Difference between revisions of "Cover Art"

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Cover art, also know as "Album Art" or "Album Artwork" is artwork supplied to provide a visual representation of a [[Release|release]]. Normally this will be the front of the [[Release|release]]'s packaging.
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Cover art, also known as "album art" or "album artwork", is artwork that provides a visual representation of a [[Release|release]]. Normally it refers to the front of the release packaging.
  
 
==In MusicBrainz website display==
 
==In MusicBrainz website display==
  
As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, [[MusicBrainz]] can display cover art only from one of the approved [[Cover Art Sites|cover art sites]], linked to by a [[Has Cover Art At Relationship Type]] or [[Amazon Relationship Type]].
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As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display cover art only from approved [[Cover Art Sites|cover art sites]], linked to by a [[Has Cover Art At Relationship Type]] or [[Amazon Relationship Type]].
  
 
==In media files==
 
==In media files==
  
Media players that support cover art display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism  
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Media players that support cover art display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism. Images can be:
* stored within the media player's own internal library/database
 
* as a separate image file in the same folder/directory as the release, using a naming convention (e.g. folder.jpg)
 
* embedded within each [[Track]]'s metadata info (e.g. ID3).  
 
  
[[Picard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the cover art plugin, listed on [[Picard Plugins]].  
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* stored within the media player's own internal library/database
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* stored as a separate image file in the same folder/directory as the release, using a naming convention (e.g. folder.jpg)
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* embedded within each [[Track|track's]] metadata info (e.g. ID3).
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[[Picard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd option when used with the cover art plugin, listed on [[Picard Plugins]].
  
 
[[Category:Release]] [[Category:Terminology]]
 
[[Category:Release]] [[Category:Terminology]]

Revision as of 12:15, 18 January 2011

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Cover art, also known as "album art" or "album artwork", is artwork that provides a visual representation of a release. Normally it refers to the front of the release packaging.

In MusicBrainz website display

As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display cover art only from approved cover art sites, linked to by a Has Cover Art At Relationship Type or Amazon Relationship Type.

In media files

Media players that support cover art display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism. Images can be:

  • stored within the media player's own internal library/database
  • stored as a separate image file in the same folder/directory as the release, using a naming convention (e.g. folder.jpg)
  • embedded within each track's metadata info (e.g. ID3).

Picard supports the 2nd and 3rd option when used with the cover art plugin, listed on Picard Plugins.