These days iTunes is more of a media mall that’s so large you need a map to get around. Worse, iTunes still doesn’t do some of the basics. Album artwork. If you didn’t buy your music from Apple, getting album artwork to match is problematic.
No. Easy. Solution.
While finding album artwork for every song or album stored on iTunes is an ever ongoing problem, there’s no easy solution.
In fact, even finding the artwork that iTunes downloads to your Mac can be another problem. Sometimes it’s in a folder. Sometimes it’s encrypted and stored who knows where.
If you want more iTunes album art– for music, movies, and TV shows– Covered is the free Mac app that has you covered.
Instead of searching the web and giving you too many choices and forcing you to manually add artwork, Covered actually searches the iTunes Store to find artwork and saves it to your Mac.
Surprisingly, much of the artwork available in iTunes is actually high quality– up to 2,400 by 2,400 pixels– instead of the little thumbnails we see when a song, movie, or TV show plays.
There’s not much to using Covered, either.
Open the app, select Music, Movies, or TV Shows. Enter a keyword to search (select your country’s iTunes Store). Then wait a few minutes. Some of the artwork is large so downloads may take a few minutes.
Then, unlike iTunes itself, you have the option to save the artwork wherever you want it to be saved. That’s it. You’re done.
Covered doesn’t solve the problem of missing artwork, but at least you get higher quality artwork images, and it’s all free.