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November 26, 2022 at 4:45 am in reply to: Folder shows no images after updating tags #8435
That’s interesting. I have asked the script developer about the issue, but his response wasn’t very helpful:
ME: I just upgraded to a new Sony Walkman (NW-ZX507) that runs on an Android platform, and I’ve found that I can’t get the Album Artwork files to display (I see the filename but no image). All other .jpg image files I have transfer and display normally…I have observed that …the resulting .jpg file is always 273k and wondered if there’s something about these .jpg files that is different to a “normal” jpg?
DEVELOPER: I couldn’t say why things are the way they are at your house.
November 25, 2022 at 5:13 pm in reply to: Folder shows no images after updating tags #8433
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by TonyG1.
I’ve emailed files to you – 3 JPGs as generated via iTunes/AppleScript, and the same 3 JPGs after they’ve been “converted” in Pixillion Plus.
Would be interested to know if you figure out what is preventing the images from showing. Now I know that I have a way of fixing it it’s not a big deal for me – Pixillion converted the whole folder – 1,014 files – in less than a minute. It’s just annoying that I have to add another process.November 25, 2022 at 7:50 am in reply to: Folder shows no images after updating tags #8431
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately refreshing didn’t work, but I have managed to fix the problem – for reference this is what I did:
I transferred some of the Artist Image files over the Album Artwork folder, and they showed up perfectly, so I looked at the source of the JPGs. All my Album Artist files are downloaded from whatever source I can find, but the Album Artwork JPGs are generated using an AppleScript that takes album cover art from my iTunes Music Library and copies it as a JPG to my Album Artwork folder. I noticed that all the Album Artwork JPGs are exactly the same file size – 273KB; they’re also standardised to 300×300 pixels, so I wondered if the JPG format generated by the AppleScript had some non-standard attributes (because it’s Apple…).
I ran the contents of my Album Artwork folder through Pixillion Plus (Image File Converter). The input and output files are both JPGs, but the output files have a smaller file size, although both versions are 300×300 (Example – input JPG 273KB, output JPG 100KB. All the Input files, as stated above, were 273KB, but the converted output JPGs range from 5KB (Beatles White Album cover, so not surprising up to to around 400KB.
So my assumption is that either Apple Music or the AppleScript itself adds a stack of padding and/or metadata that F-Stop can’t process – basics such as Artist, Album, and Image Size are read, but the image itself gets blocked. Pixillion recognises it as a JPG but appears to strip out all the non-standard content.November 24, 2022 at 9:02 pm in reply to: Folder shows no images after updating tags #8428
I have a similar problem, but no solution. I have a Sony NW-ZX507 Media Player (Android device). I have two folders containing .JPG images on an SD card – one contains Artist Images, the other Album Covers. Both folders show up in F-stop, but the Album Cover folder displays blank black space where the image should be – the folder name displays correctly, the file count is correct and the grid is all there; image filenames and size are correctly displayed.
The Album Artist folder displays its content perfectly.