Has anyone ever noticed that Apple's album artwork server will happily return you the full-resolution original file if you think to ask for it…? https://is1-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music128/v4/83/55/0d/83550d95-95e6-b04e-f1b4-9464424c763e/0205_jk_seiken_densetsu2_haishin_3000x3000px.jpg/3000x0w.jpg
@ravenworks Change the file extension to .tif or .png and inspect the file you download - you might get a nice surprise! That led me to inspect the website headers, and it seems from this (curl -v): https://gist.github.com/ross-spencer/1eee4c641ecd0431a7ea9eb9484e3a54 the site is driven by Akamai Image Manager https://www.akamai.com/us/en/products/web-performance/image-manager.jsp so that might give you more info about the ultimate quality of image being returned or how to get more from it.
@beet_keeper Sorry to reply to this so late—I forgot to come back until now, heh :)
oh my god, though—great catch with the PNG thing, I never would have thought of that!! Comparing them in photoshop, it's clearly less compressed than the jpeg version; what a miracle..!
I'm afraid I don't have the context to make sense of the stuff at the github link, though..!
@ravenworks Nice find!
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