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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes Apps
Tiger only hintI am the proud posessor of 45GB of music, none of which is downloaded. However, because I digitized many of these files on my PC years ago, most of my colection does not have album art. I found a simple fix for this problem. First, I downloaded and installed the Sing that iTune! Dashboard widget. Activate the widget, and click the "i" button to flip it over. Check the Download Artwork button, and change the pop-up to 'into iTunes.' Then I downloaded a program that allows users to move widgets from the Dashboard to the desktop. I then moved Sing that iTune to the desktop.

Next, I configured it to save album art to iTunes, which also applies the artwork to all the songs from any given album. Finally, I set iTunes to shuffle.

Now, as iTunes shuffles through my music, Sing That iTune! goes through and applies all the album art. It's an easy way to get a lot of work done in just a few easy steps.

[robg adds: This hint explains how to detach widgets from the Dashboard without using any third party software. It may also be worth noting this hint, which claims that Sing That iTune! occasionally moved lyrics into the wrong song -- I don't know if this has been corrected in the current version. Finally, there are other methods of getting artwork into iTunes.

Also, if you missed out on getting PearLyrics while it was available, Sing That iTune! looks to be a good replacement app for getting the lyrics to songs you legally own. It's probably still available because it's not developed in the US, and as such, is somewhat safer from the reach of the RIAA.]
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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: Jailer Joe on May 18, '06 07:36:40AM
PearLyrics is still available at MacUpdate.

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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: Swordfish on May 18, '06 07:37:50AM

pearLyrics is still available. the RIAA apologized to the dev. get it here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18354



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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: jpkang on May 18, '06 07:43:58AM
Corripio works pretty well for artwork, provided the album is in one of the iTunes Music Stores, since that is its source.

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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: shawnstring on May 18, '06 08:20:21AM
i have been using AlbumArtWidget for about a week now, and am loving it. it is actually really good about finding the artwork based on artist/song.

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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: kendals on May 18, '06 09:17:41AM

While we are on the subject...does anyone know of a way to have iTunes skip to the next track after x seconds? I to am using this setup, but I would like it if I didn't have to wait for iTunes to finish the entire song. I would like to be able to start this at night before bedtime and it could do a lot of artwork / lyrics update if it only had to play the first 30 seconds of a song!



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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: chancer on May 18, '06 02:49:56PM
10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: kendals on May 18, '06 09:18:48AM

While we are on the subject...does anyone know of a way to have iTunes skip to the next track after x seconds? I to am using this setup, but I would like it if I didn't have to wait for iTunes to finish the entire song. I would like to be able to start this at night before bedtime and it could do a lot of artwork / lyrics update if it only had to play the first 30 seconds of a song!



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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: ShaneVsEvil on May 18, '06 09:33:17AM

Go to the site "Doug's Applescripts for iTunes" (http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/) and download the script "Needle Drop")



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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: pulselikesonar on May 18, '06 10:42:04AM
I just wanted to point everyone's attention to a great free application that adds artwork, the actual iTMS artwork, to your songs... and quickly.

Corripio allows users to select either thier entire library or only songs without artwork, and finds and applys the artwork to your songs. The only downside would be that if the artist or album is not found in iTMS then no album art would be applied.

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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: DizzyPenguin on May 18, '06 11:54:02AM
*cough*
OK... so it's not a freeby but it's an option! Export Artwork
*cough*

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10.4: Another method of adding album art to iTunes
Authored by: ollerich on May 19, '06 05:39:57AM
i use "Clutter" which is pretty good too, it searches amazon for covers and you can copy them directly into iTunes... Clutter at macupdate.com

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