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CoverArt, also know as "Album Art" or "Album Artwork" is artwork supplied to provide a visual representation of a [[Release]]. Normally this will be the front of the [[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, but the [[Cover Art Archive]] can store images of the back of the release packing, of the media itself, and of many other pieces — right down to the sticker on the shrinkwrap.
  
==In MusicBrainz website display==
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== In MusicBrainz website display ==
  
As CoverArt has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, [[MusicBrainz]] can display CoverArt only from one of the approved [[Cover Art Sites|CoverArtSites]], lined to by a [[Cover Art Relationship Type|CoverArtRelationshipType]] or [[Amazon Relationship Type|AmazonRelationshipType]].  
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As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display cover art only from the [[Cover Art Archive]], approved [[Has Cover Art At Relationship Type/Whitelist|cover art sites]], linked to by a [[rt:2476be45-3090-43b3-a948-a8f972b4065c|cover art relationship]] or [[rt:4f2e710d-166c-480c-a293-2e2c8d658d87|ASIN relationship]].
  
==In media files==
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== In media files ==
  
Media players that support CoverArt 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).  
 
  
[[MusicBrainz Picard|MusicBrainzPicard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the CoverArt plugin, available at [[Picard Plugins|PicardPlugins]].  
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* stored within the media player's own internal library/database
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* stored as a separate 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).
  
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Terminology]]
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[[Picard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd option out of the box via the [[Cover Art Archive]] or from various [[picard:docs/options/#cover art providers|3rd-party providers]].
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== Usage ==
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We welcome your contribution of cover art images. See [[How to Add Cover Art]] for instructions. See [[Cover Art/Types|Cover Art Types]] for a list of pieces of the release (e.g. ''Front'', ''Back'', ''Medium'', ''Obi'', etc.) with which images can be labelled.
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[[Category:Cover Art]] [[Category:Release]] [[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:To Be Reviewed]]

Latest revision as of 05:22, 27 April 2020

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, but the Cover Art Archive can store images of the back of the release packing, of the media itself, and of many other pieces — right down to the sticker on the shrinkwrap.

In MusicBrainz website display

As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display cover art only from the Cover Art Archive, approved cover art sites, linked to by a cover art relationship or ASIN relationship.

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 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 out of the box via the Cover Art Archive or from various 3rd-party providers.

Usage

We welcome your contribution of cover art images. See How to Add Cover Art for instructions. See Cover Art Types for a list of pieces of the release (e.g. Front, Back, Medium, Obi, etc.) with which images can be labelled.