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Old 01-22-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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Automatic adding of cover art from folder?

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I have just started using Calibre which is great and imported a load of books. I have previously kept all of the cover art in the same or sub folder of the ebook but when importing into the Calibre library it is not used. Is there a function/plugin or something that can detect the covers in the same folder as the original ebook and add them. I am aware I can have Calibre download them again but would prefer to use the ones I have.
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If you have only the book in different formats and a cover in the subfolder, adding the book as "subfolders, one book per folder, different format" ought to do the trick.
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Have been doing that but no change, still doesnt import the Cover art.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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Have been doing that but no change, still doesnt import the Cover art.
Try it again but rename the cover art to cover.jpg first.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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IIRC, the importer wont pick up a cover unless there's also an OPF file that points to the cover image in the folder.
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I know it's not automatic, but if you open the 'Edit metadata' window, you can then 'Browse' for the cover or use a Drag'n'Drop from the cover file into the cover window.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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you can drag and drop covers directly onto the book details panel to update them, there's no need to open the edit metadata window
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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Great Kovid, thanks a lot, that is a lot easier.
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