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ajdedo

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Hi, I just have a few questions regarding embedding artwork....

In each album folder I have between 1 and 5 jpegs. They would be named "folder", "back", "insert", "insert 2", "insert 3" etc...

1) When I go to -> Actions / Local connect / Correct artwork <- it sorts my artwork alphabetically, placing "folder" as the 2nd picture. Is there a way to correct that, or do I need to bulk rename all my jepgs to "1", "2", "3", etc...?

2) I've noticed that in -> Preferences / local connect / Artwork correct <- there is an option to "resize artwork if larger than". Is this meant to work with jpeg already in my folder, or only newly downloaded jpegs?

3) And to what extent will "resizing artwork" lower the actual file size? I am looking for the best way to keep the embedded pictures under 100k each, since most the jpegs I have are 500k+.

Thank you.
paultaylor

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ajdedo wrote:

1) When I go to -> Actions / Local connect / Correct artwork <- it sorts my artwork alphabetically, placing "folder" as the 2nd picture. Is there a way to correct that, or do I need to bulk rename all my jepgs to "1", "2", "3", etc...?
 

There is no way to change the order at the moment, sorry.

ajdedo wrote:

2) I've noticed that in -> Preferences / local connect / Artwork correct <- there is an option to "resize artwork if larger than". Is this meant to work with jpeg already in my folder, or only newly downloaded jpegs?
 

Yes, should work for files found on your local folder , and downloaded files. But it takes effect as the artwork is added to your files, it has no effect on artwork already in your files.

ajdedo wrote:

3) And to what extent will "resizing artwork" lower the actual file size? I am looking for the best way to keep the embedded pictures under 100k each, since most the jpegs I have are 500k+.
 

Yes, filesize will be reduced roughly in proportion to image size.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
ajdedo

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Thanks. just a couple follow up questions.....

1) If my tag already contains an image, and I add a second image, will the new image be added in second place after the first, or will it replace the first image? (with the first then being moved to second place?)

2) Are you aware of any software that is able to resize an image to a target file size, eg 100k, as opposed to just a target dimension?

Thank again.
ajdedo

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Update: I found the answer to number 2 here -> http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize

Amazing such a simple feature is so hard to get anywhere.
paultaylor

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1. It will be added in second place, upto 5 images can be added to a file using local artwork correct as long as they are larger than the minimum size and in either jpg, png or gif format. You can add images in another formats such as bmp and tiff manually.

2.Easy Thumbnails is another option Ive used but I think within a tagger specifying the size in pixels makes much more sense then specifying the size in bytes otherwise you might inadvertently end up with some very low res images and it is very difficult to compare images in different formats (i.e jpg versus png versus bmp)

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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