2 Ways to Get Album Art For Your Music


I’ve had some people asking me how to get the album art for their music. As promised, here are 2 Ways to Get Album Art For Your Music.

If you are from South Africa, like myself and the people who asked me how to get the album art, you might notice finding album art in the method I will show you next isn’t as easy. What I suggest is having an iTunes ID in the USA or UK to get best album art, as their database of album art has more album covers, compared to that of a South African Apple ID. If you don’t have an iTunes ID for the USA or UK, or you’re not sure how to make one, see this article.

Right, so here is how to get album art by using iTunes.

*Please note that throughout the steps below, you can click on the image to enlarge the photo, if needed.

Step 1

Open your iTunes and make sure you are signed into your Apple ID. Find the song you want the album art for, select it and then right-click on it. I want the album art for “Renegade” by Daughtry.

Find Song

Find Song

Step 2

Once you have found the song, or group of songs you want to find the album art for. right-click on the song, or group of songs and select “Get Album Artwork”:

Right-Click Select Get Album Artwork

Right-Click Select Get Album Artwork

Step 3

If iTunes was able to find the album art, you will notice the album art in bottom left of the screen as shown below:

Album Art Saved

Album Art Saved

If iTunes was unable to find the album artwork, you will receive the following error:

Error Message

Error Message

If you get this error, the best way to get around this is to follow the steps I will show next.

Notes:

If you want to find album art for all your music, the best option would be to select all the music in your library, but clicking on a song, then pressing CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all and right clicking on a selected song and following the above steps.

The Other Method:

This is the method I use to find album art, as it is generally the most effective, you will see why in the steps below.

Step 1

Find the song you want to find the album artwork as above and make a note of the song name and artist. Then open Google Image Search and type the song name and artist in and hit search:

Type Song Name  & Artist

Type Song Name & Artist

Step 2

Next, find the album art you want and select the image.

*TIP: Find an image with the bigger screen size, as shown in the image below. This will ensure that the image doesn’t distort when it is displayed on your device:

Find Album Art, Check Size, Select Image

Find Album Art, Check Size, Select Image

Step 3

After selecting the image you want, let the page load, then right-click on the image and click “Copy” or “Copy Image”, depending on the internet browser you’re using. I use Firefox, so I clicked “Copy Image”:

Right-Click on Image, Select Copy

Right-Click on Image, Select Copy

Step 4

Go back to iTunes and select the song or group of songs that this album art applies to and right-click on a selected song and select “Get Info”:

Right-Click Song, Select Get Info

Right-Click Song, Select Get Info

 

Step 5

Clicking on “Get Info” in the previous step will open a window with info on the song, select the “Artwork” tab, right-click in the open white open space and select “Paste”:

Select Artwork Tab, Right Click on Open Space, Select Paste

Select Artwork Tab, Right Click on Open Space, Select Paste

Step 6

You will see the artwork image displayed. Click “OK”:

Album Artwork Will Be Displayed, Click OK

Album Artwork Will Be Displayed, Click OK

This will save the changes and you will see the album art displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen, as shown below:

Album Art Will Be Saved

Album Art Will Be Saved

That that, the artwork has been saved. Sync your Apple device and the artwork will be displayed on the lock screen when music is being played and when in the iPod app.

There may be other methods to getting album artwork like using Rinse:

Basically Rinse is a program that will search through your entire library for duplicate songs and also find and add missing album artwork… It will take care of these issues for you without much more than a few clicks from your side. No mindless deleting duplicates, entering song info or Googling album artwork.

Download and Try Rinse for FREE

Download and Try Rinse for FREE

I’m not going to spoil the surprise by telling you about all of the features though. So why don’t you try them out for free and see what else they’ll do for you here:

It’ll save you some time and sort out some issues for you along the way.

I hope you have found this useful!

If you need anything further, please leave a comment on this post or see my contact page and I will do my best to help you.

Always remember, give a jackass an education and you’ll have a smartass!

Signing out.

G™

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