I'm a new mp3tag user. What I was looking for was primarily a tool to allow me to add album art to my MP3's. I use CD-EX to rip and it's pretty good about getting the tags I want into the files, with the exception of art. For years I've been using MusicMatch to add the art, but I finally got rid of my last XP machine and MusicMatch and Win7/Win8 just isn't happening. I just tried MP3Tag to add art to an album and here's my problem: It blows up the size of the jpg. I'm kind of picky about the art. I like 500x500, but I keep the filesize small by going for a higher jpeg compression. In my test run, I used a file that was 25K. When I paste it into the MP3tag editor, it tells me the filesize is 146k. When I save the files, they are 150k larger. When I did the same with MusicMatch, the files would be (about) 25k larger.
Why does MP3tag enlarge the size of the jpeg, and is there anything I can do about it? The interface and speed are great, but I really try hard to avoid increasing the file size any more than necessary.
If there's no solution to this problem with MP3Tag, can anyone suggest another good editor capable of embedding album art?