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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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This program reads an XML file exported from DVD Profiler and shows the pixel dimensions of its cover scans.

Originally I intended to collect this information within my program ProfilerQuery but it turned out to be impractical for several reasons.

The goal of this program is to find cover scans that may need to be improved because they are too small.

See the help file for more info.

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A spelling error after loading xml:



An error while scrolling through my collection:



I'm finding an alarmingly high number of less than desirable images in my collection.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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The things I do just to get a little feedback... 
Oh well, fixed in version 1.0.1
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If you can, you should also read out DPI. Some people prefer more density.

PS: And if possible, could you implement a check if the cover shown matches the DVD on my shelf? 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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If you can, you should also read out DPI. Some people prefer more density.

I tried that. Out of 8000+ profiles 10 showed 72 DPI, the rest 96 DPI. Seems to be a limitation in System.Drawing.Image. I'll check if there is a better way to get the info.
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Found this when I searched a bit:
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DPI take sense when printing only. 72dpi is the Mac standard and 96dpi is the Windows standard. Screen resolution only takes pixels into account, so a 72dpi 800x600 jpeg is the same screen resolution than a 96dpi 800x600 pixels.

Back to the '80s, Mac used 72dpi screen/print resolution to fit the screen/print size, so when you had an image on screen at 1:1, it correspond to the same size on the printer. Windows increased the screen resolution to 96dpi to have better font display.. but as a consequence, the screen image doesn't fit the printed size anymore.

So, for web project, don't bother with DPI if the image isn't for print; 72dpi, 96dpi, even 1200dpi should display the same.

Not sure if there is anything to do, then?
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System.Drawing.Image image = System.Drawing.Image.FromFile("TestImage.bmp");
var dpiX = image.HorizontalResolution;
var dpiY = image.VerticalResolution;

To be honest, I'm not really a graphics expert so I wouldn't know which one to use. I just read in old contribution topics that people were discussing DPI and it's mentioned in the cover images rules
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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System.Drawing.Image image = System.Drawing.Image.FromFile("TestImage.bmp");
var dpiX = image.HorizontalResolution;
var dpiY = image.VerticalResolution;

Yep, that's exactly what I was doing that gave me 72 and 96. Btw horizontal and vertical was always identical.
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Just on a whim I did an experiment. I computed the following:
(filesize * 1000) / (pixelwidth * pixelheight)

That gave me a number that varied from 59 to 1005.
No idea if that number has any significance whatsoever... 
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Thanks for this tool.

I normalize all my cover images (width, height, frame for blu-rays), and I used your tool to check if everything was correct. Found a dozen of images to modify 

A little improvement. Can't the program memorize image and xml file folders ?
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Can't the program memorize image and xml file folders ?

Done! I also added a column for file size.

Version 1.1.1
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Done!

  Thanks !!!
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Great and useful tool, Gunnar. Greenies away 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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CoverInfo 1.2.0


The entries are colorcoded as follows:
Both dimensions higher than 500x700 - Light green (possibly locally scanned, or separately downloaded)
One dimension at (or above) max and the other between max and minimum - White
One dimension at (or above) max and the other below minimum - Light yellow
Both dimensions below max - Light pink.

The "minimum" dimensions can be changed in Settings, and the color can be turned off.
The filter "Below max" has been replaced with "Suspects only", which limits the output to pink and yellow entries only (or the equivalent if colors are turned off).

See the help file for further details.
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Very nice tool - Thanks.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I should perhaps point out that Yellow is meant to indicate possibly incorrectly cropped covers.
This is easier for DVDs where there is a pretty much standardized ratio of approximately 5:7. For BDs this seems to vary more, so you may have to tweak the min height setting to get some useful results. The default - 570 - may be a bit on the high side.
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