is it possible to extract multiple cover art ?


#1

hi,

great tool this mp3tag.
is it possible to extract the cover art from multiple mp3 files into a directory with the naming: %artist%-%album%.jpg

the only thing i can do now is select every mp3 seperatly and go to the tags... and extract cover art. this is very time consuming.

is there a better way to do this?

thanks,
max.


Extract multiple cover art from multiple MP3
#2

Currently MP3Tag only supports importing art via the actions dialog, not exporting.

If enough people are looking for a feature, Florian may add it to the wish list.


#3

thanks for the reply,

i hope it will be integrated into mp3tag.
i found a program "the godfather" (also a mp3 tagger) who could do this.

max.


#4

I use The Godfather, when I cant do something in Mp3Tag.
The Godfather is great for Cover-art.

Good idea,
extract multiple cover art would be useful to me too. :slight_smile:


#5

I've added a new action type Export cover to file with the current Development Build.

Best regards,
~ Florian


Extract cover picture to folder (Batch)
Help needed with "Export cover to file" action
#6

Once again, you rock.


#7

Where is this feature located? I downloaded the newest version 2.37b and I dont see where the cover can be exported. When I go to File -> Export there isnt a selection to Export the cover. All I have found what was available in previous editions. That when selecting View -> Extended Tags you have the ability to save the cover but not export it?


#8

Just press Alt+5 to create an action or Ctrl+Alt+5 for a quick action and choose "Export cover to file"

When you click on :mt_save: you can export the cover.


#9

Yes I see it as an available "Action" Thank you :slight_smile:


#10

I have the same question ... I am trying to do 2 things ...

Windows Media Player screwed up my "folder.jpg" files. I am trying to do a bulk extraction to fix them ...

I can manually go in to extended tags, click the floppy disk "Extract cover...", a save as dialog with "folder.jpg" as the default filename will pop up and I can save it, and then move to the next file ...

I want to automate this or do it in a big ass batch ... with close to 1000 albums it is taking forever by hand.

The second part is that I want to do the same thing but create files using a string to name the file.

I tried doing the action as listed above with the string %band% - %album% and I got a 0KB file with the correct name ...

again, I want to do this in bulk.


#11

Create an action group 'Export cover'.
Create following action:
Action #1:
Action type: Export cover to file
Format string for image filename: $validate($trim(%BAND%)' - '$trim(%ALBUM%),%DUMMY%)

Try this first with one file and check if it has done what you want.
If ok, then run this action against the selected files.

DD.20070123.2053


#12

This worked beautifully. It did in 30 sec what it has taken 3 hours to get half way through ... How would I get it to do it with the file name folder? replace the strings with "folder"?


#13

And how does it works, if it should write only one picture per album?


#14

Hmmm, one picture per album works, if each file contain only one picture (Mp3tag v2.37d).

Well, for other cases, I don't know.
I think that the cover area of Mp3Tag needs a litle bit more brain grease, it is not well formed yet.

Running an action like this from above against files which have 4 pictures embedded there was following result:
Robby Ameen.Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass and Drums.jpg
Robby Ameen(1).jpg
Robby Ameen(2).jpg
Robby Ameen(3).jpg

Only the first file is proper named.
The following files are numbered as expected, but let missing the %ALBUM% field.

DD.20070124.2033


Cover Export nach Typ
#15

It will create a file for each track you have selected, so if you select say a whole album you will get multiple art files. The trick I used was to sort by Track Number and then select all of the 1s. I got one art file in each folder containing tracks. Of course I have all of mine organized with full tags ...


#16

This works great. How does one add a path to this action to place all covers in one folder? Thanks ...


#17

Just prepend the given format string with the proper folder path, e. g.
X:\FOLDER$validate($trim(%BAND%) - $trim(%ALBUM%),)

Make sure to assemble unique file pathnames to avoid collision due to duplicate file pathnames.

DD.20081024.1625.CEST


#18

Thanks did try this numerous times this AM with success but it does work now ... Thanks ...


#19

A suggestion: It would be nice if we could import/export from/to the (numbered) image types in a file, i.e., only update the front cover (3). Or store an extra back cover (4).

Here’s a list (as far as I know about the numbers, all as hex byte code):

  • 00: Other
  • 01: 32x32 pixel 'file icon' (PNG only)
  • 02: Other file icon
  • 03: Cover (front)
  • 04: Cover (back)
  • 05: Leaflet page
  • 06: Media (i.e., label side of CD)
  • 07: Lead artist/lead performer/soloist
  • 08: Artist/performer
  • 09: Conductor
  • 0a: Band/orchestra
  • 0b: Composer
  • 0c: Lyricist/text writer
  • 0d: Recording Location
  • 0e: During recording
  • 0f: During performance
  • 10: Movie/video screen capture
  • 11: A bright coloured fish (whatever that is for …)
  • 12: Illustration
  • 13: Band/artist Logotype
  • 14: Publisher/Studio Logotype
Of course it might also be nice to be able to set/read the image description (max. 64 characters/image).

EDIT: All done in v2.42 – Thanks, Florian!


#20

Firstly,

Florian ... wonderful work. Best tagger out there. This is a double edged sword, though, because if mp3tag doenst have a feature it really hurts as you wont find it elsewhere :slight_smile:

Now about Moonbase's question/request...

I cant seem to find a way to import into a specific cover location. you know, like if i have Back covers in each album folder , is it possible to import them into "Cover (Back)"?

Thanks for a great product (you must get tired of reading/hearing that)

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