06-12-2009 06:46 PM
Let me re-interate one of G33Z3R's points: the embedded image must be JPG or BMP (JPG takes less memory).
I wondered why the embedded image for a podcast I subscribe to suddenly would not show up on the Fuze. Inspecting the image with MP3Tag I found the producer switched from the standard JPG image in earlier episodes to a new *GIF* image of the company logo! I simply exported the image to my desktop, used Paint.NET to convert it to a JPG, then re-insesrted the JPG to the MP3 file, and now it displays fine on the Fuze. (I did it just to be sure the issue really was the image type -- I don't really care that much about album art for podcasts...).
Sansa Fuze 2 GB + 8 GB micro card
07-20-2009 10:07 AM
I've done some trial and error with the album art size and here's what I've found.
150x150 or larger is "too big". Meaning the image will have to be resized to fit the panel and image distortion will be noticable.
110x110 or smaller is "too small". Meaning the image will have a black border around it because apparently images are not scaled up to fit the panel.
I didn't try every size in between, but I stopped at 120x120 (72dpi) and the image wasn't distorted and didn't have a black border. This allowed me to store a JPEG of 98% quality at 17.4KB.
07-20-2009 01:32 PM
It should not take a long time. If you want to do batch processing of many images, I can recommend the free ImageMagick software (Linux, Windows, Mac). E.g. you could resize all your gif images in a given directory to a maximum of 120 pixel in any dimension by issueing the following command in a DOS terminal:
More elaborated batch processing examples using Windows can be found here.
Fuze 8GB (V01.02.28), Olympus LS-10
07-21-2009 07:43 AM
I wish I'd have seen this thread earlier, I found out ages ago that 120×120 is indeed the native resolution.