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Enricus W. Funk

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I pasted some artwork that i saw on amazon onto some files. The problem is that once saved, iTunes would show them in inverted colors (like in a negative). I am using latest Jaikoz and latest iTunes (2.8.4 and 8.0.2 respectively).
Any idea?
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EDIT: forgot to especify that happens when pasting with CTRL+V, not downloading automatically via MusicBrainz or loading the file.
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I assume the artwork is encoded is a funny way that confuses either jaikoz or iTunes, could do with the url of the original amazon artwork.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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Hey Paul!
I have uploaded the screenshot in Skitch. The artwork comes from http://bit.ly/3sUjE2

there it goes
http://skitch.com/enricus/bj14d/fullscreen
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I just tried this with 3.1 on a Mac with no problems, are you stil gettting the issue maybe I did something wrong.

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I'm having this problem too. very weird. same thing - it's only when I CTRL-V rather than get the artwork from musicbrainz.

I've been copying my artwork from discogs.com. the latest one that has done it is here http://www.discogs.com/Rulers-Of-The-Deep-Ready-To-Go-Overground/release/1468820

I'm using itunes 9.0.2, OSX 10.6.1, Jaikoz 3.3.4
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Apples, an update: I've managed to reproduce your problem with the link you sent, but as of yet have not identified the underlying issue.

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thanks for the update paul. It's so refreshing when a software developer actually takes the time to listen to customer's issues!

I look forward to hearing from you when you've been able to work out the problem
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Hmm, annoyingly now that I have allocated some time to resolve this issue I cannot reproduce it, although I can see there are different code paths depending on how you paste the data in.

So when you say you use Cntl-V are you downloading the image first to your hard disk and pasting from the hard disk or navigating to http://www.discogs.com/image/R-1468820-1222019159.jpeg
and right clicking and selecting 'Copy Image' then Paste-V immediately after.
If doing direct from the browser what browser and OS are you using, if you could give detailed instructions on reproducing this that would be great.

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I've done some tests on the two examples images and as far as I can see the issue only happens if

1. You are in OSX
2. You navigate to the webpage and 'drag' the image directly onto Jaikoz.

All other tests work okay, which is a little at odds with what was posted.

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Done a major rewrite of the artwork stuff that resolves this issue.

There are a few contributory factors and this is how Jaikoz currently works.
1. There are a couple of bugs in Java when creating JPEG images that could render them incorrectly.
2. When you drag an image onto Jaikoz direct from a website Jaikoz doesnt does have access to the original file format and because we want to store the image in the mp3 itself we need to decide on an image format and convert to bytes
3. When we don't have access to the original bytes we write the file in JPEG format.
4. When matching artwork from Musicbrainz we do have access to the original bytes but still always convert the files to jpeg.

In the new version our default format is PNG which doesnt have the problems of JPEG, and we only use it when we really don't have the original bytes - so only applies to 3).

In the meantime, if you have a problem with a particular artwork do the following
Save Image from website direct onto your local disk
From within Jaikoz , get the file from disk

This should solve most cases, for JPEG artwork that still has a problem use a 3rd party tool to convert the image from JPEGF to PNG and then load into Jaikoz.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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