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Cover picture for pictres folders

Is there a possibility to define a cover picture for each folder listed under pictures, like the cover picture for events in iPhoto?
Would be much nicer when showing the pictures to friends on the TV.

Regards
Philipp

Comments

  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,672Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    This isn't currently supported. I'm pretty positive it's been requested.
  • onceApixelonceApixel Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass
    +1 from me on this!
    I was quite surprised when I tried the photo section, it looks so unpolished in comparison to everything else in Plex. Simple cover photos (or just showing the first photo as cover) would be a huge improvement here :)

    By the way.. Is this a limitation of the photo media scanner, or Plex internal code of the photo section?
    I would gladly give a try to do the coding myself if the code is accessible in any way, I would love to see a nice looking photo section in Plex! :D
  • Markyb0y2Markyb0y2 Posts: 65Members, Plex Pass
    maybe I am missing something here but isn't it already implemented?

    open your photo section and go into the album, then there is a change artwork button just like changing the cover of a movie

    press change artwork and it tells you no posters available, browse and select the photo you want to be the cover

    I have started using this and it works fine

    hope it helps
  • onceApixelonceApixel Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass
    Markyb0y wrote:

    maybe I am missing something here but isn't it already implemented?

    open your photo section and go into the album, then there is a change artwork button just like changing the cover of a movie

    press change artwork and it tells you no posters available, browse and select the photo you want to be the cover

    I have started using this and it works fine

    hope it helps


    Ahh.. found it, in the Plex Media Manager - after trying every context menu available in Plex. Thanks for the tip!
    This manual setting works, setting a default artwork during the scan would be nice though :)
  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,672Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    To be clear, that method would work if you're running the OS X Plex Media Server where you have access to the cocoa-based Media Manager. For a Windows or Linux version (or someone using the Web Media Manager even on OS X) they won't be able to browse for an image to select.
  • phreichmuthphreichmuth Posts: 24Members
    Markyb0y wrote:

    maybe I am missing something here but isn't it already implemented?

    open your photo section and go into the album, then there is a change artwork button just like changing the cover of a movie

    press change artwork and it tells you no posters available, browse and select the photo you want to be the cover

    I have started using this and it works fine

    hope it helps



    O.k., thanks. Didn't think about that. But please make it automatically like iPhoto does. Just take the first picture by default, make it possible to set another individual pic for each event/folder/album (however you call it) from the folder.
  • nrutmannrutman Posts: 38Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Philipp wrote on April 11 2012, 11:38 AM: »



    O.k., thanks. Didn't think about that. But please make it automatically like iPhoto does. Just take the first picture by default, make it possible to set another individual pic for each event/folder/album (however you call it) from the folder.

    Um, exactly.  I'm completely confused as to why, for a folder full of pictures, there's "no artwork available".  Isn't it completely obvious it should choose one picture (the first, why not) from the folder for the artwork?  Keep the option to allow manual changes of course.

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