importing .gif files for album artwork


#1

hi everyone - i searched to see whether something similar had been asked already, didn't find anything, apologies if i missed it. i'm trying to figure out how to import gif files into tags. jpgs, jpegs and pngs work fine, but if i put a gif into the folder i'm working on, the sw doesn't recognize it's there. it's probably just a question of adding *.gif somewhere, just can't find the right place.

any help would be greatly appreciated!
cheers from new york city,

ksn


#2

Adding GIF files is unfortunately not possible.


#3

But it should be relatively quick and easy to convert a GIF to a JPEG, no ?


#4

@ florian - thanks for the sunday reply, hope right after you left for a pub or something :smiley: . bummer. out of curiosity, is there a technical issue? or did you decide against some formats at some point?

@ chinese/florian - any suggestions for converting? (am pretty new to this stuff). can a program like acdsee do that? is there a low-maintenance free/shareware for that you can recommend?

thans and cheers,
ksn


#5

I personally use HyperSnap as I am used to it but it is a shareware. For a freeware that I used sometimes to manipulate album art, I recommend Photofiltre

You can use it to convert gif to jpeg (open your gif file and then do a SAVE AS) and then u can even change its size (e.g. I work with 500x500) for your MP3 album art


#6

thanks for the tip, i'll be sure to try this out!