Discogs images

As with previous Discogs stuff, don’t shout too loud as to where JPGs are picked up from. They will soon stop that method otherwise. The fact they don’t even let Discogs users view the large images shows the contempt they hold for the people who have built their database. If I upload images to them now now I only do 600x600.


And you have to click on view images and not just the image they initially show to get an image larger than 300x300. Man it was awesome last year when you could get full size images from there.


Keep in mind that they likely never intended this “feature” to exist in the first place.
Someone discovered this loophole, spread the word, traffic increased and in the end it got “fixed”.

Related threads:

Image Max URL ticket concerning Discogs full size images:


I’ve always used that Edit Images page. I find it easier to click on all the VIEW buttons with my middle mouse button and open lots of pages. Even when we have the nice Image Download tool.

What is noticeable about those threads you post is what is not being said in there. No one official gives a sensible response.


Kind of on topic, but re. uploading CAA workflow, I can highly recommend using this script to remove a bunch of steps

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Yeah, it doesn’t work anymore unless you follow the above steps by going to edit images on Discogs first.


Seems both the Discogs import script and all it’s glorious MB links is now broken as well :-(.


For now, the “glorious MB links” are still on the Edit pages and the Master pages. Only Release pages have been converted so far…

Yeah, I noticed if I click on the label itself, it’ll give me the link, but all this extra clicking it’s causing. The release link still shows up on the release page, but none of the artist or label links.

They were converted at least 6 months ago, at least for me. It used to be you could defeat the new layout by logging into an account or configuring your cookie settings, but now even that doesn’t work.
I made an MBS ticket because as part of this revamp they also changed the favicon for release pages.

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This could be why I was mostly avoiding it. I am usually logged in and slam their abusive cookie pop-up using UBlock Origin’s “Block Element” to totally suppress it. I wipe out cookies on each restart of my browser so that was getting VERY annoying to click through their annoying advert biased defaults.

Today I did notice the webp were back, so just flipped back to my normal method of using the Edit Images page. Thinking about it this was likely “morning” USA time as I know I was using the pink links this morning GB time.

Weird. Nothing changed for me until today. I’ve been using the CAA script with no issues unitl today and all the links from the import script were there before. It was really easy to right click on those MB link logos copy the URL and paste it on MB, so that I didn’t have to make sure I was choosing the correct artist if they were linked correctly.

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Oh, but I’ve always been logged into my account and am today. Doesn’t matter.

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Been playing a bit more. Notice how the webp images are weirdly blown up? Fuzzy?

BUT right click them and open as an image in a new tab… and back to JPGs again.

Even if I right click them and ask for properties, it swaps to the JPGs. This is all in Vivaldi browser.


Odd. I tried that earlier today, and they were saving as webp even though the address had a jpeg extension on the end, but now they are saving again as jpg. So, that’s good.

Okay, They only save as jpg if you open image in new tab while looking at the image from the edit page. If you do that from the normal viewing images on release page, it’ll open them in new tab, but if you try to save them, it still goes to webp. So, not so good. I’m using the new Edge (which is basically Chrome).


Strange. Last night it was still doing JPGs on that method, now it is webp. Where it is really odd is asking for Image Properties it still says JPG. Looks like it is the save routine they hijack in some way.

Yeurk - webp just looks like a blurry out of focus mess.


Another example showing the Musicbrainz open model to be much better in the long run than privately controlled data models.

I feel for all the Discogs contributors who are seeing the great scans they shared being locked away by the Discog owner/s.


It’s back to saving as .jpg instead of webp.