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E-Touch General Category => Tutorials => Topic started by: fordman on January 29, 2010, 08:02:17 PM

Title: HOW TO: Album Back Cover
Post by: fordman on January 29, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
New Features with E-Touch are here!

Here is a really cool one!

You can now use a Album Cover back when displaying the album cover in the track listing!

Why would you want this? To enhance the track listing screen and to be a little more interactive!

Lets take a look at how to set this up!

First, you need to obtain a back cover from your favorite source (google, yahoo and others image searches). Once you have found what you need, make sure it is a true .jpg. Renaming a .bmp to .jpg wont work. Now save it as back.jpg to the appropriate Artist\Album folder.

In my example below, we'll use Ozzy Osbourne, Bark At the Moon

(http://www.ppcomponents.com/etouch/backcover3.jpg)

Here is the Front Cover:

(http://www.ppcomponents.com/etouch/backcover.jpg)

Just Tap/Click the Front Cover and here is what you get:

(http://www.ppcomponents.com/etouch/backcover2.jpg)

If you dont have a back,jpg in your Artist/Album folder, there is a default 'Cover Not Found' .jpg displayed

(http://www.ppcomponents.com/etouch/backcover4.jpg)

Easy and simple!

Thanks to E-Touch user Coffee for the Fantastic Skin!  :beer

Fordman
Title: Re: HOW TO: Album Back Cover
Post by: ecbrad on February 01, 2010, 04:48:01 AM
dammit I deleted all the back covers  ???  :D
Title: Re: HOW TO: Album Back Cover
Post by: its-smee on February 28, 2010, 05:07:07 PM
Trust the kids to find something out that I had overlooked  >:(  When they "touched" the album cover on select a song page I had a "cover not found image" appear. I didn't realise the function to display the back of an album had been implemented   :-[  so when I did a search of the forum was suprised to find anything. I had one or two albums with the back.jpg saved. and it works brilliant. Only problem now is I have caused myself a lot of work to find the rest of the backs  :'( 
Thank you coffee and everyone else for the continuous support and improvments.
Title: Re: HOW TO: Album Back Cover
Post by: coffee on May 03, 2010, 05:14:49 PM
What would be the best sizes for the back.jpg , cover.jpg and coversmall.jpg?
Does the albumview screen use the cover.jpg or coversmall.jpg?
Title: Re: HOW TO: Album Back Cover
Post by: fordman on May 03, 2010, 05:36:20 PM
I have all my cover.jpg & back.jpg's at 400x400 and my coversmall.jpg's at 170x170. They look great! The bigger the resolution, the more resources the from the cpu it uses, and it takes a few noticable pauses to load the .jpg's at higer resolutions if say you use 800x800 for coversmall.jpg. Take a good 1024x768 pic of an album cover and reduce it to 400x400 for the cover.jpg or back.jpg to give you a really nice cover.jpg and back.jpg. Then reduce it again to 170x170 for the coversmall.jpg or have the config reduce it for you when you update or create a new library!

Keep them smaller at they load alot quicker!

 :beer

Fordman