73961 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2007 6:43 AM by This is the real me
I Googled "podcast artwork size" and found a reference on the MacWorld site (from 2006) stating that it is 150 x 150 pixels.
However, About.com says it's 300 x 300. DigitalPodcast.com also recommends 300 X 300.
I looked around and found no definitive size from Apple. I'll let you know if I find anything more.
I did find this at http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcastingfaq.html
+Why do I need cover art?+
+Attractive and interesting cover art attracts new subscribers to your podcast. Podcasts must have good cover art to be featured on the Podcast main page or the Store main page. Most good podcast images include an image as well as a title, brand, or source name. A 300x300-pixel JPG is the recommended size and format. Using this relatively large format, the iTunes Store automatically generates the various smaller images you see in the podcast directory. Before you settle on the art for your podcast, you may want to review the Top Podcasts page and note the various elements that contribute to compelling art.+
Hope this helps.
Thank you very much everybody!
A few days have passed - my publishing software went flaky and I've been pre-occupied with it - and I've had time to calm down and decide to quit being such a control freak.
Incidentally, publishing for iTunes seems a bit fraught, as things seem to keep changing. Ex. first podcasts had album art, then iTunes stopped displaying it, and now it's re-appeared, but it seems a different dimension format. I think video for iPod sizes keep changing. Some podcast client's display the podcasts album art, iTunes uses the first track in the podcast for all the tracks.
I suppose one day the W3C will define podcasting standards and we'll all live happily ever after
Anyway, thanks again.