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BurtonCCC
Oct 29, 2005, 06:09 PM
I recently went through my entire itunes library, which is quite a feat, deleted all the artwork, and got the official iTMS artwork (if available) for each album... I added all the artwork to each according album within iTunes and noticed my PowerBook's hard drive space decreasing as I did this... my questions are:

1. Does the artwork essentially become a part of the song file?
2. If the answer to the above question is yes, can I delete the artwork .jpg files off of my PowerBook hard drive to give myself a little more space, yet still have the artwork show up on my iPod and in my iTunes?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but a search didn't yield any relevant results. Thanks.

Daniel



asherman13
Oct 29, 2005, 06:24 PM
I recently went through my entire itunes library, which is quite a feat, deleted all the artwork, and got the official iTMS artwork (if available) for each album... I added all the artwork to each according album within iTunes and noticed my PowerBook's hard drive space decreasing as I did this... my questions are:

1. Does the artwork essentially become a part of the song file?
2. If the answer to the above question is yes, can I delete the artwork .jpg files off of my PowerBook hard drive to give myself a little more space, yet still have the artwork show up on my iPod and in my iTunes?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but a search didn't yield any relevant results. Thanks.

Daniel

1. i'm pretty sure...
2. i don't know if you can specifically delete the pix via finder, but if you click on a song, choose get info, and then click on the album artwork, you should be able to choose/delete which album art you do or don't want. don't take my word for it though, i'm not sure if that'll actually save you space...

AtHomeBoy_2000
Oct 29, 2005, 06:27 PM
I recently went through my entire itunes library, which is quite a feat, deleted all the artwork, and got the official iTMS artwork (if available) for each album...

How did you do that? I have a lot of ripped CDs I'd love to get the artwork for, but I've never seen a place to get them.

khisayruou
Oct 29, 2005, 06:36 PM
I recently went through my entire itunes library, which is quite a feat, deleted all the artwork, and got the official iTMS artwork (if available) for each album... I added all the artwork to each according album within iTunes and noticed my PowerBook's hard drive space decreasing as I did this... my questions are:

1. Does the artwork essentially become a part of the song file?
2. If the answer to the above question is yes, can I delete the artwork .jpg files off of my PowerBook hard drive to give myself a little more space, yet still have the artwork show up on my iPod and in my iTunes?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but a search didn't yield any relevant results. Thanks.

Daniel

1. Yes, the cover gets embedded into the song file (thats why the song file gets a tad larger in size)
2. Yes, you can delete the image located in the folder and still have the cover show up in itunes and the ipod.

Atlasland
Oct 29, 2005, 06:40 PM
Fetch Art 1.2 to do it automatically (look it up on google).


This link to do it manually:

http://www.slothradio.com/covers/?adv=&artist=badly+drawn+boy&album=the+shining

AtHomeBoy_2000
Oct 29, 2005, 06:42 PM
Fetch Art 1.2 to do it automatically (look it up on google).


This link to do it manually:

http://www.slothradio.com/covers/?adv=&artist=badly+drawn+boy&album=the+shining

Oh SWEET! Thanks

Nermal
Oct 29, 2005, 06:44 PM
Fetch Art 1.2 to do it automatically (look it up on google).

That appears to get the art from Amazon.

khisayruou
Oct 29, 2005, 06:55 PM
Yea, CD Cover Search gets the covers from Amazon.

If you want more automaticity in getting covers, try...
Windows itunes, iTunes Art Importer:
http://yvg.com/itunesartimporter.shtml

Or on Mac itunes, Export Artwork (shareware):
http://dizzypenguin.com/automac-it/

Grabbing covers from itunes music store requires some scripting to
grab the location of those images.

supergod
Oct 29, 2005, 07:00 PM
http://tpemble.urfbownd.net/itunes/itunes-art.php

This is the best one. You simply go onto the iTunes music store, find the album you want, command-click the picture and say to copy the URL and then paste that into this website. It then gives you high quality album art (most of the time). For some reason, some iTunes ones are quite improperly exposed but I find that with this and with Google Image search I'm able to have very high quality artwork.

balamw
Oct 30, 2005, 01:51 AM
FWIW. I've also noticed some 600x600 scans on Amazon recently that seem to have replaced some of the older 300x300 scans. Check multiple sources.

B

BurtonCCC
Oct 30, 2005, 06:42 PM
http://tpemble.urfbownd.net/itunes/itunes-art.php

This is the best one. You simply go onto the iTunes music store, find the album you want, command-click the picture and say to copy the URL and then paste that into this website. It then gives you high quality album art (most of the time). For some reason, some iTunes ones are quite improperly exposed but I find that with this and with Google Image search I'm able to have very high quality artwork.
This is what I used. It gets actual iTunes Music Store artwork.

Daniel