My Needledropping Process
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Record the album with an auxillery cable. I use FFmpeg doing this:
ffmpeg -f pulse -ac 2 -i default out.flac. Some record players with USB ports, which includes my own, can save audio to a USB drive. Most record players don't, and even though mine does, it outputs everything to mono instead of stereo, so that's why I'm using an aux cord here.
Do whatever until the album ends.
Install Audacity because I forgot to before doing all of this.
Cut each of the tracks into their own files.
Take a decent enough picture of the album, open it in Gimp, and grab it from the image using the free select tool.
Make a new 1:1 image that's fairly high resolution, paste the album cover into it, and then add anchors to each tip of the cover using the handle transform tool.
Stetch the cover to fill out the whole image and export it. Depending on how bad the lighting is, you might mess with some of the properties.
Add tags to them and (possibly) convert them to MP3. I use a Python script for this but there might be better scripts for this purpose on Github or something.
In hindsight, I could've done a better job at filtering the image, but it's at least better than nothing.