Ripping Album Art from iTunes

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  1. StealthSoul macrumors newbie

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    I've recently been looking into how I can get high-resolution artwork for some of my albums, and I was wondering if I can use iTunes to get some. I don't buy music from iTunes so I wouldn't know, I thought I'd ask here before buying and being disappointed.

    I know that there have been applications online to grab album art from iTunes that don't work anymore, so I was wondering - if I buy 1 track from an album that I want the album art for, can I then get the high-res artwork from the track? By ripping it using tagging software or otherwise?

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  2. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to buy anything to get album art. If the album/song is in iTunes, and you have an iTunes account, just right-click (or the equivelant on a Mac) on the song you have ripped/added yourself and select "Get Album Art".
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    There is also the option under advanced to Get Album Artwork.

    I find the best place to get higher quality artwork is Amazon. Just copy/paste them into iTunes
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    There is also the option under advanced to Get Album Artwork.

    I find the best place to get higher quality artwork is Amazon. Just copy/paste them into iTunes
     
  5. StealthSoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for the replies. This worked, thanks so much!
    The only way I can currently see to obtain the artwork is by right clicking it at the bottom right, selecting copy and pasting it into photoshop and saving it. Is there any way I can reach the source file on my hard drive, and is there any way I can find out if there are higher resolutions available than that?

    For example, a certain album gave back a 600x600 resolution file - but I know that using an old iTunes art grabber (that no longer works) it would give back a 1425x1425 resolution file for the same album. I'm thinking this means there is a higher resolution version available on iTunes somehow, but I'm not sure.
     
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I haven't seen a 1425x1425 file in some time. Personally, I find it overkill, so I'm not overly concerned about it. You may have to do some more digging there.
     
  7. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Yes but when just shown at Amazon the art work is only 500x500. iTunes artwork looks amazing.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The album art you get from iTunes is lower quality. For high-quality album art, Google the name of the album or use sites such as Album Art Exchange.
     
  9. StealthSoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well so far, iTunes looks like it's the best place to get HQ album art for smaller bands who I can't find much of on google and nothing on Album Art Exchange. I guess 600x600 is the highest I can get off of iTunes, though. It's pretty detailed and looks great so I'm happy I guess.
     
  10. minlshaw macrumors member

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    Is there any way to get the artwork used within the iTunes store for the iTunes Essentials playlists? I have most, if not all, of the songs of some of these and it would be nice to be able to print a CD insert to go with the burned discs using that artwork. I know I can e-mail myself a link to the page and save the artwork from the e-mail, but that's too small to be print-worthy.
     

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