[Tellico-users] Image management with tellico

Bruno Cornec bruno at victoria.frmug.org
Wed Jan 27 10:28:54 UTC 2016

Hello Robby,

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 06:57:22AM -0800, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> > 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. 

Well, at least for my setup, that doesn't work. If I try to update with
the Update Menu item I have no info added or modified. So I may already
have an issue here. But in addition, I'd really like to just modify the
cover picture, as the rest took me years to normalize, and I don't want
to pollute my DB with external info too much.

> > 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. 

Ok, that's something I could look at. Could be a companion script to

Thanks for your reply Robby and for tellico of course (I use it nearly 1
hour per day !)
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