Difference between revisions of "Cover Art"

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For more information on "Cover Art" and on what to do when the wrong or no cover image is shown please refer to  [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ModerationFAQ?highlight=%28cover+art%29#head-83e36dd6310cc99189ec71fdb95ea65482400788 this entry] in the [[Moderation FAQ|ModerationFAQ]]  
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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.
  
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== In MusicBrainz website display ==
  
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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]].
  
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== In media files ==
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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:
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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).
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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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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.