Adding album art in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tahko, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Tahko macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2005
    I know how to add album art, but for my surprise dragging album image to that album art box adds art only for the song playing, not for the whole album. It's really frustrating to rip 2 cd stuff like Pink Floyds "The Wall Live" and then drag the same picture over and over again from desktop to 30+ songs.. Any hint how to do it at once?

    And a small hint for those lacking album art:
    goto music store, then click ?+shift+4 and take that image! ;)
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    Select all of the songs in the album (by shift-clicking) and hit command-I (or Get Info from File menu). This is the way to edit multiple song information at once, including album art. I usually get artwork from, because you can get it pretty high-res (iTunes will store the high-res version for printing or viewing, you can see it when you click the thumbnail).

    If you're anal about file sizes, remove any prior album art before doing this... it will likely add a duplication to any songs you've already put art on, individually. Since iTunes lets you store multiple artwork for one song, it adds images, instead of replacing them (which you might expect).
  3. AmericanIdiot12 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2004
    Down the street from Jiv3turkey748

    i use fetch art

    its a script where you can select individual songs, playlists, or your whole library and it get album art if you have the correct album name/artist in
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I use Clutter.

    The fact is that my music isn't exactly mainstream, and I don't like things that automatically fill in song names (in case the version of an album I get isn't the American version and the songs are in a different order, or there are more songs) or get album art before I see it.
  5. Tahko thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2005
    Thanks guys, I'll give that Clutter a try snce my music is most likely even less mainstram than yours, Abstract. :)
  6. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Click the thing above the album artwork that says "Now Playing." It'll switch to "Selected Song." Then hold down shift and select all the songs from one album, then drag the artwork to the album artwork box.
  7. mowogg macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    San Gabriel, CA
    You can also select the artwork in one song and paste it into the rest of the songs one-by-one. Tedious but works.
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Having just received my Nano I now have a reason for actually wanting album art, this will speed things up nicely :D

    Thank you. ;) :D

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