1000x1000 pixel album art Reply #25 – 2011-10-23 22:42:41 Quote from: krafty on 2011-03-27 02:14:32I always go to albumartexchange.com to get my CD covers (followed an advice from someone here in the forum), because no matter what I do I can't get them scanned as perfect. But I have been noticing that there has been a booming inscrease on average art size. The site started with 600 px, then 800 px, and now it's not uncommon to find your favourite cover with 1000px and way over 1MB, in a very perfect scanned way, of course. In this situation, what to do?Is it still a smart move to embed covers like this in your audio files?I have heard that this may be a great disavantage for portable devices, which eventually choke with such huge art size. However this art size is not daunting to modern computing, as images do eventually need more resolution to look perfect, and computers are faster. Is it better to keep the 1000px in its own file "front.jpg" and leave the audio alone? Or perhaps embed 600px images and keep a higher resolution in the album directory? And where there are several tracks from several albums inside the same folder?What do you guys think about this?MusicBrainz Picard + Advanced Title Case Plugin + Do Not Preserve Tags = Perfect Metadata (IMO) which means - No Album art stored except inside the folder with the album. However I tend to let iTunes find any missing album covers because they're just as good as albumartexchange and Apple is a corporation that has access to original scans.iTunes is easiest in order to retrieve album art, and it's possible to use scripts to embedd the album art across the files.