View Full Version : HOWTO: Download Album Artwork for iTunes
October 17th, 2005, 12:47 PM
I think my way to find Album Artwork for my Itunes songs is very simple but very useful, so I share the idea...
lets say you want from Abba -the Gold Cd album artwork, then you go to images.google.com (choose large), type “abba gold cd” and then u drag the the thumbnail image from google to iTunes n voila! job done. Quality is as good as iTunes. Browse for the album artwork image that you like the most. for example following this case type “ABBA cd” to get even more images from Abba to include as album artwork for your songs in Itunes.
Drag n drop directly from the google thumbnails to itunes. I hope you guys enjoy "Chris Tico `s way" ; )
check it out the image for the Gold Cd by ABBA:
or u can go the difficult way to get directly from itunes the artwork http://www.uneasysilence.com/archive/2005/10/4363/
October 17th, 2005, 01:03 PM
Just a heads-up for anyone who doesn't know: iTunes stores the image data in the song files themselves. So if you apply an image to 20 tracks of an album, that image will be inserted into all 20 of those tracks. For this reason, it's best to use reasonably small images. I used giant 500K images for a while assuming iTunes used references. What a waste of disk space that was!
October 17th, 2005, 01:27 PM
yeah thats true! another thing, u can also go to amazon, double click the image of the album (to get a higher quality image from the pop-up window) and drag n drop directly the image to Itunes.
for example check this album n double click the image to get the pop window image..
October 17th, 2005, 05:54 PM
...u can also go to amazon, double click the image of the album...
Just being an anal-retentive dude here, but next to nothing on the web is double-click. Links and clickable HTML elements are always single-click.
October 17th, 2005, 09:47 PM
i forgot i set up my powerbook to work double-click on the trackpad, sorry...
October 18th, 2005, 02:51 AM
there's a way to do it "automatically" by using fetch art (http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/12083) it save a lot of time as it does search amazon.com or .co.uk or .de for you.
If it doesn't find the artwork then you can apply the "manual" drag and drop I often look into allmusic.com or cduniverse.com as alternative sources for artwork.
October 18th, 2005, 07:30 AM
That fetch art program is fantastic, makes the job a LOT quicker, the only slight problem is that if you're in the UK (like me :)) then when you rip a cd, iTunes likes to put "[UK]" after the album name which means that fetch art can't find it, but if you edit the info of the tracks to get rid of the "[UK]" (also sometimes "disk 1" etc. can cause it some problems) then it usually has no problem finding the art.
October 18th, 2005, 09:15 AM
I think Apple should just do that for us. Or CDDB, rather. When I rip the CD into my computer, iTunes looks up pretty much all information needed on that specific CD - but not album art. I think _that's_ where this should be integrated. But, of course, until then, we need workarounds...
October 18th, 2005, 09:16 AM
I've moved the thread to the HOWTOs. Guess it's the right place after all...
February 2nd, 2006, 02:18 PM
---So I decided to get rid of it. I'm no expert but I did a finder search and found all it's locations and trashed it, with one exception. The exception shows as a Fetch Art scpt. The parent is listed as Scripts, the modified date is Jun 1st 2005 and the size is 4KB.When highlighted it's location is not revealed. The 'get info' tells me I have 'Read Only' permission and there is no option to modify it.
My questions are: What is this and how do I get rid of it?
I hope I'm posting in the right place.
Thank you in advance.
PB G4 667 OSX 10.3.8
February 5th, 2006, 02:31 AM
Ctrl+Click (or right-click) on any album art in iTMS, choose "Copy iTunes URL" and then paste it onto that site to get the album art for any song Apple have on iTunes.
(Works fine for international stores, too)
Lt Major Burns
February 5th, 2006, 01:45 PM
the problem here is that all the issues addressed in this thread are for single tracks, not albums.when you drag an imafe across from the wenb to itunes, it adds it to that song. great, now i have an album with one track with an artwork label. Synerg, the iTunes remote etc grabs info for the track off the internet, and plonks it in a folder. when another song comes on from that album, it's already there, so it displays it. only problem with this is that Front Row/ipod doesn't pick up on it.
February 14th, 2006, 12:51 AM
I got the wrong artwork installed with half an album---don't ask how, I've no idea. How do I remove it without deleting the album and re-importing?
February 14th, 2006, 02:03 AM
It's easy to add artwork to multiple tracks at a time. Just select them all, get info (command-I), drag/paste in the artwork, and hit OK. Boom, it's applied to all tracks. It's just like changing any other tag.
The problem with this is that the image data is actually embedded into every single mp3 file, which is a bit of a waste of space.
To remove album art from multiple tracks at once, it's basically the same thing. Select all, get info, and then just check the little box next to the empty image placeholder, to signify that you mean for it to apply your new (empty) image tag to the files. Hit OK, and now you have clean, artwork-free tracks.
February 14th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Now I know how!
April 22nd, 2006, 02:24 AM
down albumart widget and when you click on your song in itunes the widget will locate the album cover .double click and it places the image in itunes