Some of the best comments from the recent How to fix your iTunes album art
post pointed out some 3rd party tools that are available to make importing album art easier. My favorite of the bunch so far is TuneSleeve
. Here are the design goals the developer used to create TuneSleeve:
- Being able to work with albums, not individual songs. We're talking about album artwork after all, aren't we?
- Being able to choose what artwork I want among all possible results found on the internet, because the CD cover for an original edition is not always the same as the 20th anniversary special edition.
- In addition to automatic searching, being able to launch an external search in my browser and manually choose the artwork I want by dragging it from my browser to TuneSleeve.
- Being able to download artwork for my entire library or a specific playlist.
- Being able to exclude songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store, since they already come with good quality artwork.
- Being able to exclude songs that already have album artwork, as I might already have spent some precious time manually finding and dragging album cover images for these songs.
- Being able to replace existing artwork with the downloaded artwork or to add the downloaded artwork to the existing one, because the software might find a better quality album art than the one that is already there.
In practice, it works exactly as advertised. TuneSleeve is the most straightforward method to quickly scan for and add album artwork to your music files. TuneSleeve requires the .Net 2.0 framework