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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art Apps
I keep a lot of album art in iPhoto that I get from various places. Here's what I do to add artwork to an entire album at once in iTunes. I'm sure there are many ways to go about this -- using AppleScript, for instance -- but I did not want to go the AppleScript route.

First, I have Expose setup to show All Windows mode when I push my mouse in the uppper left corner. I open iTunes and select an entire album of songs (I use Shift-click). Then I hit Command-I to open a single Info window for all the selected songs. Next, I switch over to iPhoto, and find the appropriate album art. I then drag the picture to the hot corner for Exposé's All Windows mode, then hover over iTunes for about a second. iTunes will then pop forward and probably beep at you, no biggie.

Now drop the image you are dragging into the Artwork square in the Info window. When you click OK, then artwork will apply to all selected songs. Presto!
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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: waffffffle on Dec 15, '05 07:21:48AM

No need for expose. Just use command-tab. You can drag and drop with the mouse while switching between apps with command-tab.



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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: jacobolus on Dec 15, '05 07:25:37AM

I find it's easier to copy and paste into the info window. If you want drag and drop, you can just use the little album art area in the lower left corner of the main itunes window.



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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: jacobolus on Dec 15, '05 07:27:50AM

Of note also, if you use a key, like the default F9 or F10 to toggle expose, you can hover over a window and press that key again to have OS X focus on that window instantly, instead of waiting an extra second or so.



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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Dec 16, '05 02:30:43PM

That also works with the Space or Enter-key. ;-)

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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: Slinkwyde on Dec 15, '05 02:08:48PM

Just use Fetch Art to grab and insert album art for pretty much every song in your library in a batch manner.



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WARNING: don't add artwork into iTunes!!!
Authored by: dkoff on Dec 15, '05 06:33:07PM
artwork in iTunes will eventually BOG DOWN the size of the database. and, if you're like me and have hundreds of gigs of music, adding artwork into iTunes is a big no-no.

instead, use a program like "clutter" which is free and available at:
http://www.sprote.com/clutter/ i've used it for years. great program.

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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: Cartoonasaurus on Dec 16, '05 02:53:40AM

That's cool, but it's much easier to shift select your choices in iTunes and then just "right-click" or "control-click" onto the image area and choose "Paste" to add ONE image to MANY songs....

Try it! It's fun!



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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: DougAdams on Dec 16, '05 06:14:51AM

Yep! Way to go.

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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: asmeurer on Dec 19, '05 03:12:37PM

I thought that you only had to add the art to one song in an album in order for it to show up in all of them.



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Use iPhoto with Exposé to batch update iTunes art
Authored by: apolet on May 19, '06 06:51:05AM

I am surprised you guys don't seem to know you can select the album title in your iTunes browser (no song should be selected in the songs window) and then just drag & drop the picture into the album art well (bottom left of iTunes, make sure this is set to "selected song" and not to "now playing"!). There you go: each and every song in that album are now updated with album cover.

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