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= Cover Manager =
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The '''Cover Manager''' is a tool to manage the cover art images of your collection. It allows you to change covers easily, fetch all missing covers and browse them. You can find '''Cover Manager''' in <menuchoice>Tools -> Cover Manager</menuchoice>.
  
==Introduction==
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When scanning the local music library, '''Amarok''' tries to find corresponding covers for albums. At this point, '''Amarok''' only searches them from the file system, not from the Internet. If none are found in your files, '''Amarok''' uses a placeholder image like this for the album cover: [[File:Nocover_amarok.png|25px]]<br />
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If an album is missing a cover or the current one is incorrect, you can fetch one from the Internet with '''Cover Manager'''.
  
The ''Cover Manager'' is a tool to manage cover art pictures of your collection. It let's you to change covers at once, fetch all missing covers and browse them. You can find Cover Manager from <menuchoice>Tools -> Cover Manager</menuchoice>
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==== Browsing Covers ==== <!--T:5-->
  
When scanning the local music library, Amarok tries to find corresponding covers for albums. At this point, Amarok only searches them from the file system, not from the Internet. If none found, Amarok uses a placeholder image like this for album: [[File:Nocover_amarok.png|25px]]
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If album is missing a cover or the current one is incorrect, you can fetch one from the Internet with Cover Manager.
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With '''Cover Manager''', browsing covers is easy. You can view covers for any artist by selecting from list on left, or use the search box to find the right album. On the status bar, you can see how many covers are currently listed and how many albums are missing covers. You can also set the '''Cover Manager''' to only show albums with or without covers. By right-clicking on cover art and selecting <menuchoice>Display Cover</menuchoice> you can view the cover image at the original size.
  
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==Browsing Covers==
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If there are albums with missing covers, you can try to automatically fetch them all from the Internet. Just select <menuchoice>Fetch Missing Covers</menuchoice> from the top of the window and ''Cover Manager'' will try to find covers. If there are many albums missing covers, the process may take some time.
  
With Cover Manager, browsing covers is easy. You can view covers for specified artist by clicking one from list on left or you can use the search box to filter the right album. On statusbar, you can see how many covers are currently listed and how many albums are missing covers. You can also set the Cover Manager to only show albums with or without cover. By left clicking on cover art and selecting <menuchoice>Display Cover</menuchoice> you can view the cover in original size.
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If there are albums with missing cover, you can try to automatically fetch them all from the Internet. Just select <menuchoice>Fetch Missing Covers</menuchoice> from the top side of the window and Cover Manager will try to find covers. If there are many albums missing covers, the process may take some time.
 
 
 
== Changing Cover Art ==
 
 
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If there are an album with incorrect cover, you can fetch new one from the Internet. Right-click on the cover and select <menuchoice>Fetch Cover</menuchoice>. A dialog window for finding new cover will open. Amarok automatically tries find the correct album art by searching with artist name and album name. Usually that works very well as on the example and you will most likely see a correct cover on results as in example. If there is no correct cover for album, you can try to enter a custom search phrase or try to change the source of images by clicking on <menuchoice>Configure...</menuchoice> You can select where to look at, including Last.fm, Google Images, Yahoo! Image Search or Discogs. After finding a cover for album, just click <menuchoice>Ok</menuchoice> and changes will apply.
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If there is an album with an incorrect cover, you can fetch new one from the Internet. Right-click on the cover and select <menuchoice>Fetch Cover</menuchoice>. A dialog window for finding a new cover will open. '''Amarok''' automatically tries find the correct album art by searching with the artist name and album name. Usually this works very well, as with the example, and you will most likely see a correct cover on results as in the example. If no correct cover is found, you can try to enter a custom search phrase or change the source of images by clicking on <menuchoice>Configure...</menuchoice> You can select where to search, including Last.fm, Google Images, Yahoo! Image Search or Discogs. After finding a cover for album, just click <menuchoice>OK</menuchoice> and the changes will be applied.
  
Alternatively you can use a image from your hard drive. As before, right-click on the incorrect album and click on <menuchoice>Set Custom Cover</menuchoice>.
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You can also use a image from your hard drive as an album cover. If you want to store the image in the Album folder, name it <tt>cover.jpg</tt> or <tt>cover.png</tt> for best results. As before, right-click on the incorrect image and click on <menuchoice>Set Custom Cover</menuchoice>.
  
If you don't like the cover art at all, you can unset it by right-clicking on album and selecting <menuchoice>Unset Cover</menuchoice>
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If you don't like the cover art at all, you can unset it by right-clicking on the image and selecting <menuchoice>Unset Cover</menuchoice>.
  
{{Tip|You can find this menu without Cover Manager too. Just right-click on album or song from playlist or collection and hover <menuchoice>Album</menuchoice>-section.}}
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{{Tip|You can find this menu without '''Cover Manager''' too. Just right-click on the album or song from your playlist or collection and hover the <menuchoice>Album</menuchoice> item.}}
  
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Cover Manager

Amarok cover manager.png

The Cover Manager is a tool to manage the cover art images of your collection. It allows you to change covers easily, fetch all missing covers and browse them. You can find Cover Manager in Tools -> Cover Manager.

When scanning the local music library, Amarok tries to find corresponding covers for albums. At this point, Amarok only searches them from the file system, not from the Internet. If none are found in your files, Amarok uses a placeholder image like this for the album cover: Nocover amarok.png
If an album is missing a cover or the current one is incorrect, you can fetch one from the Internet with Cover Manager.

Browsing Covers

With Cover Manager, browsing covers is easy. You can view covers for any artist by selecting from list on left, or use the search box to find the right album. On the status bar, you can see how many covers are currently listed and how many albums are missing covers. You can also set the Cover Manager to only show albums with or without covers. By right-clicking on cover art and selecting Display Cover you can view the cover image at the original size.

Fetching Missing Covers

If there are albums with missing covers, you can try to automatically fetch them all from the Internet. Just select Fetch Missing Covers from the top of the window and Cover Manager will try to find covers. If there are many albums missing covers, the process may take some time.

Changing Cover Art

Amarok cover manager newcover.png

If there is an album with an incorrect cover, you can fetch new one from the Internet. Right-click on the cover and select Fetch Cover. A dialog window for finding a new cover will open. Amarok automatically tries find the correct album art by searching with the artist name and album name. Usually this works very well, as with the example, and you will most likely see a correct cover on results as in the example. If no correct cover is found, you can try to enter a custom search phrase or change the source of images by clicking on Configure... You can select where to search, including Last.fm, Google Images, Yahoo! Image Search or Discogs. After finding a cover for album, just click OK and the changes will be applied.

You can also use a image from your hard drive as an album cover. If you want to store the image in the Album folder, name it cover.jpg or cover.png for best results. As before, right-click on the incorrect image and click on Set Custom Cover.

If you don't like the cover art at all, you can unset it by right-clicking on the image and selecting Unset Cover.

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You can find this menu without Cover Manager too. Just right-click on the album or song from your playlist or collection and hover the Album item.



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