Adding album cover art

Discussion in 'iPod' started by boozer, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. boozer macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    In regards to adding album art...Whats the difference between adding it manually (d/l pix and manually adding it) and using a third party program like cover sutra or a widget (amazon art or album art widget)?

    It seems they both work equally well, but when I add my art with the widgets, it takes up more space on my macbook (anywhere b/w 2-15 megs) while manually doing it takes up the space of only the d/l'ed picture (2 megs or less).

    Whats better and whats the difference b/w: manual & third party? Why does it take more space using a third party? Are there any other methods that are better?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I add all my art manually, because I prefer the highest-resolution pics I can find. I find that letting iTunes or other automated processes do it results in grainy, low-resolution pics.
  3. wpc33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    What he said ^^^
    I tried iTunes' artwork feature, and got patchy results. Eveniof the art was great, it does not get embedded in the files themselves. Lame! The art cache folder grew exponentially and bloated my Library, slowing start times.
    Google images, 300x300 or higher, drag and drop.

    I also drag the image into the album's folder for safe-keeping.
  4. boozer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
  5. creon macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Really, because the artwork I got from iTunes was rather good.

    Whatever floats your boat.
  6. theDUB macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    :confused: In case google images suddenly ceases to exist?

    Why would you ever need to save the image locally, you could just re-download it if it was lost?

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