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Managing Artwork

February 5 2022 - 8:28 pm

UPDATED: Is Artwork Embedded v2.1

This script will examine the metadata of the audio file of a single selected track for image information and will report if such embedded artwork does or does not exist.

For faster access and activation, assign this script a keyboard shortcut.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and modernization update

More information for Is Artwork Embedded v2.1 and download link is here.

February 5 2022 - 2:08 pm

UPDATED: Size of Artwork v3.1

This script will display the size (width x height) of the artwork of the single selected track.

For quick access, assign a keyboard shortcut to it.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and modernization update

More information for Size of Artwork v3.1 and download link is here.

February 4 2022 - 3:13 pm

UPDATED: Clipboard as Artwork for Selection v2.1

Apply an image copied to the clipboard as the artwork for one or more selected tracks. Saves a step or two by not having to open each track's Info window and tab to the Artwork panel (and then closing it again).

Works quite smoothly when assigned a keyboard shortcut.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and modernization update

More information for Clipboard as Artwork for Selection v2.1 and download link is here.

January 27 2022 - 6:00 pm

UPDATED: Coverscope v2.6

This applet will show both the assigned track artwork and the local file's metadata artwork (if any exists) for the selected track. The Track entry artwork well supports copy, paste and drags. Pasting or dragging image data immediately applies the image to the selected track's artwork and attempts to embed it. Additional tools can Embed or Apply artwork between track and file.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs
  • Adds up-down track select in UI
  • Other UI and performance improvements

More information for Coverscope v2.6 and download link is here.

January 12 2022 - 9:02 pm

UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.1

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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs
  • UI and performance enhancements

More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.1 and download link is here.

December 18 2021 - 2:12 pm

UPDATED: Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.1

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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.1 and download link is here.

December 13 2021 - 6:47 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art to Album Folder v7.1

Universal, 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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Save Album Art to Album Folder v7.1 and download link is here.

December 13 2021 - 6:44 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art as folder.jpg v5.1

Universal, 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 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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Save Album Art as folder.jpg v5.1 and download link is here.

November 20 2021 - 11:29 am

UPDATED: Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.5

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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI and performance enhancements

More information for Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.5 and download link is here.

October 26 2021 - 3:57 pm

UPDATED: Coverscope v2.4

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will show both the assigned track artwork and the local file's metadata artwork (if any exists) for the selected track. The Track entry artwork well supports copy, paste and drags. Pasting or dragging image data immediately applies the image to the selected track's artwork and attempts to embed it. Additional tools can Embed or Apply artwork between track and file.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Minor UI and performance updates

More information for Coverscope v2.4 and download link is here.

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