PNG file Support for Artwork

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PNG file Support for Artwork

Postby V.S. » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:34 am

Hi,

When will DVDPedia add support for PNG files so that the transparency can be maintained when PNG files are used as DVD Covers?
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Re: PNG file Support for Artwork

Postby Conor » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:57 am

We looked at defaulting to PNG for version 5, but the file size and speed were abysmal compared to JPEG. I'll try to incorporate more native PNG support in the future. You can currently change the cover files to be PNG and DVDpedia will handle it including the transparency for display, but if you add the file via DVDpedia it writes it out as the default JPEG format. There a lot of places where the program would need to be updated and it's not easy as the Cocoa makes the image type opaque and handles all images equally. Thank you for the reminder about PNG.
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Re: PNG file Support for Artwork

Postby V.S. » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:09 am

"You can currently change the cover files to be PNG and DVDpedia will handle it including the transparency for display"

How can one do this? I tried changing the cover in Finder directly but it didn't recognize the PNG file.
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Re: PNG file Support for Artwork

Postby Conor » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:23 am

You have to change the extension on the png file to ".jpg" so that DVDpedia sees it as the regular cover image. The one place it does not handle the transparency is in the grid view (cover view) the cover flow does handle it. When I upgrade the program to be able to better handle PNGs I'll look at adding automatic recognition of files ending in .png in the covers folder.
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Re: PNG file Support for Artwork

Postby V.S. » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:56 am

Thank you... will be waiting for this feature.
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