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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:55 am 
 

After removing a white background from a Belphegor box-set, I realised there might be many more images throughout the site in need of a polish. Examples include:

  • "Special edition" release pics against white backgrounds (like the aforementioned box-set)
  • Logos against white backgrounds
  • Logos against dark grey backgrounds that should be black
  • Anything saved from Photoshop that could've been saved better
  • Absurdly small album covers (e.g., less than 100px)

Post any links here where there're images in need of improvement. I'm sure there're plenty.

Tips for image-seekers:
  • iTunes has 600×600-sized versions of every release's cover art available, but they're not directly accessible. To get them, open the thumbnail's URL in a new tab, then swap the 170x170 at the end for 600x600. A lot of the time, the 600×600-sized version is below the 50 KBs mark, so it needs no recompression.
  • Many webstores (like Nuclear Blast and EMP-Shop.de) have super-high-quality versions of their products that can't be saved, only previewed (e.g., like this). You can save 'em by opening Chrome's developer tools, switching to the "Network" tab, and looking for the largest-sized image that's been loaded on the page. If there's nothing listed, refresh the page and wait for everything to load. You might need to hover over the webstore's image preview to get the full-size version to load again.

Images missing:
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BlackenedZeroth
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:15 am 
 

Logos:
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ewi ... sten/35232
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Intig/3540402521
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/O%C ... 3540404517
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Vaer/3540387763
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wolfshade/66656

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AddWittyUsername
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:36 am 
 

Just rapidly going through the lists for issues 1-3 and cases of 4 that are so blatant that I don't even have to right-click and check filesize to suspect it. Including cases of partially white background, some of those might be debatable. Including cases of light-grey, light-blue, cream backgrounds if near-white & mere background, not actually part of the image as such (things like cream blankets on which the contents of a box were displayed, etc). Not including light backgrounds that are clearly part of the image (e.g. this: http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bl ... ial/384532)

From the most recently accepted bands visible on front page (so, most recent 10):
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ca ... ata/585977

Releases set to boxed sets, band starts with A--checked only the releases found through said search, not all releases by a band:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ag ... Box/272644
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Am ... ife/575553
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/An ... ows/158635
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/An ... Set/225383
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/An ... 012/364305 (not sure if an official image with white-grey background or a home-made collage. If the latter, background color prob. shouldn't be white/grey)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/An ... Set/274199
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ar ... 002/273002
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/As ... ath/525776
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/At ... tion/83636

Releases set to Boxed Set, band starts with B--see previous:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ba ... ned/396920 (don't think those white stripes belong...)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Be ... fas/373420 (2nd&3rd img)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bi ... .H./388280
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bl ... ion/451125
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bl ... ars/321723
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EDIT1:
Boxed sets by band starting with C--same as above:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ca ... ass/562193
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Cr ... ism/514194 (not white but an off-shade of dark grey/black)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Cr ... logy/23133 (Not one of the above issues...but that's one image that could do with replacing. Text absolutely unreadable.)

With D:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/D/ ... Box/374317
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/De ... h_SS/53597
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/De ... gles/22319
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/De ... d_On/16236 (Ouch.)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/De ... inn/565630
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Di ... ion/347908
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Di ... ion/157754
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EDIT2:
With E:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Em ... rks/576606 (all three versions)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/En ... Box/248529 (Wooden boxes don't glow in the dark...that white edge doesn't belong)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/En ... ion/548721

With F:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Fa ... ogy/247216
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Fi ... Pit/190553 (grey bg = bg, not part of cover or such)

G:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ga ... tic/433969 & picture disc Other Version
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ga ... %88/263394
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Gi ... nal/194057 (white border not part of actual cover, just a bg)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Go ... ges/267395
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Go ... aka/447589
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Gr ... Box/263769

~1/3rd of all Boxed Set releases checked.

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:29 am 
 

Done.

"Malevolent Croatian" is a witty username, so I added it wrote:
don't think those white stripes belong...

Definitely not on this website. Removed.

Quote:
not sure if an official image with white-grey background or a home-made collage. If the latter, background colour prob. shouldn't be white/grey)

Google and I aren't sure either, so I've left that one.

Have also left the Camphora Monobromata release, because that should ideally be replaced with a copy of the actual cover art, which I was unable to find.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:13 am 
 

Alhadis wrote:
Have also left the Camphora Monobromata release, because that should ideally be replaced with a copy of the actual cover art, which I was unable to find.

I've stretched the cover image and got rid of the tape. Looks a bit better now.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:34 am 
 

:p Or there's that. I left it as-is because I sensed a proper version of the cover might surface on one of the band's channels sooner or later, but yeah...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:31 am 
 

A report will soon be flagged for a better image. I just couldn't wait, hehe. :p
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MetalCuresHeadaches
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:55 pm 
 

Does "tiny-ass album art from the V1 days" count? If so, there's a ton we could add here.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:59 pm 
 

Yes. Most definitely.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:17 pm 
 

Just a start

Poor background colors:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... ion/454803 - Box-set on white background
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... ion/454807 - Box-set on not-quite-black background
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... ins/374561 - white border
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... und/452544 - white background
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... _EP/195441 - The jewelcase itself is pictured
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ion/128002 - Small white bar at the top

Low-quality/Tiny stuff:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... xit/271258
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... oor/199774
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... elf/161309
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... ing/199770
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... res/214807
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Be ... ion/185352 - I don't even know that this release exists, or if that cover art (which is a shit-quality copy of the full-length this is promoting) is the right one
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Be ... ght/324203
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Be ... ion/335580
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Be ... der/350646
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/On ... ing/375190
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... .01/186078
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ned/169017
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ing/195443
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ilt/295268
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ion/521048
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... Way/142775
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:18 am 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ki ... bye/587762
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:00 pm 
 

Done. =) A couple covers I couldn't find for obscure Underøa†h singles, but nothing too serious. I've listed missing images in the OP.

Once Nothing - A Reckoning: The cover's quality has been improved, but it's still the same size. I cropped it from an image taken from the artist's portfolio. Maybe somebody can contact him for a bigger-quality version, or something?

MetalCuresHeadaches wrote:
I don't even know that this release exists, or if that cover art (which is a shit-quality copy of the full-length this is promoting) is the right one

I'm not sure either, but "Radio single version"? That looks like a promo that was never released to the public. :p
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