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How do I download missing artwork using Music Tag?

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How do I download missing artwork in iTunes


To download missing artwork using Music Tag, follow these steps...

  1. Download, install and launch Music Tag.
  2. Add the tracks that are missing artwork to Music Tag.
  3. Select a track to download artwork for and click the "Download Artwork" button (the left most button below where the artwork is displayed).
  4. Once artwork has been downloaded, choose to either keep the artwork or cancel.
  5. Save the changes to the modified tracks to save the artwork to the file.
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Detailed Steps

This support article details how to download missing artwork for your songs using Music Tag.

Firstly, you will need to add the songs with missing artwork into Music Tag. You can do this by going 'File' -> 'Add Files...' and navigating to the location of your music. Alternatively, you can 'Scan Folders for Music' on your PC/Mac, this will search through the chosen folders and add all the music found into Music Tag.

Scan folders for music menu option

Once you have added your music into Music Tag, you can select indivual tracks to see which tracks are missing artwork.

When you select a track, the song data for that track will be displayed on the right hand side of the application, you will also see the box where the artwork is displayed. If the artwork is missing, you will see the 'No artwork' message displayed in the artwork display box. To download missing artwork for the selected track, click on the 'Download artwork...' button, located under the artwork display box, as shown below.

Download missing artwork for music tracks

Music Tag will then use it's advanced search techniques to find your tracks missing artwork online. Once Music Tag has found the artwork for your track, it will display the artwork for you and ask if you would like to keep the image as the cover art for this track. Select 'Yes' to add the artwork to the selected track.

Confirm to keep artwork

Finally, you should notice that all your tracks which you have added missing artwork too, or have modified in any other way, will have a red file icon. This notes that you have made changes to these tracks, but you have not yet saved the changes to your music files.

For these changes to be applied to your music collection, you will need to click the 'Save Changes' button, located in the top right hand corner of Music Tag.

Save changes to music files

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Latest Comments

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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Aimee It should not take longer than a few of seconds for Music Tag to fingerprint and locate missing information for a single track. Please see the latest response to your support ticket for further assistance regarding this.
Aimee wrote...
How long does Music Tag usually take to locate the missing info- I can't seem t get it to process a single track it is just sitting with the processing bar. I have fast internet and a new computer, so there isn't a reason I can see for the lag. I've restarted my computer and tried with a different file and get the same response. Thanks.
Jason wrote...
I use this program for Bible related material such as songs and the audio Bible. The program works perfectly, yes I need to search for my own artwork,and the year etc.. I don't expect the company do all the work. I paid for the ability to alter metadata and it does that as advertised.
David Burns wrote...
I need a way to download and print album artwork to replace missing covers
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@David Burns Music Tag will enable you to download missing artwork to your tracks; however it will not enable you to print the downloaded artwork. As such, this will not be achievable in Music Tag.
Linda wrote...
I'm encountering several instances of albums where the program (Music Tag) is not locating any artwork. These are not obscure albums (AC/DC and Annie Lennox for example). I'm wondering if there is something that I'm missing. I'm following the directions from above, even though these screen shots appear to be old. There isn't a"Scan Folders for Music" selection in my version of the program. I've checked to be sure I have the most recent version of the software. It hardly seems worth the money if the program has only found one or two albums worth of artwork and I have to go and dig up the rest myself. That's the only reason I paid for the software.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Linda Music Tag will look for the Meta Data in a track in order to be able to find the details to fix the track information. If these tracks have been copied off a CD then they might not contain this information. Please can you contact our Helpdesk regarding this issue so we can provide further assistance:
Anne wrote...
Can the software group an album that is split into many in iTunes?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Anne You can use Music Tag to change the album name of all the tracks on an album to the same album before re-loading them into iTunes and this should fix the issue you are having. If you have any further queries, please can you contact our Helpdesk for further assistance.