Is all my album art in iTunes saved somewhere on my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MK25toLife, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. MK25toLife macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2007
    Where can I find it? I am looking for an album cover for my friend's band but it is only apart of iTunes, how do I retrieve it? Thanks for your help!
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    If the art is downloaded from iTunes (when you do the get album art process) it's stored in an .itc file in iTunes/Album Art/Downloaded folder. The .itc files are really image files with some header information - unfortunately only iTunes can read those files directly. There's a way of getting the image out, but it needs some Terminal work. I'll let you know how to do that if you want.

    If you added album art manually, it's part of the metadata of the file itself. You can extract this for most itunes tracks using AtomicParsley ... but it doesn't always work, especially for mp3s.

    The easiest way, if you're using a Mac, is to download and use this script - from Doug's scripts for itunes.

    Edit: or you could do what macbookairman below suggests ... as usual I looked for the complicated solution.
  3. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    United States
    if you go to the bottom left of your iTunes window, and click the up arrow, you can view the album artwork. then right click and copy it and paste it somewhere else or drag it to your desktop.

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