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Old 02-15-2011, 12:49 AM
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Default Composer's portrait instead of album art?

I don't use album art, but I am wondering if it is technically possible to associate a specific artist's (composer's) name with his/her portrait, so it will show in the empty space where the album art would otherwise show? This is of course not vital, but it would look good...

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Old 02-15-2011, 03:49 AM
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Sure, why not?

As I figure, you would need to:
- find a picture of the composer, preferably in standard JPG format;
- use some basic image editing program to both shrink it to a size usable for your device if needed and also to insert the composer name/whatever text you want...something like the free Fastone Image Viewer will suffice for these basic image edits;
- save after your edits as a standard, NON-PROGRESSIVE JPG file;
- then either embed the JPG in the ID3 metatag data as normal or rename the file to folder.jpg/cover.jpg [whatever works on your device] and place in the appropriate album folder.

The above should work fine I think...

Give it shot and see,
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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Thank you for the reply, -les, that sounds promising. After having consulted Wikimedia I'm beginning to understand your reply. Might
have to return if I get stuck,

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:54 PM
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Well, that was easy. In Media Monkey it's possible to to add pictures (I resized to 300x300 pixels) to the ID3 tag under Properties. Thanks again,

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Personally I wouldn't go below 500x500 pixels. I usually go for 1k times 1k++ but that's just me. Never know what the future might bring, and I'd hate to redo my entire album art library.
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Well, that was easy. In Media Monkey it's possible to to add pictures (I resized to 300x300 pixels) to the ID3 tag under Properties. Thanks again,

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Personally I wouldn't go below 500x500 pixels. I usually go for 1k times 1k++ but that's just me. Never know what the future might bring, and I'd hate to redo my entire album art library.
I concur. My own moderate library is all embedded with minimum 500x500 album art, but no higher than 600x600 - image file sizes I keep below 75-100kb though.

Good enough for me and future proof enough IMO
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