Extract cover via book details and edit metadata

Bug #1515411 reported by JP on 2015-11-11
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Bug Description

I've noticed that the book cover contained in the book files extracts upon import. Also, if you edit metadata in a batch, the option to "set from ebook file(s)" is available. However, this is the only way to do so.

I would like to have this ability as an individual button when editing metadata of one file (currently, Download Cove and Generate Cover do not have this as an option). Also, I would like this ability added to the Right Click options when looking at a cover in book details. Currently, a user can copy, paste, remove, open to view, or "generate from metadata" which really means one of those generic, randomly generated cover. Perhaps, "Extract Cover from Book File" could be added?

I have found in my library management and updating of various books that this would be VERY handy!!

Thank you for your time.

This is already present, in the edit metadata dialog, click the button
with the brown book cover to extract cover from the selected format file
(in the upper right area of the dialog).

 status invalid

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Invalid
JP (jecilop) wrote :

I never realized it worked like that! Thanks.

Still, I hope you can add this to a right click option. I suppose it's better now to add it may require a secondary dialogue to specifiy which file to pull from or perhaps as a right click option to the file to do this (currently delete, save, open with, and copy path are the options there).

Thanks.

JP (jecilop) wrote :

I see this in the update to 2.44.
Thank you for this!

Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) on 2015-11-15
Changed in calibre:
status: Invalid → Opinion
status: Opinion → Fix Released
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