Add a cover from the ebook file
#1  jvik 02-16-2011, 01:00 PM
When I drop a file on calibre's gui (a pdf, in this case) I can have calibre look in the file for the metadata, and it will set the cover if there is one in the file.

Is there any way to do this from the gui once the book is in the library?

I have the books names and authors correct in the file name, so it's much less work to have calibre extract those from the file name.



#2  kovidgoyal 02-16-2011, 01:01 PM
You can use both the edit metadata dialog and the bulk edit metadata dialog to do this.

#3  jvik 02-16-2011, 01:27 PM
Bulk metadata editor - yes, I've done that before - forgot about it. But I don't see a place on the single file editor for it - generating a cover doesn't seem to look in the file, browse wants an image file, and download looks on the net.

But the bulk version will work fine for me.


#4  kovidgoyal 02-16-2011, 01:39 PM
look at the buttons around the list of formats.

#5  jvik 02-16-2011, 02:29 PM
Got it!

#6  ddjohn 02-19-2011, 10:52 AM
Found it too, now that it is pointed out to us. (So happy to find this option.) But this is not someplace we would expect to find this function. Would it be possible to resize the the buttons under the cover image and put the function with the rest of the cover options? Too many times I've downloaded a cover image from the internet and found the image inside the ebook was a better quality. Not seeing the function in the cover options area, I have been removing the ebook and reloading it to get back to the embedded cover. (more newbie time wasting.)

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