In the ranking order of Cover Art sources, it stops going down the list when it finds ‘something’. Does this mean that if the particular source has a puny little thing for the front cover and nothing more, that it will stop going any further?
…or will it keep looking in subsequent sources for something of each of the files selected in first column of [Select Types…] for the first of each image type encountered until it exhausts all the source options?
Then can I have the local cover art source directory be a specified path name string for a workflow like this:
Check for Local Cover Art first. (Local Cover Art at the top of the source list) in a directory separate from where the images will be organized with ‘Use the Following File Name for Images:’
As an example, I’d have Local Cover Art looking into …/Album/ArtInput first. Nothing there? Keep going. I’d have to insert some neato regex wildcard dynamic thing that I have no clue how to setup in for the Local Cover Art. That’s another question, as RegExp is still total complete voodoo to me. I’m lucky enough to remember to do *^^^^^^ for the first X characters.
Local cover art files match the following regular expression:
^(?:cover|folder|albumart)(.*)\.(?:jpe?g|png|gif|tiff?)$] <-- a variant of that with a directory name in addition to the wildcard image hunting.
If there’s nothing there, it’s going to the next source in the list. Keep going as usual.
What I want to do is have the ability to slide in (better, my preferred, whatever artwork images) instead of what is returned by the other sources.
So, while naming/tagging stuff, if I see something come across that I have an alternate/preferred or ‘better’ version of, I can slide that in?
Of course, when appropriate, more times than not, the ‘better’ / additional files will be submitted to the CAA. But on the occasion that my selection is something done for a custom reason that others wouldn’t like as a default?
…and after all that, if there is already existing Cover Art where the Album / Tracks have an MBID already, to then leave well enough alone? So that anything I may have in place as a custom/preferred piece would not get replaced?
Some bits of this I’ve found threads about, particularly handing existing Cover Art, though still a bit ambiguous to me.