Feature Request : Artist Image

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santoast68
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Feature Request : Artist Image

Post by santoast68 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 pm

I've spent half an hour poking around the UI and can't find a way to set the artist image/artwork. It's making me crazy. Please help.

blaubär
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Re: How Do You Set the Artist Image

Post by blaubär » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:10 pm

santoast68 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 pm
find a way to set the artist image/artwork.
Neutron uses pictures from the directories where the audio files are located.
I don't have a list of supported formats, but at least jpg works.

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If it doesn't find any or you have checked Settings > Media Library > Prefer Metadata Album Art

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and the extended tags contain an image, then that ist used.
There are a lot of tools to add album art from exitsting pictures to music files,
one example for windows would be "mp3tag".

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blaubär wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Do you have checked Settings > Media Library > Prefer Metadata Album Art ?

santoast68
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Re: How Do You Set the Artist Image

Post by santoast68 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:17 pm

I have tried this with and without "Prefer Metadata Album Art". Neither is giving me what I want, which is the ability to select an image for both the Artist and the Album. This seems like pretty basic stuff.

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Re: How Do You Set the Artist Image

Post by santoast68 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 pm

And I don't want to have to edit tags to do so. The app itself should allow this functionality.

blaubär
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Re: Feature Request : Artist Image

Post by blaubär » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:06 pm

santoast68 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:17 pm
what I want, which is the ability to select an image for both the Artist and the Album.
Neutron doesn't show images for artists.
santoast68 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 pm
And I don't want to have to edit tags to do so. The app itself should allow this functionality.
Neutron offers neither an integrated tag editor nor an internet image lookup and selection utility.

I'll transfer this topic to "Development" as it's rather more of a feature request.

blaubär
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Re: Feature Request : Artist Image

Post by blaubär » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:36 pm

I have to correct myself : neutron does show images for artists, at least on Android :

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It seems to take the first album's cover as display for the artist.
On Windows that doesn't work :

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I agree : it would be nice to be able to tell Neutron to use a specific image for an artist.

blaubär
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Re: Feature Request : Artist Image

Post by blaubär » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:17 pm

Another correction :D : that's not a question of windows or android but can be configured :

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long press on artists :

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blaubär
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Re: Feature Request : Artist Image

Post by blaubär » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:30 am

To summarize :

Current situation : Neutron can be configured to show an artist's album art ( probably the first album depending on the chosen order of the albums ) as artist image

Request : the user should be able to provide an(y) image as artist image

Proposal : Neutron should create a subdirectory "artist_images" ( in its installation directory, parallel to "playlists" ). The user could then place an image into this directory where file name matches artist, e.g. "The Rolling Stones.jpg". The Artists List Setup needn't be changed - if an image exists, it is shown, instead of the album art or instead of no image at all.

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