Where does iTunes store the cd cover images?

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  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    Also, if I backup the mp3s on disc, will the covers still be there if I open the file on another computer?
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

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    if the cover art was modified on iTunes, it would be saved in the ID3 tag (each MP3 individually).

    If you burn the CD as a data CD, it would save it. If you burn it as a music CD, the art will not be saved.
     
  3. qacjared macrumors regular

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    Actually, iTunes 7 and up doesn't embed artwork to the id3 tags anymore unless you manually set it to do so on 2 or more songs at a time. It stores it in ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork

    You need this apple script to embed it.

    http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=embedart
     
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Well, this is partly true.

    If you manually drag the album artwork into the song (in the Get Info window), it will be embedded into the file.

    If you use iTunes to fetch the album artwork, it will not be embedded and will be in the location you mentioned.
     
  5. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    I used iTunes to fetch the covers, but they are showing in the "get info" "artwork" section...
     
  7. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Does that mean they are embedded?
     
  8. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Also, how do I find ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork?
     
  9. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    That should help :D
     
  10. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks :)

    Found it, but it's just a buch of folders with numbers...
     
  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Ya... it seems to organize album-art the same way iPod organizes music. And you can't even view the art that's stored in there too which sucks. It's mainly there for cover-flow in iTunes... It makes the art load much faster instead of having to load it from the ID3 tag of songs.
     

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