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mini_Matt
14th July 2006, 08:51 PM
I just found a great little app via digg.com called Gimmesometune. I have been looking for something like this for ages.

This will automatically get album art for your iTunes music, as well as some other features. This is a must try here's where you can get it Gimmesometune (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ipod_itunes/gimmesometune.html).

Ben™
14th July 2006, 09:10 PM
Oh great. I've wanted something like this for quite a while

The Architect.mac
14th July 2006, 09:16 PM
nice but not really patch on itunescool for a library artwork and lyrics process and then CoverFlow for Presentation... others like Synergy as well which this seems similar to

tintinaujapon
14th July 2006, 09:21 PM
It doesn't seem to be able to find a lot of album covers.

Maybe it needs full details of track name, artist and album?

Maybe a lot of my music isn't available at Amazon.com

I've checked the tickbox in prefs to check with Amazon.

spargo
14th July 2006, 09:33 PM
None of them are perfect, and in fact Amazon isn't perfect in what it shows anyway (most are submitted by users so there's no real guarantees)..

As much as I use all of the apps above, it's still best to fetch them manually unfortunately. If you use CoverFlow, then the hard work pays off as it looks great with a huge Library.

Flinders1231
14th July 2006, 09:54 PM
http://www.albumcoverfinder.com/



Album Cover Finder

Rayd
14th July 2006, 10:30 PM
isnt there a app that will find it and import it to iTunes automatically? i have been through numerous applications that will find the art, but it makes it complicated when you want to import it.

yinyang
14th July 2006, 11:20 PM
i use clutter (http://www.sprote.com/clutter/) to find the album art (it can search from amazom us, uk or de) and then shift-command-k applies it to iTunes. google for anything else :)

Mctastic
14th July 2006, 11:53 PM
i use a widget called 'sing that itune'. only problem, u need to pop up widgets for it to refresh and load lyrics/album art. it does have a feature that saves to itunes..... would be better as a plug in. Apple,.. it's been a while, .. it should be std in itunes.

ric3am
15th July 2006, 07:09 AM
I use Fetch Art http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12083
the program is controlled through the iTunes Script menu
it searches Amazon
but if it cant find it I go to Cd Cover search http://www.slothradio.com/covers/

vicmeldrew
15th July 2006, 08:25 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(yinyang &#064; Jul 14 2006, 11&#58;20 PM) 195036</div>

i use clutter (http://www.sprote.com/clutter/) to find the album art (it can search from amazom us, uk or de) and then shift-command-k applies it to iTunes. google for anything else :)
[/b]

I use Clutter after yinyang suggested it last year. I find it great. If it cannot find a cover you can find a cover pic at least 200 x 200 pixels in size on Google images and drag it into Clutter&#39;s player window.

Sometimes you need to edit the album title to get a result- eg remove additions like (europe) (UK) after the album title.

Gerbils
15th July 2006, 08:59 AM
I do it manually when I import a new CD or whatever into iTunes... that way you can choose the best quality one you can find.

The Architect.mac
15th July 2006, 09:50 AM
itunescool will do a whole library artwork and lyric import and setup playlists for the ones it can&#39;t find, it gets a couple wrong but great when processing a whole library...

raj
15th July 2006, 11:41 AM
Equinux have CoverScout - http://equinux.com/us/products/coverscout/index.html

I&#39;ve never tried it though

bartron
15th July 2006, 11:41 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(warren21 &#064; Jul 14 2006, 10&#58;25 PM) 195027</div>
The easiest way I found to get exactly what you want is to search google images and drag and drop the image into itunes and apply it to the whole album. I&#39;ve even started doing it by single as well. It&#39;s a couple of extra clicks of the mouse but at least you&#39;ll always get the right album or single cover every time. [/b]

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Gerbils &#064; Jul 14 2006, 10&#58;25 PM) 195027</div>
I do it manually when I import a new CD or whatever into iTunes... that way you can choose the best quality one you can find.[/b]

Likewise....also good for finding alternate cover art (i.e. some countries have different/banned covers)

Bartron

gurgle
19th July 2006, 02:41 AM
CoverScout is the shiz
scans your library, then displays as you want - all albums, albums with missing covers, albums with incomplete covers.. you then search either or all of amazon, google and ITMS, and copy to the tracks. rinse, repeat, till your library is complete&#33;

decryption
19th July 2006, 09:00 AM
Anyone know of any programs that can search for cover-art, but just for the music that&#39;s on my iPod? I&#39;ve got 320GB of music and don&#39;t keep it in iTunes. I just drag what I feel like listening to onto my iPod and listen to it via that from iTunes, hah