Adding artwork to songs and other items

Music and video you buy from the iTunes Store comes with its own artwork. You can add your own artwork to songs and other items in your library.

You can add many popular types of still-image files, including JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and Photoshop. You must convert WAV files to another format before you can add artwork.

In list view (the leftmost View button), to display artwork for the currently selected item, choose View > Show Artwork Column or click this button (in the bottom left of the iTunes window):

iTunes artwork Adding artwork to songs and other items

Here are ways to add artwork to songs:

  • To add artwork to one item, select an item in your iTunes library and drag the art file file to the artwork viewer. (You can also copy and paste.)

  • To add artwork to multiple items, select an item, choose File > Get Info, and click Artwork. To add art to the selected item, click Add (or drag the art file from your desktop to the artwork box). Click Next to add artwork to the next item.

  • To add the same artwork to multiple items, hold down the Command key as you click each item, choose File > Get Info, click Artwork, and drag the art file to the artwork box.

  • To add more than one piece of art to a song, drag more than one image to the same artwork box.

  • To retrieve album artwork for songs in your library, select the songs and choose Advanced > Get Album Artwork. The song must be available in the iTunes Store.

  • To have iTunes automatically download album artwork when you import a CD or add songs with missing artwork, choose Edit > Preferences, click Store, and select “Automatically download missing album artwork.”

You can also browse by cover art using Cover Flow. (For more information, click “Viewing music and video artwork” below.)

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