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Uploading Images

CLZ Cloud / Core » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Uploading Images

Book Collector will try to upsync cover images for books that don’t already have a cover in the CLZ Cloud. The images are restricted to 500kb in size, if your images are larger than this, they won’t be uploaded. Images are only automatically upsynced to…

Delete Orphaned Images

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Delete Orphaned Images

Clean up your hard-disk by deleting all unused cover images and thumbnails. Open the tool using Tools > Maintenance > Delete Orphaned Images This tool scans your configured Images Folders to find all images that are not linked to your current database file. Browse…

Your database and images

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images

Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First” How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? I do not see my data any more. I do not see my images anymore.

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use the central cover images from Core for Books. Only if you’ve manually modified or added a cover yourself it will be marked as Custom Image and syncs with your CLZ Cloud. Sync Custom…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Automatic data and images from the central online book database Your database and images Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Core, Cloud and Connect explained I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

macOS to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to Windows

If you’ve decided to move from macOS to Windows, you can bring your database with you to your new Windows computer by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector on Windows. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and…

Linking your books for CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Linking your books for CLZ Cloud

Linking your books for syncing with CLZ Cloud Before uploading your books to CLZ Cloud from the Windows or Mac software, you can “link your books”. Book Collector, CLZ Cloud and Linking Book Collector is built around our central online database: Core…

Core, Cloud and Connect explained

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Core, Cloud and Connect explained

What is Core? Core is the central online database with our item data and cover images In other words, Core is the source of the automatic data and images you get when using the Add Automatically feature in any of our cataloging solutions. The desktop versions have…

Windows to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to macOS

If you’ve decided to move from Windows to macOS, you can bring your database with you to your new Mac by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector on Mac. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from the…

Adding your first books

Getting Started » Adding your first books

Contents Introduction Creating your database Adding Books Automatically By ISBN By Author/Title Introduction One of the main features of Book Collector is that it automatically gives you full book details and cover images for the books in your…

macOS to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to macOS

Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from the old computer to the new Mac. 1. Install Book Collector on the new Mac Download your latest version of Book Collector from your My CLZ account. Load the DMG file and install…

Subscriptions

Subscriptions and Updates » Subscriptions

The Collector desktop software is subscription software. The subscription fee includes: all software updates 2nd line customer support access to the following CLZ online services: the CLZ Core online database (to get automatic details and cover images) the…

Adding Books Manually

Adding » Adding Books Manually

Adding a book is done with the Add Books Automatically screen. Just let the program download all book details and cover images from the Core for Books online database. If we do not have the book you’re looking for, you can choose to add your book manually.…

Creating a Backup

Importing / Exporting » Creating a Backup

Automatic Database Backups Book Collector automatically keeps multiple time-stamped backups of your database file The software keeps multiple time-stamped database backups, saved to your Backups folder as “[yourdatabasename].*.BKCP_[timestamp]…

Windows to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to Windows

Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from the old computer to the new computer. 1. Install Book Collector on the new computer Download your latest version of Book Collector from your My CLZ account. Install Book Collector…

Update File Links

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Update File Links

Your books in Book Collector uses filepaths to show and open actual (image and digital book) files from their original location on your computer. It can only show/open these files if they are in the location that the filepath is telling Book Collector they are. If…

About Update Plans / Service Plans

Subscriptions and Updates » About Update Plans / Service Plans

Subscriptions for the desktop software were previously called “Update Plans” or “Service Plans”. On Feb 12, 2019 the desktop software has become subscription software, and the new “Subscriptions” replaced the old “Update…

Which fields are synced?

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Which fields are synced?

When you sync with the CLZ Cloud, the program will only sync a CLZ Book ID, and some predefined fields. Predefined fields The fields below are completely user editable, and whatever you put in them is synced with CLZ Cloud: Title Sort Title Sub…

My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Frequently Asked Questions » Automatic data and images from the central online book database » My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Our own central online book database contains over 23 million different ISBNs, and on top of that, uses many online libraries all over the world as fall-back sources. But still, it can happen that your ISBN is not recognized, maybe because your book is very new, or…

Report / Submit to Core

CLZ Cloud / Core » Report / Submit to Core

Book Collector is built around the our central online database: Core for Books. It’s the central online database that is searched when you use the Add Automatically screen in Book Collector, and the central online database that is used to display all kinds of…

How do I order as a gift?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » How do I order as a gift?

When ordering just enter your own name and email address, the license key and CLZ account will be generated with your name and all information will be sent to your email address. After ordering, simply contact us here and we will manually change the license name and…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Getting Started

Getting Started

Thanks for checking out Book Collector! To get started with Book Collector you’ll need to register for a free trial. There is no time limit with the trial desktop software, but you can only add 100 books before the trial will automatically expire. If you…

Editing Multiple Books

Managing your Database » Edit Book Entries » Editing Multiple Books

You can edit multiple books in one go by using the Edit Multiple screen. !Edit Multiple is the only feature in Book Collector that overwrites existing data. Use it with great care. Editing Multiple Books Make sure that the books you want to edit are listed in the…

User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Add User Defined Fields to your Book’s Edit Screen You can add User Defined Fields to your own User Tab in the Edit screen.…

Connection problems

Troubleshooting » Connection problems

If you have any kind of connection problems (e.g. no results in the Add Automatically screen), your best bet is to take a look at your firewall and/or router. Possible issues Things you can try Still having connection issues Possible issues: Book Collector…

Unlocking the software

Subscriptions and Updates » Unlocking the software

Here’s how to install and unlock your software: Installing the software (if you are already running the trial edition, you can skip these steps) Download the full installer from your account at my.clz.com. After downloading, run the installer to install the…

Editing your book entries

Getting Started » Editing your book entries

Here’s how you can efficiently edit your book entries, e.g. to add personal information, like purchase info, notes, your own ratings, etc.. Editing a single book All editing takes place in the “Edit Book” screen, which you can open with the Edit…

Queue Mode

Adding » Adding Books Automatically » Queue Mode

!Queue Mode is only available in the Pro Edition of Book Collector Queue Mode Queue mode allows you to add books in batches. You can add multiple titles and/or ISBNs to the search queue then search for them. Queue mode is the most efficient way to add books to your…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your books grouped into folders. Almost any field in Book Collector can be set as a folder group option. You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Book Collector comes with a variety of…