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Managing Artwork

September 17 2021 - 4:02 pm

UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script can be used two ways:

When run as an Applet, it will use the assigned artwork from the selected tracks as the icon for the folder containing each track's corresponding file in the Finder--presumably, this is the file's "Album" folder.

When launched as a Droplet--by dragging one or more folders to its icon--it will examine every folder (at all depths) for the first audio file in any folder that contains image metadata and use that image as the icon for that folder.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0 and download link is here.

September 17 2021 - 3:55 pm

UPDATED: Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v5.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will examine the artwork of each selected track (or tracks in the selected playlist) and if greater than a user-set resolution (n x n pixels) will downscale the image to that resolution. Artwork already at the set resolution or smaller will not be affected. Includes options to pad image to make square, preserve extant track artworks, adjust preview proportionally and export displayed artwork to disk.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Re-designed main window UI
  • Adds "Resize Window to Image" frame control

More information for Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v5.0 and download link is here.

September 1 2021 - 9:03 am

UPDATED: Re-Embed Artwork v3.3

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will export then re-import the artwork data of the selected tracks obliging the Music app to embed the artwork in the track's file's meta-data.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Re-Embed Artwork v3.3 and download link is here.

August 29 2021 - 6:56 pm

UPDATED: Apply Embedded Artwork v2.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will examine each selected track's local file for image metadata and apply it as the track's album artwork.

There may be a bug in the way the Music app updates the media library from iTunes which results in "artwork-less" tracks, despite the existence of image metadata in a track's file. This script will try to rectify this for a selection of tracks. Read the Read Me.

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Apply Embedded Artwork v2.0 and download link is here.

August 5 2021 - 10:59 am

UPDATED: Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.0

For macOS 11 and later only. MP3, AAC and ALAC audio files have the capability to store artwork image data internally as metadata, thus allowing artwork to "travel" with a file. This applet will examine the files of the selected tracks (or tracks in the selected playlist) for artwork metadata. Eligible audio tracks whose files are capable of embedding image data but do not contain artwork metadata will be copied to a new discrete playlist.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.0 and download link is here.

July 9 2021 - 3:30 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art as folder.jpg v5.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will export the artwork of the selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist as a JPEG image file named folder.jpg to the folder which contains each selected track's file--presumably the track's Album folder. Many third-party music players and systems (Sonos, for example) may look for a "folder.jpg" here to use as display artwork. If multiple album tracks are selected, the script will make sure only one image file per Album is exported.

Also see Save Album Art to Album Folder.

Latest version:

  • Fixed regression issue with custom scale setting
  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • 
Some UI enhancements

More information for Save Album Art as folder.jpg v5.0 and download link is here.

July 5 2021 - 12:00 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art to Album Folder v7.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will export the artwork of the selected tracks (or the tracks in a selected playlist) as an image file to the folder which contains each selected track's file--presumably each track's Album folder--or to a single user-selected folder. If multiple album tracks are selected, the script will make sure only one artwork file per Album is exported.

Also see Save Album Art as folder.jpg.

Latest version:

  • Fixed regression issue with custom scale setting
  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Some UI enhancements

More information for Save Album Art to Album Folder v7.0 and download link is here.

May 16 2021 - 4:45 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.10

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will export the artwork of the selected tracks (or the tracks in a selected playlist) as an image file to the folder which contains each selected track's file--presumably each track's Album folder--or a single user-selected folder. If multiple album tracks are selected, the script will make sure only one artwork file per Album is exported.

Also see Save Album Art as folder.jpg.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11.3

More information for Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.10 and download link is here.

May 16 2021 - 4:42 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art as folder.jpg v4.6

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will export the artwork of the selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist as a JPEG image file named folder.jpg to the folder which contains each selected track's file--presumably the track's Album folder. Many third-party music players and systems (Sonos, for example) may look for a "folder.jpg" here to use as display artwork. If multiple album tracks are selected, the script will make sure only one image file per Album is exported.

Also see Save Album Art to Album Folder.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3

More information for Save Album Art as folder.jpg v4.6 and download link is here.

May 16 2021 - 11:45 am

UPDATED: Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.4

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will look for an image file in the parent folder of each selected track's file--presumably its Album folder in which you have previously placed an image file of some sort--and apply the data from that image file as artwork for the track.

Also see Save Album Art to Album Folder and Save Album Art as folder.jpg which assist with exporting album artwork as image files.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3

More information for Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.4 and download link is here.

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