iTunes is great, but...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markoibook, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. markoibook macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2004
    Reading, UK.
    iTunes is great, and since the UK iTMS opened, its been nice to download and buy music
    Yesterday I bought an album, burned it to CD and printed the artwork. iTunes does a fab job of printing the front sleeve for the case, and on Photo paper it looks professional.
    But, iTunes lacks the ability to print the back and spine for the case. So the CD case looks pro from the front, but no back!
    I suggest that Apple add the (simple) functionality to allow us to print the back for the CD case (with the spine), and also CD labels. This would allow us to download and burn our albums, and they would look superb. Maybe this would satisfy those people that say they prefer to buy the CD so they get all the proper artwork??
    If need be, apple could even sell their own CD labels specifically for use with iTunes!

    Any thoughts people?

  2. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    I think this is a good idea. They should also think about giving you the lyrics to the song you downloaded.
  3. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    Have you sent in these ideas as iTMS feedback? I sent in a request for lyrics a while back, and might just send one in asking for complete album art soon. Though... they're storing the graphic in the AAC file itself, so if they add too much, the files will start getting noticably larger.
  4. dvdh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2004
    There's no reason why the complete album graphics should have to be stored in the music files. They could just make it so that when you buy complete albums, a jpg or gif of the complete graphics is part of the download. I could see them offering this for free with complete album purchases, while at a small cost to buy separately.
  5. markoibook thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2004
    Reading, UK.
    Well I don't think they would need to include any additional artwork anyway.
    For the back case insert, it could just print the track listing as it does on the back of the front sleeve - but just so that it is the correct size to fill the back of the case, and then just print the artist title down the spine.
    Simarly for the CD label - just print the album artwork on the CD, with the title overlaid, and an apple logo and iTunes printed at the bottom.

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