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For Kodi, it means digital images, of high quality, that are used as full screen backdrops or wallpapers to enhance the user experience.
 
For Kodi, it means digital images, of high quality, that are used as full screen backdrops or wallpapers to enhance the user experience.

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Movie artwork are images directly related to a movie, preferably of high quality, that are displayed when viewing the movie entry in the library. The movie section in Kodi has the impressive ability to display up to 14 types of artwork.

It is important to note the following:

  • Artwork is totally skin dependent. This means that some skins display a small number of artwork types, while other skins will display most, or all, of the available artwork types.
  • In previous versions of Kodi and in older wiki pages, the term Thumbnails was used to describe Artwork. Kodi has now moved away from referring to thumbnails due to the amount of confusion and concern it caused users.
  • The base line for all artwork is the default skin Estuary. By default, Estuary displays the Basic artwork. The Extended artwork can only be displayed in other skins.


1 Basic Movie Artwork

1.1 Fanart

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Fanart can be defined as images, depicting iconic scenes in a movie, that have been created by fans.

See also: Fanart description on Wikipedia
See also: wikipedia:Fanart
See also: Fanart description on Wikipedia

For Kodi, it means digital images, of high quality, that are used as full screen backdrops or wallpapers to enhance the user experience.

The image to the right is a typical example of Movie fanart. It is specifically designed to match the 16:9 ratio of current generation televisions and monitors. This allows the screen to be completely filled by the image.

The standard resolution of fanart is 1920x1080. But with the rise in popularity of 4k televisions, there is a slow but steady shift to 3840x2160 sized fanart.

1.2 Poster

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The Poster Art used in Kodi replicates the movie posters often seen in cinema complexes.

The image to the right is displaying poster images of four movies in the Kodi library. They are portrait, high quality images which use a small portion of the screen allowing movie information or other items to be displayed alongside.

The aspect ration of the poster is 1:1.5 with a resolution of 1000x1500. With the rise in popularity of 4k televisions, there is a slow but steady shift to 2000x3000 sized Posters.

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1.3 Actor Image

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The Actors artwork is a portrait of an actor for easy identification.

The image to the right is displaying the Actor Image of five actors along the top row. They are portrait, medium to high quality images.

The aspect ratio of the Actor Image is 1:1.5 with a resolution of 1000x1500. With the rise in popularity of 4k televisions, there is a slow but steady shift to 2000x3000 sized Posters.




1.4 Extended Movie Artwork

  • Banner
  • Clearart
  • Clearlogo
  • Disc
  • Logo
  • Movieset Fanart
  • Movieset Poster
  • Thumb
  • Extra fanart
  • Extra thumbs
  • Wide Banner icons


2 Artwork Save Location

Editor note: need to incorporate auto download/scraping of artwork

Editor note: also manual scrapre- link to nfo page

Editor note: Incorporate how to Obtain artwork - scrape, google, self sourced etc

Editor note: Add-on:Artwork Downloader

2.1 Online

2.2 Cache

Editor note: Current Artwork Cache wiki page too large and comprehensive to incorporate here. Leave as separate page. Update page.

2.3 Local