You might be doing this all already but here’s the basics just in case.
- drag your album/folder into Picard (tracks will appear on the left side, eg the unmatched side)
- hit ‘cluster’ (this will move them into groups based on existing album tags)
- select a cluster/s on the left and hit lookup (searches MB for a matching album based on existing tags).
Hopefully now you can hit save and you are done! Otherwise:
3.b if lookup doesn’t find anything, hit scan (scan ignores existing tags and searches the database for a matching audio pattern to the track. it can throw up more compilations etc but is still useful)
3.c if neither find your album, you may have to add it to the database. new releases take an hour or two before they will be found by lookup. if you don’t want to wait you can use the ‘lookup in browser’ button or paste the release url into the search bar at the top right to add the release right away
- once an album is on the right side of picard you can drag your tracks or clusters from the left onto the album to match them. You can also drag tracks back to the left or into different positions.
Okay, I think that about covers it. Have fun