The MusicBrainz tagger for Linux


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latest version: 2.2.2 (February 27, 2009)
Pinkytagger Version 2.2.2 -STABLE- released.
ready for the
MusicBrainz V3 service:

Pinky-Tagger is the mass tagger for Linux written in C++ using the nice Qt4 widgets. Pinky-Tagger supports the MusicBrainz (PUID / OFA) service to find the correct tag information for your files automatically.
With Pinky-Tagger, you can manage your files, download cover, tag via an integrated expression scanner, tag via the MusicBrainz information or even listen to your files (external player support).
  • Pinky-Tagger is fast! Pinky-Tagger generates PUID fingerprints, gets MusicDNS & MusicBrainz information and save tag information for you in the background. On most other taggers you have to wait for these processes, but with Pinky-Tagger, you can start the tagging work while all this processes run in background.
    Pinky-Tagger uses the taglib library which is about 6 times faster than id3lib and 3 times faster than libvorbis.
  • Pinky-Tagger is easy! Pinky-Tagger is designed for easy use. A clear and simple user interface shows the information you need. To tag a file, simply choose one of the proposals from MusicBrainz.
    Since version 2.1, Pinky-Tagger is integrated into your prefered desktop environment. Now you can use Drag&Drop to copy files or directories between different locations. To tag a whole album, Pinky-Tagger analysis your files and gives you a preselection of the considered albums. Simply select the files in the album and tag them complete. Each album is served with a cover. Simply right-click on it, to save to your harddrive.
    If no MusicBrainz information is available, use the expression scanner to tag from filename or rename the file from tag information.
    Don't mind the different tag versions, the fingerprints (OFA/PUID); Pinky-Tagger does it for you.
  • Pinky-Tagger has powerful features! With version 2.1-0, Pinky-Tagger was shipped with the very powerful album tagger. Pinky-Tagger is now capable to assign your files automatic to album tracks without the need of an correct fingerprint. With this feature you are able to tag complete disordered file collection with just a few clicks.

  • view, edit, write tags of MP3, FLAC, Ogg and Monkey's Audio files
  • support OFA/PUID fingerprint generation
  • supports the MusicBrainz (version 3) service
  • download cover and save them to disk
  • download album information with or without automatic preselection of album suggestions
  • tag complete albums
  • browse files with internal file- and directory browser
  • recursion directory mode for tagging
  • read file information like (bitrate, time and so on) and displays them
  • rename files via expression scanner from tag information
  • tag files via expression scanner from file name
  • control your favorite external player (play, append to playlist, pause and so on).
  • tag files where you do not have any information
       (empty tag and unplausible filename for example)
  • decode with the fast libffmpeg (internal) or with "lame"
      (external) for fingerprint generation
  • powerful album tagger with automatic track assignment functionality
  • fully Drag&Drop compatible
  • offline mode
  • fast track browsing with internal MusicBrainz & MusicDNS cache
  • mark directories as tagged, files missing or untagged for better album management
  • Manage your tools as you want (with dockwidgets)
  • Listen to your files with the integrated phonon music player
  • new features since version 2.2-0 are marked with this color

  • Pinkytagger 2.2-2 stable released
       a lot of bugfixes 2009-02-27
  • Pinkytagger 2.2-0 stable released
       a redesigned userinterface, phonon support and a lot of bugfixes 2009-02-02
  • Pinkytagger 2.1-0 stable released
       a lot of bugfixes and the new album tagger implemented
  • Pinkytagger 2.0-0 stable released
       the first stable release   2007-08-23
  • Pinky-Tagger: Release candidate 1 out now   2007-08-16
  • Pinkytagger V2 switched to beta state   2007-07-24
  • Pinkytagger V2 1.90.125 alpha released
       a complete remake of Pinky-Tagger!   2007-02-26
  • Pinkytagger 0.3.0 beta released!   2006-03-13
  • Pinkytagger 0.3.0 beta released!   2006-03-13
  • Version 0.2.1 alpha now released!   2006-02-14
  • Pinkytagger 0.2.0 now released   2006-02-09
  • screenshots
    main window
    album tagger

    help wanted
    If you find PinkyTagger useful, please help to improve it. Feature Requests are very welcome. Bugfixes or even bug reports makes the development much easier. Please use the Bug Tracker and the Feature Request Tracker.
    Currently PinkyTagger is just available in English and German translations. If you are a translator, please help to get PinkyTagger ported to other languages. click here
    I was often asked about packages for Ubuntu and FC. Currently just the OpenSuSE package was maintained. If you compile Pinky-Tagger on different distributions, please send me your rpm, debs or whatever so I can share them on the Pinky-Tagger website.


    Pinky-Tagger V2 (stable)
    Pinkytagger (v. 2.2.2) (tar.gz)
    OpenSuSE RPMs @ Packman / Links2Linux


    Pinky-Tagger is developed under the GPL.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

    (c) Sebastian Stadelmann 2004-2009 - disclaimer