How to Manually Add Album Art to iTunes
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When you buy music from iTunes, it comes packaged with cover art. But your own collection might have a few missing album covers when you import them or you just might feel like updating all of them with fresh versions.

So, let’s take a quick look at how you can manually add album art to iTunes.

How to Manually Add Album Art to iTunes

iTunes can automatically find album artwork for you. Right-click on the album and select Get Album Artwork. But, here we show you how to add your own and personalize any playlist.

  1. Right-click on the album and select Album Info.
    Get album art in iTunes
  2. Another screen opens up with all the associated meta-data for the album or song. Go to the Artwork tab next to the screen for Details.
    Add Artwork
  3. Click on Add Artwork. This will open the Finder window in Mac or the File dialog in Windows. Select an image file or drag the image file to the artwork area. You can select a downloaded file from the many cover art sites on the web or make your own graphic. Discussions on the web recommend a size of 600×600 px for the album art.
  4. Click OK and you are done.

The album art is now uploaded to iTunes. Delete the file from your computer.

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