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=How to Add or Change Cover Art=
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==Through the Cover Art Archive==
   
This page describes how to add or change the cover art pictures for releases. This can be done using the [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]] [[Amazon Relationship Type|"... has Amazon ASIN ..."]].
 
   
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==How to Add Cover Art==
 
   
On the designated release page there should be a link with '''Relate to URL'''. Click this and you should be taken the page where you can enter an URL.
 
   
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Adding [[Cover Art|cover art]] is usually done through the [[Cover Art Archive]].
In the pull-down menu under the header ''links to affiliates'' you will find the special link '''has amazon asin'''.
 
   
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* For that, go to the page of the release you want to add art to, and click the "Cover Art" tab.
Be sure to add the URLs to the appropriate country's Amazon stores:
 
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:{{note}} Always make sure you're uploading art to the right release (i.e. barcode -if any- fits, format fits, etc.) and try to avoid watermarked images! If your image is watermarked, make sure to choose the "Watermark" type.
* ''<code><nowiki>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/##########</nowiki></code>'' for US
 
* ''<code><nowiki>http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/##########</nowiki></code>'' for German
 
* ''<code><nowiki>http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/##########</nowiki></code>'' for Japanese and
 
* ''<code><nowiki>http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/##########</nowiki></code>'' for UK
 
* ''<code><nowiki>http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/##########</nowiki></code>'' for France etc.
 
   
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* Press the "Add Cover Art" button and you'll be taken to a form:
where ######### is the 10 digit [[ASIN]] code. The ASIN will be parsed from the URL entered.
 
   
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[[File:AddCoverArt.png|800px]]
Also make sure you don't add URLs to products that are only sold by custom sellers (those that don't have an Amazon price).
 
   
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* Press "Select images..." and select the files you want to upload. Alternatively you can drag the files into the "or drop files here" field.
Finally, be careful to add the right ASIN to the right release version. Don't add an ASIN that links to a version with bonus tracks to a release in MB that doesn't have them.
 
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:{{note}} The allowed file formats are: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, htm, html, jpe, jfif and pdf.
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:{{note}}There's no size limit. Both original images (for example, the ones included with a digital download) and scans are allowed; if you're planning to scan your releases, we recommend doing it at 600dpi.
   
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* Then select the type or types that apply to the image: see [[Cover_Art/Types|our list of types]]. You can select more than one type for example if an image includes the ''back'' of a CD with its ''spines''.
==How to Delete Incorrect Cover Art of Promo Albums, Bootlegs, and Other Releases Not Present on Amazon==
 
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* There is also a field for adding a short comment if you want to specify something about the image (like "misprinted first pressing").
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* You can also indicate the position the image should be stored and shown in, for example to keep a booklet in order (when adding the first image to a release, you can obviously ignore this). Just move the image to the desired position with the arrows:
   
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[[File:AddCoverArt2.png]]
# '''Add''' a random Amazon ASIN AR.
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">''(if applicable, with auto-editor privileges '''disabled''')''
 
</ul>
 
# '''Edit''' the AR and change it to any type other than the [[Amazon Relationship Type|AmazonRelationshipType]] (for example the [[Review Relationship Type|ReviewRelationshipType]]).
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">''(if applicable, with auto-editor privileges '''enabled''')''
 
</ul>
 
# '''Cancel''' your [[Add Relationship Edit|AddRelationshipEdit]] (the one you entered in step 1).
 
   
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:{{note}} The image with type '''front''' which is closest to the ''first'' position will be used as the release front cover (and displayed in the sidebar). The image with the type '''back''' which is closest to the ''first'' position will be used as the release back cover when [[Cover_Art_Archive/API#.2Frelease.2F.7Bmbid.7D.2Fback|fetching art]], and in the future might be also available from the sidebar in some way.
==Related How To's==
 
   
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* Enter an [[How to Write Edit Notes|edit note]] and submit your edit.
* [[How To Make Relationships|HowToMakeRelationships]]
 
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* [[How To Add URLs|HowToAddURLs]]
 
 
===Reordering Cover Art===
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* To reorder cover art from the Cover Art Archive, just press the "Reorder Cover Art" button in the Cover Art tab.
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[[File:AddCoverArt3.png]]
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* In the reorder menu, just use the arrows until you get the order you want, enter an [[How to Write Edit Notes|edit note]] and submit your edit.
   
 
==Further Information==
 
==Further Information==
   
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* [[How_to_Scan_Cover_Art|How to scan cover art]]
* [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]]
 
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* [https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/User:Nikki/CAA How to access largest possible cover art at various website]
* [[Amazon Relationship Type|AmazonRelationshipType]]
 
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* [[Amazon]]
 
* [[ASIN]]
 
   
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[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:How To]] [[Category:Cover Art]]
 
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Latest revision as of 05:50, 16 June 2022

Through the Cover Art Archive

Relevant video:


Adding cover art is usually done through the Cover Art Archive.

  • For that, go to the page of the release you want to add art to, and click the "Cover Art" tab.
Note Note: Always make sure you're uploading art to the right release (i.e. barcode -if any- fits, format fits, etc.) and try to avoid watermarked images! If your image is watermarked, make sure to choose the "Watermark" type.
  • Press the "Add Cover Art" button and you'll be taken to a form:

AddCoverArt.png

  • Press "Select images..." and select the files you want to upload. Alternatively you can drag the files into the "or drop files here" field.
Note Note: The allowed file formats are: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, htm, html, jpe, jfif and pdf.
Note Note: There's no size limit. Both original images (for example, the ones included with a digital download) and scans are allowed; if you're planning to scan your releases, we recommend doing it at 600dpi.
  • Then select the type or types that apply to the image: see our list of types. You can select more than one type for example if an image includes the back of a CD with its spines.
  • There is also a field for adding a short comment if you want to specify something about the image (like "misprinted first pressing").
  • You can also indicate the position the image should be stored and shown in, for example to keep a booklet in order (when adding the first image to a release, you can obviously ignore this). Just move the image to the desired position with the arrows:

AddCoverArt2.png

Note Note: The image with type front which is closest to the first position will be used as the release front cover (and displayed in the sidebar). The image with the type back which is closest to the first position will be used as the release back cover when fetching art, and in the future might be also available from the sidebar in some way.

Reordering Cover Art

  • To reorder cover art from the Cover Art Archive, just press the "Reorder Cover Art" button in the Cover Art tab.

AddCoverArt3.png

  • In the reorder menu, just use the arrows until you get the order you want, enter an edit note and submit your edit.

Further Information


How-To Pages
Introductory Guides
Basic How-Tos
Specific How-Tos