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thadchr
Oct 25, 2005, 12:23 AM
This may sound petty, but with 400-some albums, I'm finding that it's a major pain to highlight each album and drag a picture into the album artwork box. I have pictures of all my album artwork saved in a folder with each album, but for some reason iTunes won't allow the artwork to transfer in with the songs. Is there a way around the old drag-and-drop?



Chaszmyr
Oct 25, 2005, 12:28 AM
I had a program once that went through and automatically got all of the album art for every album, the only problem is that on more obscure albums it made mistakes and got the wrong art, so going back to fix it was just as much work as it would have been to drag and drop the art from Amazon or whatever.

thadchr
Oct 25, 2005, 12:31 AM
You don't happen to know the program do you... just for kicks if it doesn't work well?

prostuff1
Oct 25, 2005, 12:42 AM
Clutter worked great for me. Do a search on www.versiontracker.com for it.

Program worked great for me!!

thadchr
Oct 25, 2005, 08:15 AM
I went to this VersionTracker and can't find any program called clutter. Does anyone have a link?

balamw
Oct 25, 2005, 08:42 AM
http://www.sprote.com/clutter/

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troym
Oct 25, 2005, 08:45 AM
any program for Windows XP?

balamw
Oct 25, 2005, 08:51 AM
any program for Windows XP?
I use Tag & Rename http://www.softpointer.com, and iAlbumArt http://ialbumart.ipod-sync.com/

Sigh. Yes, my library lives on the Dell.

Neither are anywhere as nice as Clutter.

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gwuMACaddict
Oct 25, 2005, 08:52 AM
any program for Windows XP?

ew, i think i just threw up in my mouth a little...

:p

Le Big Mac
Oct 25, 2005, 09:00 AM
Clutter worked great for me. Do a search on www.versiontracker.com for it.

Program worked great for me!!

Although I don't think (could be wrong) it's fully automatic. You have to go through each album and click "add art". But it gets the art automatically from amazon, and you can confirm it's the right cover before adding.

zakthemack
Oct 25, 2005, 09:57 AM
I went through and did this last night. Spent over 5 hours dragging and dropping in album artwork from amazon. Now that it's up to date I can't imagine it'll be that big of a problem.

ipacmm
Oct 25, 2005, 11:12 AM
http://www.sprote.com/clutter/

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Can you use Clutter to import all album art at one time or do you have to play each song and then import it?

carpe diem
Oct 25, 2005, 11:22 AM
I use clutter

snowmoon
Oct 25, 2005, 12:24 PM
Unless you have thousands of albumns, why not just drag and drop? By the time you get done finding and testing all the options it might have been quicker.

EGT
Oct 25, 2005, 01:34 PM
I used clutter for a while until it applied one particular album art to loads of different albums for some reason :mad: Still haven't got round to sorting it out yet!

GRRR

zakthemack
Oct 25, 2005, 01:39 PM
Does importing the album covers take up a great deal of space? For instance, I drug in some 400x400 .jpgs does iTunes parry it down to a smaller file size when it cuts down the size of the actual .jpg?

balamw
Oct 25, 2005, 02:07 PM
Does importing the album covers take up a great deal of space? For instance, I drug in some 400x400 .jpgs does iTunes parry it down to a smaller file size when it cuts down the size of the actual .jpg?
As far as I have been able to tell it includes the file verbatim, i.e. if you make it a 1MB image, the file size goes up by 1M. I just tried it. I added a 720kB image to a 10.3MB file and the file grew to 11.4 MB! :eek:

I try to keep my images to ~50KB.

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mvamato
Oct 25, 2005, 02:18 PM
This may sound petty, but with 400-some albums, I'm finding that it's a major pain to highlight each album and drag a picture into the album artwork box. I have pictures of all my album artwork saved in a folder with each album, but for some reason iTunes won't allow the artwork to transfer in with the songs. Is there a way around the old drag-and-drop?

Try http://www.zeleksoftware.com/index.htm

it works great on mac & XP