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Adding Cover Artwork

by samrlloyd / January 29, 2013 1:23 PM PST

Followed the instructions in iTunes Help - some albums with no artwork I was able to add but others will not work. Some are very old albums (originally LP vinyl) but some are not so old. Is there a trick to adding the artwork?

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No tricks involved,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 8:57 PM PST
In reply to: Adding Cover Artwork

if you successfully added some artwork following the instructions, then there should be no problem adding more.

Just make sure that all the artwork you are trying to add is in a format that iTunes recognizes.

Take a look at the successful additions and figure out if their artwork is the same format as the failed ones


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Re: No Tricks Involved
by samrlloyd / January 30, 2013 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: No tricks involved,

JPEG files - worked with some albums, not with others For example, 6 Barbra Streisand albums for which iTunes found no artwork - I was able to add covers for 2 but the other 4 will not work after numerous attempts with different photos including the original covers which were easy to find with Google. Puzzling why the process works with some albums dating as far back as 1950s and 60s but not with other albums, even more recent ones.

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I don't think it is anything to do with the age of the album
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: Re: No Tricks Involved

just some general quirkiness with the way that iTunes handles it.

Sorry, I just ran out of ideas to help.


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Just an idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 7:12 AM PST
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Look at the size of the artwork. I can't explain why my buddy thought the following would work. They had a 14 megapixel shot in JPG and they were trying to add that as the album art. Sometimes it's 20 gallons in a 10 gallon hat.

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Re: Size of Artwork
by samrlloyd / January 30, 2013 1:09 PM PST
In reply to: Just an idea.

I have experimented with different sizes of the same album artwork. Does not make a difference. When I use the Get Info for a single song or the whole album it indicates "No Artwork Available". For a single song the Artwork tab is not active. For all of the songs together I can add a photos in the box but it will not show up on the album in iTunes. Thanks for the idea!

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