Make sure Artist, Album and Title are non-empty and valid

When importing tags from online databases, the Tag Editor automatically validates Artist, Album, and Title. Correct values of Artist, Album, and Title help to avoid a few redundant queries when Tag Editor tries to fix them.

Tag Editor for Mac - Validation of existing Artist, Album and Title

Validation of existing Artist, Album, and Title

The "Edit / Load Tags / Advanced" command is useful when Artist, Album, and Title have incorrect values both in the cells and in the path components.

Tag Editor for Mac - Importing Artist, Album, Title from Online Database - how to ignore existing tags and path components

How to ignore existing tags and path components
when importing audio metadata from online databases

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Load Artworks when Artist, Album and Titles are ready and clean

Tag Editor makes a few additional queries to retrieve the Artwork, using Artist and Album from online databases. Using valid Artist and Album when retrieving the Artworks helps to avoid a lot of redundant queries.

While Artist, Album, and Title have not been validated, it is a good idea to hide the column Artwork, so the Tag Editor won't make useless queries.

The Artwork can be imported from online databases at later stages when Artist and Album are ready.

Tag Editor for Mac - Importing Artworks from online databases when Artist, Album and Title are read and clean

Importing Artworks from online databases
when Artist, Album and Title are read and clean

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Try to load Artist, Album, and Title from path components

Try to use the path components when possible to extract at least Artist and Title. Parsing paths components is much faster than making queries to slow network services.

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Try to load Artworks from local folders when possible

There is a possibility to automatically load artworks from the same location where audio files reside. Select one or more Artwork cells and invoke the menu 'Edit / Load Tags / From Paths

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