Automated Album Art Finder

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bmorris, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    I know this has to have to been figured out by now on these forums.
    I apologize for posting a topic like this.
    But when I searched anywhere all I ended up with was 3rd party apps that just make me go through my albums one by one.

    I cleared all my Album Art and told iTunes to find Artwork again.
    It found some but not others, a good amount too.

    Is there a way to get Album Art automatically assigned to music?
    Something that searches places and then assigns it?
    I tried Art Cover Finder and CoverScout.

    I haven't been able to quickly and easily find missing artwork for a lot of albums and artists.
  2. I'm 5 ft 8 macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

    Aug 23, 2008
    Edmonton,Alberta CANADA
    I have been told that iTunes will only find artwork if the particular artist is listed in the iTunes store. And even then when you ask it to find artwork it comes up some obscure artist.
  3. bmorris thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    Yeah thats why it won't find Beatles artwork.
    I've been using the Amazon Art widget.
    It's simple and easy and a lot better than CoverScout or GimmeTune or Cover Art Finder.

    But it still involves me going album by album.
    I was looking for something that does what iTunes does but with a different source.
  4. tmofee macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2009
    personally i like doing it myself. it's a pain, yes but i remove and add my collection off of itunes quite a bit and so of course the autofill has to find the artwork again. so i actually embed the artwork in the mp3 file myself, which for some reason doesnt stay with the auto version. so you download artwork, copy paste (or wiki) and paste into the lot of the files as a group embed. seems to be the only way for making the artwork stick...
  5. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm a nerd so all my cover art is 100% perfect (but i did that all manually). I came home to visit for a weekend, and I discovered that my mom's cover art is a mess. I figured "oh great! I just got coverscout 3 from the macheist bundle... i'll give it a shot!" I also consider myself a decently intelligent human being. That being said, I couldn't figure out a quick and easy way to get coverscout to work....

    any tips?
  6. The Sheck macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2002
    Cottage Grove
    You'll probably have to go through her library album by album and add or correct the ones which need fixing. Which will take some time depending on how many songs she has.

    I don't think there's any app out there which does it manually.

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