[Tellico-users] Image management with tellico

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Tue Jan 26 14:57:22 UTC 2016

Hi Bruno,

> On Jan 23, 2016, at 17:52, Bruno Cornec <bruno at victoria.frmug.org> wrote:
> So I'm looking to a way to import them automatically. 
> Amazon provides them, and giving in its search bar the label and rf
> number of the CD generally leads to it, and its cover image.
> Now what would be the best way to automate that process ?
> Should I make an Update Entry menu entry to point to "update cover with
> amazon" e.g. (or another source if it makes sense) ? Where should I look
> at to do that ?

If you have Amazon as a data source, there should be an Update Menu item already, right? It won't use the eg number though, just the artist and album title, so it might not be altogether accurate. You can update multiple entries at once, too, though I didn't really optimize that process. 

> It seems that in the .tc, when importing a cover tellico creates a
> <cover> item with a hash as a ref stored under the _files dir. Should I
> do that myself outside of tellico and just update the XML ? 

That's definitely an option. It's an md5 hash but you don't even have to do that, any unique string will work as an image ID. 

> Any hint as to where I should look (but I'm not a C++ expert :-() in
> order to add this function to the tool would be 

Hopefully, no need to do any c++ work. :)


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