album cover

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jaws01, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. jaws01 macrumors member

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    I purchased some music off itunes store, but I am trying to find the where itunes stores saves the album artwork cover? I can't find it?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its saved in the tag info of the AAC file itself.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Starting with iTunes 7, album artwork goes into ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork (if you're using the default music library location).

    Unfortunately, the files/folders aren't identifiable by browsing through them. The artwork itself is a JPEG I believe, but it's saved as an ITC file with some extra headers on it. There's probably a way to strip off the headers and get the JPEG out, but I haven't done that.

    You might be able to figure out what artwork is where by taking a look at the iTunes XML file and seeing how it links ITC files to songs.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i did not know that WildCowboy. thanks for the info.
     
  5. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with right-clicking on the picture displayed in iTunes? Then copy it to e.g. Photoshop and save it as JPEG?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nothing...that's an easy way to do it.

    But why make it easy when there are ways that are so much harder?

    Yeah, I goofed...I remembered that iTunes had changed the way it handles album art, and I got caught up in figuring that out. :eek:
     
  7. jaws01 thread starter macrumors member

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    I basically wanted a copy of the album art b/c I downloaded the complete album from some where else.

    I dragged the album cover art to the desktop and now I have a copy of it.
     

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