iTunes Cover art

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  1. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    I was just noticing how bad apples implementation of the cover artwork thing is. Im a big fan of the idea of the cover art being viewable while the song is playing. I like the the idea of having it under the playlists, but has anyone noticed that 1. It doesnt look up the album covers which is quite easy to do (with amazon or something) and 2. a biggie, i imported an album cover for a silverchair album but it only came up for that one song and not the rest of the album even though the album name and everything is identical. Thats means that i will have to import 3671 album covers if i want them all. I cant see myself doing that.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    Can you highlight multiple files and then select the cover art? If not I would imagine that Apple would fix a problem like this at the next update. You might just have to wait for an update.

    Matt
     
  3. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    agghhhh, and i thought that was one of the coolest features. I know, I know im weird.
     
  4. dynamicd macrumors 6502

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    A little off topic but is there a way to change the color of the itunes icon? That green just doesn't look good with everything else being blue.
     
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i agree, i wish i coudl do it for the wohle album maybe a 3rd party program soon.
     
  6. ultrafiel macrumors member

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    You can just select multiple tracks (ie the whole album) then drag the cover art into its box. It will then apply the album art to all the songs selected. I actually went to amazon and found the cover art, dragged the picture from safari right into iTunes and it worked fine. Where is the cover art stored though? Maybe I should look.
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    either your a genius or were all dumb or somewhere in the middle. Thank you so much.
     
  8. howard macrumors 68020

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    about the cover art...i dragged in more than one cover for a song and now theres arrows down there....how do i delete the cover that i accidently put in there?
     
  9. szark macrumors 68030

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    The cover art is stored in the ID tag of the song itself. When you add cover art, you can see the song size change.

    There is a tab in the "Get Info" window called "Artwork" which can be used to add/delete cover art.
     
  10. howard macrumors 68020

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    thanks a lot!

    i feel stupid for not figuring most of the above on my one...but hey i really like this cover art feature now that i know how to use it
     
  11. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    USE THIS

    hillmanminx makes a program. find it on version tracker. search for CD cover

    Its called CDCoverTool 1.1.1 or something.

    You search for an alblum/artist, and it downloads you a cover. works great for me.
     
  12. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    wow!...that's the slowest method for me to find cd cover art...

    search versiontracker for "clutter"
    clutter automatically finds the cover art of what you are playing and you can copy right from the main window.

    also, a great website for cover art is www.allmusic.com

    but i would still rather have a script that will just download and add the picture to the album...

    actually i wish itunes would do it for me...

    and isn't it supposed to do it when you rip a cd? i ripped a cd today and it didn't find it for me...or was that just for when you download from applemusic?
     
  13. jaybeekay macrumors newbie

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    i'm getting an "album artwork not modifiable" message on the cover preview screen. What is that about?
     
  14. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think it will get it from CDDB as i dont think they do album covers (i wish they would though) only from the music store.



    Great choice on a name (not sure about the bee though).
     
  15. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i'd love the ability to print them, at a decent quality i mean. so if i do buy a full album, i can then burn it to cd, and print the cover, put it in one of them slimline cases. i still like to have the physical object from time to time.
     
  16. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    you can kinda do this. without photoshop (or something similar) you can't change the color of the note in that particular icon, but you could find another itunes icon (at any site that has icons) and replace yours with a blue one.

    to do this all you do it find the icon you want (it will usually be given to you as a blank folder). "get info" on that folder, and copy the icon.
    get info on itunes and paste the new icon over the old one.
    drag the old itunes icon out of the dock and drag the new one into its place.
    all done.
     
  17. dynamicd macrumors 6502

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    That'd be a great idea, but I think the problem might arise that people who have pirated the material would be able to get the art also.
     
  18. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    sorry for the double post...

    as far as getting cover art from amazon goes... all the ones i have looked for have a "x% off" tab in the corner. if there any way to get rid of this? do some albums not have this? thanks!
     
  19. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed that adding cover art made the size of my library bigger i think by 100 KB per picture. That adds up after a while. Also, I'm wondering if the cover art is transfered onto the ipod even though it's not being used. I would like to put the cover art on all my songs but I only have a 5 GB iPod so space is at a premium.
     
  20. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It probably will as i assume it will add it to the ID3 tag, which is good because if you move it to someones elses computer it will still be there, but i can see how the size would be a problem.
     
  21. crookedcharlie macrumors member

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    Re: sorry for the double post...

    I found that if I "click to see larger picture," this goes away, and I end up getting a bigger size cover as a nice side-effect.
     
  22. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    use cdcover tool (as mentioned by someone previously - if you read this feel free to take the credit) which you can get on versiontracker.

    I find it better than amazon.
     
  23. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I just did a test. 8 song play list, three songs bought from apple and added cover art from amazon and it took up 300 KB more on the ipod for art added to the other 5. doing this for 500 songs would be 30 MB.

    Since I haven't bought that many songs from Apple I'm not going to worry about the art that comes with the song but it sucks that Apple didn't impliment it so that the images were not fed to the iPod on sync. Oh well...:rolleyes:
     
  24. makkystyle macrumors regular

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    What I would really love is the ability to print this artwork... maybe I'm just slow but the only way I could figure out to do this was using Snapz and just taking a jpeg picture of it when it was enlarged. And on a similar note, why doesn't iTunes have a simple program that could print the playlists and possibly album art of the CD you are burning. I'm guessing they don't want the album art so they don't make it impossibly simple to make homegrown copies, but is a list of tracks too much to ask for?
     
  25. howard macrumors 68020

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