View Full Version : Cover art for individual songs, not albums

Nov 4, 2008, 12:02 AM
After spending copious amounts of time cleaning and organising my library, I now have cover art for all of my albums, so theres no ugly music note icons coming up in my cover flow.
I thought this would mean that all the songs would display this artwork when playing on my iPod touch. But no, apparently it needs the artwork to be attached to every song, not just one on the album.
Is there an automated process to copy the artwork from the album to every song on it? Can I downlaod an app for mac that will do this for me?

Nov 4, 2008, 02:59 AM
there a couple fof things you can do. There is a script that would create a playlist with all those songs that do not have artwork. Then you can use a widget that looks up in amazon for the missing artwork of the song that its been played.

The widget you can find it in the apple site. The script I am sorry but don't remember. It was a site full of scripts for iTunes. Maybe someone else can chip in.

Nov 4, 2008, 03:09 AM
I had considered doing that... the only problem is I have a lot of obscurish stuff that I had to find artwork for manually. I was really hoping there'd be a script or app that would fill in the blanks - so to speak - with the album art that's already there. But you're right, that options availble to me as a last resort

Nov 4, 2008, 08:44 AM
what it surprises me is that having selected the album you still have the art work missing in some songs.

how did you actually put the artwork in?

Nov 5, 2008, 03:06 AM
probably like three or more different methods... I guess first I tried the built-in get album art function from the itunes store, then I went to all the ones that were missing and played them with Gimmesometune! on, thereby getting art for that track. For the rest I did em manually from Google image search or whatever. Yeah it's a bit of a mess, but eventually it'll all be perfect

Nov 5, 2008, 11:41 AM
Yes, iTunes is not smart enough to recognize songs from the same album should have the same album artwork. Let's say you've ripped 8 out of 10 songs from a CD to iTunes, found or scanned your album artwork, then 2 months later you realized you liked the other 2 unripped songs as well. So you ripped them but these 2 songs will not have artwork and iTunes is not smart enough to apply the same album artwork to them.

The quick solution is, copy and paste works for album art work as well. Select a song from that album that has the artwork, hit Cmd-I to bring up the song info screen. Click on the artwork button, click on the artwork itself to select it (so that there is a blue border around it), then hit Cmd-C to copy. Now hit Cancel button and select the song you want to apply the artwork. Bring up the same artwork screen and hit Cmd-V to paste the artwork. Voila.

Nov 5, 2008, 08:54 PM
Came across this thread while doing some research on Google.

Would recommend TuneUp (http://www.tuneupmedia.com) to all of you who have issues with your metadata and missing cover art. Right now, TuneUp's only available for PC, but we'll have it ready for Mac in the next couple of weeks (if you're interested, sign up on our beta list (www.tuneupmedia.com/beta/)).

I know how you Mac guys feel about PC people, but the feedback we've gotten from them has been great - its saved a lot of people a lot of time. :)

TwinCities Dan
Nov 5, 2008, 10:47 PM
CoverScout 3 (http://www.equinux.com/us/products/coverscout/index.html) is also an excellent program! :cool: