So Far, So Good. More than i expected but need a few tweaks.
currently, it will modify the folder name. Excellent, that alone will save be a lot of work. What it doesn't do is change the jpg title. i'll provide a sample in a moment. The jpgs within the folder is currently Front, back inlay. I'm tryingto get it to change:
Amy Winehouse Back
Amy Winehouse Front
Amy Winehouse label.
The big issue is it will not allow me to write witihn MP3Tag. Just as you would bring up a mp3 folder and it creates the meta tag from Discog... I can not manually enter in the album tilte and have it change it. It states can't open the file for writing. The only thing I can think of besides not inputting the action cotrrect, it things it's a Mp3 instead of a jpg. Although the illustration shows MP3 and jpgs in the view i can display jpgs only and it still will not take the changes. I took your example modified it to show Filename instead of "directory" and it works but it only changes the jpg name to the album name, but not to specify front or back. Not bad, i found a program that will change the jpg, but not the folder name. So with that take a look
I know it's a lot if you have suggestion or somthing i over looked thanks... but what it does do it does well.
Why do you want to name a cover-file by the artist? A cover belongs to an album and to my opinion it should be named "ARTIST - ALBUM -FRONT".
MP3Tag deals with tags in special music-files like mp3, flac ..., not with meta-data of JPGs.
It cannot wirte an album name in the album tag
because JPGs don't have those tags
because JPGs are no music files.
But you can change a filename of a JPG manually in the columns-view.
What MP3Tag also can do is change the filename or change the directory with the help of Pseudo-Tags like %_directory% or %_parent_directory% or %_filename%. These kind of tags are information-tags about files and they are not meta-data which are content of files.
Because your parent-directory of the cover-files has the artist and the album in it's name, you could define a second action in your action group:
Type: Format Values
Format String: %_parent_directory% - %_filename%
This action takes the already existing filename and writes the parent-directory-name in front of it.
first, as I mentioned in my previous thread, i appreciate the solution to my initial issue. it works perfectly. and with that i found, stumbled onto a program that makes the change for files based on the folder name. the program is Panda Batch Renamer. The whole problem started when i downloaded several album cover and it got to large.
bottomline, between your solution and Panda the problem is solved in a matter of minutes verse days.