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Get picky iTunes Store artwork
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Dec 06, '10 07:51:12AM
This is an incredibly complicated way of adding album art when the functionality is built in. Try this:

  • Find image online, CTRL Click and "Copy Image"
  • Find track in iTunes, CMD + I, "Artwork" tab, paste image
  • Or, while the song is selected, you can drag the album cover image to the playing artwork area, where it says in large letters "DRAG ARTWORK HERE"

    This works for any media file that supports meta-tagging, not just m4a.

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    Get picky iTunes Store artwork
    Authored by: diamondsw on Dec 06, '10 08:09:47AM

    iTunes artwork tends to be much higher quality than most of the stuff you find online. But yes, as long as you have another source for the art, the method you posted is the standard way of adding artwork.



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    Get picky iTunes Store artwork
    Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Dec 06, '10 08:35:53AM

    Then just use the "copy link" method described in the original hint, open a browser and paste the link for the track you want. The art that iTunes uses is right there.

    There is no reason to jump through hoops just to get iTunes to download an image that you could easily download yourself in a quarter of the time.

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    Get picky iTunes Store artwork
    Authored by: auco on Dec 06, '10 09:37:50AM

    yes it is as the http version is a lot smaller than the one you get from the iTMS



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    Get picky iTunes Store artwork
    Authored by: tc_nyc on Dec 06, '10 12:13:06PM

    The trick is, ITMS album art is 'smaller' because it stores one copy of the image in a special directory that is parsed by iTunes/iPod. If you paste the album art image into each song, a copy of that art is applied to each track individually.



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