What cover art type should be selected for digipaks and gatefolds? I’m currently using ‘Other’ with comments like ‘outer/inner’ or ‘left/center/right’. Here’s a recent example, Release “Graduation” by Kanye West - Cover Art - MusicBrainz. Could we benefit from additional cover art type, such as digipak or gatefold? Not sure what the best word is for these scans.
My note was about artwork naming, not packaging types. It was on my mind as I got my scanner working again.
Thank you for the thread @agatzk - you get my point. When uploading images of double or triple gatefolds there is not any real way of naming the gatefold’s “inside bit” or “the inside bit on the left\centre\right” for a three part gatefold.
This is an issue for both LPs and for Digipak CDs. I like to upload a full set of artwork but get stuck with the limited naming scheme.
Current artwork names are based around standard single CD jewel cases and their booklet. Or a simple LP sleeve and it’s liner.
I don’t know what we’d call it though. Gatefold-Outer and Gatefold-Inner? That still then needs a left\centre\right to be added in the comment.
I would be happy with a simple “gatefold”. It could denote all parts that are not front or back, and only become visible when unfolded. There’s only “booklet” for outer and inner parts and pages 1 to n. And if we’ve got multiple discs we also have one “medium”, and one “tray”.
I personally like the idea of simply adding panel and slipcover as new types.
as a side note, I can also see a great benefit to adding photos of the release packaging like on the ORB CD and the Five Iron Frenzy release linked above. of the 13 or so releases in my collection that are digipacks or gatefolds, almost no two are exactly alike.