Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

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Solitaire001
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Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Solitaire001 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:28 am

A feature I'd like to see added to a future version of MediaMonkey (MM) is that ability to resize existing album art. Specifically, the user can specify what size he/she wants the album art to be, and MM will automatically resize it to that size.

My player (a Sony NWZ-A818) has trouble displaying album when it is larger than 240 pixels by 240 pixels. Due to this, when album art is larger than that size I have to save the album art, delete it from the song, resize it to the proper size, and then insert it back into the song.

For me, the ideal way for this to be handled is that (I will use a desired size of 240 pixels X 240 pixels to illustrate):

- MM analyzes each album art file to determine if it exceeds the desired size.

- If the album art does exceed that size, it determines which dimension is larger (width or height)

- It adjusts the picture's size so that the larger dimension is the desired size, and the other dimension is adjusted by the proportional amount (if the album art is 300 pixels by 200 pixels, it is adjusted to the following size: 240 pixels x 160 pixels) to ensure that the album art retains its original shape.

This feature would provide a benefit to individual's with players that have size limitations for album art.
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Eyal » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:59 pm

I would like this feature too, but only when synchronizing to device.
Most of my album arts are 500x500 or 600x600 pixels, and I want to keep these sizes in my computer.

Actually, when synchronizing, there's an option to remove images from tags if larger than x KB, but I'm not looking for image filesize limit, but picture size limit. Reducing album art size only for specific device(s) would be great.
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Solitaire001 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:28 am

Eyal wrote:I would like this feature too, but only when synchronizing to device.
Most of my album arts are 500x500 or 600x600 pixels, and I want to keep these sizes in my computer.

Actually, when synchronizing, there's an option to remove images from tags if larger than x KB, but I'm not looking for image filesize limit, but picture size limit. Reducing album art size only for specific device(s) would be great.
I agree that doing it while syncing would be great, especially if you use MediaMonkey (MM) to sync several players. One related feature that might help deal with album art (and provide a backup for it) is to have MM automatically make a backup copy of the album art for each album's lowest track in another folder when you add the music to MM (it names it by album artist and then album title [Example: "Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon.jpg"). Another option would be the ability to right-click on a track (of select multiple tracks and then right-click on one of them ) and select "Create Backup" to send a backup to the folder that you select.

That way, you can always restore the original album art to your music even if you alter the album art in the tags. Since I only sync a single player with MM, I would just adjust the album art in each tag, but not without first making a backup and an automatic backup feature would take care of this.

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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Lowlander » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:22 pm

Check out the Album Art Tagger script as it might be able to "backup" art like that. Auto-resize on sync has been requested before.
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Orbi » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:26 am

I second the development of a Auto-resize on sync feature. My nokia phone will not show any art above 300px. All my art saved to tags is above 1000px.

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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by heartofhate » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:58 am

would be a really nice feature indeed.

there are still many devices which do not resize the album arts automatically.

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album art resizing

Post by satan4u » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:56 pm

I use to get all my album art manually and resize it to what I wanted, was a big task took a while to do
and I was hoping mediamonkey would take care of that however it seems the album art is all over the place in terms of resolution and i find myself having to resize it manually
is there a way to make album art resize when it gets downloaded?
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by trixmoto » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:29 pm

My Album Art Tagger script might help you out with that - process 4 allows you to extract artwork and automatically resize. Depending on how you want to store your artwork, you might have to run a couple of different processes.
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:25 pm

My problem is identical to satan4u's. What is really annoying is sometimes when I do find one that is the right size and with the right color depth (the only one available at size), a small amount of its border(s) is white or is slightly distorted or obscured with a lighter/whitish outline. So, the ability to trim/crop the border with very small "increments" (as amount you can either type in or as preset or both) as well as "whole" preset resolutions.

Left, Right, Top, Bottom independent cropping would be an ideal feature. Although, if the developers decide to do anything like this natively, I'm sure it will be minimalistic and not an "album art swiss army knife". Still, seeing anything like this would be happy time! 8)
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Resize/Compress cover art on syncing to portable device

Post by sechsterangriff » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:01 am

Hi!
I'm probably not the first to suggest this but here it goes anyway.

As microSD cards capacity can now go upwards 200GB, some of us tend to store more and more music files on our portable devices. Now it's nothing out of the ordinary to have thousands of lossless tracks on these devices. However, some apps and firmware still don't deal very well with reading the tags and images of thousands of files leading to very slow operation or even crashes.
MediaMonkey already has a very useful feature that removes cover art beyond a user specified file size. But what I purpose is to go a step further and to allow to re-compress the cover art to a more widely accepted format, file size and resolution. This could be either done on syncing (adding quite a bit to the syincing time) or it could be some functionality to be added to tag editing or a device profile.

Cheers!
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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by aag » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:47 pm

I'd like to second this feature request -- it looks like my Mazda is failing to display artwork over certain size, and even that intermittently. It'd be nice, if artwork could be altered, and limited to set dimensions when syncing.

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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by goke313 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:21 pm

Would definitely love this feature My Pioneer headunit does not allow album art above 500x500

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Re: Automatic Resizing Of Album Art

Post by Deadcool » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:48 pm

I'd love to see this as well. My Honda head unit only allows 100X100 artwork.

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