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Managing Artwork

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.

May 15 2021 - 11:34 am

UPDATED: Coverscope v2.3

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 11.3
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Coverscope v2.3 and download link is here.

March 27 2021 - 2:03 pm

UPDATED: Sort by Artwork Size v2.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. For users who are particular about managing artwork, this script can write the size of a track's artwork (eg: "600x600") to choice of Category, Comments, or Description tag (enabling tracks to be sorted by artwork size in a playlist using the chosen tag) and/or copy tracks with artwork less than or greater than a user-entered size to a new discrete playlist, named, for example, "Artwork < 300".

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS Big Sur
  • Demo Mode is no longer time-based

More information for Sort by Artwork Size v2.1 and download link is here.

March 6 2021 - 2:44 pm

UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.6

For macOS 10.15 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.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode only up to 5 folders can be processed per launch. You can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • UI and logic maintenance

More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.6 and download link is here.

February 8 2021 - 12:38 pm

UPDATED: Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v4.2

For macOS 10.15 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:

  • Fixes a problem with payment buttons

More information for Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v4.2 and download link is here.

November 4 2020 - 4:01 pm

UPDATED: Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v2.2

For macOS 10.15 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.

Note: Music-assigned artwork may not necessarily be embedded as metadata; pre-ID3v2 MP3s do not store image data; this applet ignores how the Finder may or may not display an audio file's icon image.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only discover 20 tracks without embedded artwork per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the 20 count restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v2.2 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 7:25 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.8

For macOS 10.15 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.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 image files per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the 5-image restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.8 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 7:15 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art as folder.jpg v4.5

For macOS 10.15 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.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 image files per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the 5-image restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Save Album Art as folder.jpg v4.5 and download link is here.

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