Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Mac Users!

Thank you for the wonderful year of 2005. The exchange of Mac tips and ideas on this blog has been most fun for me, and I just hope that you have enjoyed it just as much!

New year is just around the corner, soon we will se more enhancements on iPods, the rollout of Intel based Macs, and the launch of the next generation Mac OSX 'Leopard' from Apple. 2006 isn't going to get boring in the world of Apple. Hold your breathe!

Holiday Greetings from MacNify!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

How to Add Album Artwork to iTunes

An album artwork is a little piece of picture that accompanies a piece of song in iTunes. You can think of it as the beautiful CD cover you used to get in those days when you still bought CDs.

When will you get Album Artwork automatically?

When you purchase the entire album from the iTunes music store, you will realize that a picture, the CD cover, is added to each of the songs as well.

Another instant when you get album artworks automatically is when you subscribe to podcasts on iTunes' podcast directory. Usually a podcast's album artwork is just the podcast's logo.

How to add Album Artwork manually?

If you rip your own collection of CDs into iTunes, something all of us do, you have to find and add the album artwork yourself.

Adding a picture to a piece of music is easy. First make sure the album artwork window is set to display the "selected songs". Then, select a song in your library. Now if you have the CD cover scanned into a file, or you are able to find the CD cover from some website, you just need to drag and drop the file or the picture to the album artwork window.

Drag and drop a picture to the album artwork window.
Album artwork is added successfully.
To add the same picture to a number of songs, e.g. all the songs of a single album, you can multiple-select the songs and repeat the same steps as mentioned.

Bring the Album Artwork with you on your iPods

Provided that your iPod has a color screen, or you own the ROKR, the album artworks will be transfer over as well when you sync your device with iTunes. No additional work is needed, just sync.

Yet another Mac tip is on the web!