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Music Collector (macOS)

v16.0.1: Music Collector V16: Quicksilver

February 17th, 2016

New view for the main screen: Card View

Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each album, showing the main album details and a small cover thumbnail.

Delete Orphaned Images

Clean up your hard-disk by deleting all unused cover images and thumbnails.

  • This tool scans your configured Images Folder or database container to find all images
    that are not linked to your current database file.
  • Browse the list of found orphaned images in List or Images View.
    Check thoroughly to make sure these can all be deleted.
  • Finally, use the red “Delete Selected Images” button,
    and all “checked” images will be removed from your computer.

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Music Collector (Windows)

v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen

February 16th, 2016


New view for the main screen: Card View

Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each album, showing the main album details and a small cover thumbnail.

Fixed:

  • Add Automatically: right click menu didn’t popup when there were no results showing
  • Main Screen: After adding album through add/link digital files the bread crumb wasn’t updated.
  • Carbon + Quicksilver templates: musician images didn’t scale down to correct size
  • Linking Albums: disc number will be shown in the queue when linking multi disc albums

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search

December 3rd, 2015


Find Image Online tool now uses Bing Image Search

The Find Image Online tool previously used Google Images to find images.

However, it turns out that on December 1, Google terminated the free Google Image Search API
that we were using, causing our Find Image Online functionality to stop working.

Google provides a new paid version of the Search API, but it is limited to max 10K searches per day.
With the amount of customers we have, we need at least 20K daily searches (600K per month!) 🙁

The solution: Switch to BING!

Microsoft also offers a paid Bing Image Search API and this one has no limits.
Or, to be more precise, they let us pay more for higher limits.

We immediately went to work and updated all our Windows and Mac programs
to use Bing Images for the Find Image Online tool instead.
Obviously, this generates considerable extra monthly costs (well over US $1,000),
but we have decided that we will NOT pass on these extra costs to our customers.

So here it is: the new Find Image Online, powered by Bing. Enjoy!

Fixed:

  • Freezes at start up for some users, caused by the webcam detection.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.0.1: Music Collector V16: Quicksilver

November 30th, 2015

Webcam barcode scanning

Use your webcam as a barcode scanner, to add or find CDs by barcode.

  • Scan barcodes with your webcam
    Just use the live camera view to point your webcam at a barcode
    and let our software detect the barcode that is in view.
  • Use the webcam scanner to add CDs by barcode
    Pop-up the scan window and scan CD barcodes,
    either using Direct Search or scanning into the Queue.
  • Or use it in the main screen to find albums by barcode
    Scan a CD barcode while in the main screen,
    to quickly search your local database by barcode.
  • Works best with auto-focus or manual-focus webcams
    Fixed focus cameras will not work well (or at all).


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Recent changes

v19.1.2: More tweaks to the Add button March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 6th, 2019 v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template! March 5th, 2019 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 17th, 2018 v18.4.1: Improvements to the Add Albums from Core screen September 19th, 2018 v18.3.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud and CLZ Music August 14th, 2018 v18.4.1: More fields now sync to CLZ Cloud and CLZ Music August 13th, 2018 v18.3.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 30th, 2018 v18.2.1: Secure HTTPS connections May 31st, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 29th, 2018 v18.1: New: 64-bit version of Music Collector! April 17th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for larger text size / Several Add screen tweaks April 10th, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing + Performance improvements March 27th, 2018 Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title February 13th, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 19th, 2017 v17.0.4: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Albums screen! July 12th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 Now live: Better Discogs searching March 16th, 2017 Now live: Better Discogs searching March 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.4.1: CLZ Cloud: Your track lists and artist sort names now sync October 24th, 2016 v16.1.1: Added personal track list syncing to CLZ Cloud October 24th, 2016 v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel June 22nd, 2016