Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to seventy one)
Try going to Amazon or any wed site that sells music. I use Amazon and select music, find album cover drag and drop cover, jpeg, on desktop. Open Itunes select album or song, select info. select artwork drag and drop cover from desktop to area that holds artwork . It has worked for me. Good Luck
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 8:35 PM (in response to seventy one)
I actually find it very satisfying to do all the work of giving all my albums artwork, and then flipping through the albums on my iPod. It is a pain sometimes. Mostly though, for me anyway you can click get album artwork, and it gets it. When it doesn't, I just go into my web browser and find the album artwork I'm looking for, and just drag it directly into the album after you have clicked get info. When the artwork option isn't available, I just right click, and select create AAC version, and put the artwork in there. I either delete the old copy, or save it in a folder elsewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to Jacoyoyo)
Jacoyoyo, beautiful idea with the AAC. I wish I had seen your post before. I had to figure out how to do it myself. Which is very satisfying once you're done, but frustrating in the process. Hopefully many more people can see your post and learn the simple way of adding artwork.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to Boise Jim)
Just had the same problem, but there IS a simple way to add your own artwork (it may have already been posted but I couldn't be bothered to read every message!)
Find the blank album cover in your Music folder, right click on it, select "Get Info", then click "Yes", then you will see in the bottom right hand corner of the pop up box that appears, "Art Work". Simply paste your chosen picture in that box, and iTunes will add it to all tracks.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 8:04 AM (in response to Boise Jim)
In my experience you can no longer 'drag and drop' missing album art work for multiple album tracks, but you can 'cut and paste'. Came across this completely by accident. Download the artwork to your desktop or where ever, right click, copy, then (in iTunes) select all the tracks of the album, right click, open Get Info, then right click the Artwork box and Voilà! Paste it in to the box and the artwork will be added to all the tracks.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to Boise Jim)
I think I may have a solution.
I right click on the album and click "Get info" I drag the arwork to the "Artwork" space. However, when I looked at the files in the iTunes library only some of the songs have the artwork attached. That is, the artwork isn't showing in the icon next to the track.
After much frustration I decide to clear downloaded artwork for this album. That fixed it, all the tracks now showed the file with embedded artwork.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to Boise Jim)
I have found, in version 11.0.4, that when manually applying artwork to mp3s, iTunes will add a blank artwork block in front of the artwork you add, resulting in the artwork not aqppearing. I corrected it by Get Info > Artwork> use the slider (lower right below the artwork pane) to reduce the artwork size and delete all the blocks except the artwork I want to keep.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2013 6:47 PM (in response to Les Armistead)
Just in case it hasn't been mentioned anywhere else, I was having this problem on a Window 7 machine today. It was because I rip everything as a WAV and then convert it to AAC later but was trying to add the artwork in between doing both of those things. Once I'd done the conversion, I was able to add the artwork.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to Boise Jim)
I'm using iTunes 11.0.4. Tried all the suggestions given above, with no success. I don't even see the option of ''"convert to AAC". I right click on the album blank and get no options. I can double left click, and open a box to select the art off my desktop. But it doesn't show after clicking OK.
This is so easy to accomplish in the PC world. The old Windows Media Player is far superior at finding album art, as it searches the entire web rather than iTunes. And it installs automatically.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to Boise Jim)
what i did was right click the first track, created an AAC version, then i was able to edit that version I was able to then copy/paste artwork, deleted the original from my itunes library and the art work remained hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to spyd3r666tm)
First experienced this tonight on iTunes 11.1.1: Manually adding artwork all the sudden stopped working, which has never been a problem before.
The bizarre solution: I right-clicked in the blank area of the album list where the artwork for a particular album was missing. I got a pull-down menu that I never saw before. At the bottom is an option, "Always show album artwork", which was unchecked. I checked it, and "poof" -- all of the manually-added artwork for all albums immediately showed up.
I figured out why. If you have an album with a small number of tracks (e.g., six or less, when you are displayed album covers are "large" size), it won't display the album cover since it doesn't want to use more space on the screen. Checking "always show album artwork" overrides that. So, changing the album cover size to Medium or Small will also make those covers appear.
Hope this helps someone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to FJ9999)
i Have mac os x 10.8.5 , I Tunes 11 , I can manually add art work to mp3 file, but not any more to Aiff files as i used to do at snow leoprad...Tried all the suggestions given above, with no success.
Does anybody know any alternative program that do that...?