What's the best way to import artwork into iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jrankin, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. jrankin macrumors newbie

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    I've got hundreds of CDs to rip into iTunes, and I need to know the best way to get the album artwork in, too. Doing it manually through Google or amazon.com is unappealing--any thoughts on the best scripts or programs to get this task done?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    iTunes Catalog would have been my recommendation, but it's been crashing all the time lately for me - possibly due to iTunes updates. However, it used to work well, and perhaps there's been an update I've missed.
     
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Clutter works, though it doesn't work too well for me. It can't find artwork for most of my songs, and I have pretty mainstream songs. Clutter, however, is free. When you're playing a song, it'll automatically hunt down artwork. It also has this neat feature where you can put a picture of the album cover on your desktop, then click on the picture for quick access to songs from that album.

    There's Export Artwork as well, but this seems to have a bug where, if you have multiple albums from the same artist, it will only fetch ONE album for all of those songs. This is kind of annoying. It's shareware, so I don't know if that's just a way of annoying you so that you'll buy the software.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    If you do it manually, note that you can select the entire album's songs, then import it once to all the songs, instead of one at a time to each song. Of course, you probably already knew that.
     

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