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+\chapter{\label{ref:album_art}Album Art}
+Rockbox allows you to put the album art, or another image related to the music
+on your \dap{} to display it in the PictureFlow plugin\opt{albumart}{ or in the
+theme}. For this feature to work, there are a few requirements.
+ Rockbox supports embedded album art only for some specific formats, see
+ \reference{ref:featureset_for_generic_metadata_tags} for full details. It additionally
+ supports loading images located on the \disk{}. PictureFlow is currently unable to
+ use embedded album art.
+ Rockbox currently only supports loading images located on the
+ \disk{} for use in PictureFlow.
+The image files must be in either BMP or JPEG format\opt{albumart}{, while embedded
+album art is currently limited to JPEG. Embedded JPEG images must not be
+unsynchronized}. Rockbox does not support RLE-compressed BMP files, nor does it
+support progressive and multi-scan JPEG files.
+JPEG files must consist of a single scan with interleaved components,
+as progessive and multi-scan images require much more memory to decode.
+\section{Where to put album art}
+The pictures can be named a number of different ways, and placed to a number of
+different locations. You can have pictures specific to the file or the album
+or use a generic picture. You can place the picture in the same directory
+as the file, in the parent directory or in a fixed directory named
+\fname{/.rockbox/albumart/}. The order Rockbox uses when looking for a picture
+is as follows (a list in braces means that those file extensions are tried in
+that order):
+\item embedded (JPEG images in ID3v2 or MP4 tags only)
+\item \fname{./filename.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+\item \fname{./albumtitle.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+\item \fname{./cover.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+\item \fname{./folder.jpg}
+\item \fname{/.rockbox/albumart/albumartist-albumtitle.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+\item \fname{../albumtitle.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+\item \fname{../cover.\{jpeg,jpg,bmp\}}
+The following characters will be replaced with an underscore (\_) when looking
+for albumtitle.bmp or albumartist-albumtitle.bmp: \textbackslash{} / : <
+> ? * |. Doublequotes will be replaced by single quotes.
+If no album artist is set, artist will be used instead. See \wikilink{AlbumArt}
+in the wiki for programs that will help you automate the process of putting
+album art on your \dap{}.