ] Resize [ (1000x1000) ]

[ / ] Copy external Cover Art file from Source Folder
---- [ / ] Rename [ (Folder.jpg) ]
---- [ / ] Resize [ (1000x1000) ]

Where the two options are mutually exclusive.

Or do we need the 'Copy external' at all ? Or does it really need Rename or Resize functions ?
(I think it starts getting too complicated with Rename or Resize)

What do you think ? Opinions ?

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I think it should be changed to:
[ X ] Save Cover Art to external File
---- [ X ] Specify filename [ (Folder.jpg) ]
---- [ X ] Resize [ (1000x1000) ]

[ / ] Copy external Cover Art file from Source Folder (as is)

Where the two options are mutually exclusive.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by blabibo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:35 pm

poiko wrote: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:09 pm I think that you want to save the (embedded metadata) Cover Art to an external file in Audio Converter
Yes, that's what I had in mind.

As far as I'm concerned, that is all I need:

[ X ] Save Cover Art to external File
---- [ X ] Specify filename [ (Folder.jpg) ] edit: changed my mind, this could be useful as well, esp. if EZCD remembers the last filename used (so I don't have to type it each time, I'm so lazy)
---- [ X ] Resize [ (1000x1000) ]

But that's just my personal use, I don't know how other users use this feature.

Couldn't you add a "no resize" option in the drop-down menu, like this:

[ X ] Save Cover Art to external File
---- [ X ] Resize [ (no resize/as is) ]
-----------------------(1000x1000)
-----------------------(600x600)
-----------------------(500x500)
-----------------------(300x300)

With "no resize" the default so no cover art is hurt by accident. Wouldn't that be easier?

edit: the suggestion above is actually the same as yours:

[ X ] Save Cover Art to external File
---- [ X ] Specify filename [ (Folder.jpg) ]
---- [ X ] Resize [ (1000x1000) ]

[ / ] Copy external Cover Art file from Source Folder (as is)

Your suggestion is probably less confusing than mine, I was tired yesterday and didn't think it through.


Btw, I really like that cover art resize feature, nice addition to EZCD, I've been using it a lot these past few days, very useful :) edit: it would be nice to have it also when just editing the metadata of files.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by poiko » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:30 pm

This is how it looks
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"Save Cover Art to external file" and "Copy external Cover Art file from Source Folder" are not mutually exclusive. They can work at the same time. If there is the same output filename for the both images then only "Save Cover Art" does it.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by blabibo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:47 pm

Looking good :)

Btw, if the original art file is in png format, does EZCD converts it to jpg before embedding it? I haven't checked, that's why I'm asking, so far I've only been using jpg files.

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Re: Copy external cover art

Post by poiko » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:14 pm

It keeps ithe original format (png jpg gif). Bmp is automatically converted to png when loaded.

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