Fetch Art for iTunes
Fetch Art for iTunes
2.6.0

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Fetch Art for iTunes free download for Mac

Fetch Art for iTunes2.6.0

23 March 2011

Grab iTunes album cover of current song.

Overview

Note: Fetch Art for iTunes is no longer under development

Fetch Art for iTunes is a small program that will fetch album art for one or more songs using Amazon's XML interface, allow you to preview the art that was found, and add the art you want to iTunes. The program is controlled through the iTunes Script menu: once it is installed, album art can be downloaded by selecting one or more songs in iTunes and choosing "Fetch Art" from the Script menu. It doesn't require an account to get art and works from any country

What's new in Fetch Art for iTunes

Version 2.6.0:
  • Fixed a problem introduced with iTunes 10.2 where iTunes handles picture files differently now.
  • Slight performance increase in handling larger groups of files.
  • Changed the warning dialog from over 500 music files to over 1000. Let me know if it's fast enough that I should increase that even more. It tends to slow down with more music selected.

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195 Reviews of Fetch Art for iTunes

Planet-X
23 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0

Most helpful

The download link still is for version 2.5.4.2? Where is version 2.6.0?
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dave-ventura
28 February 2018
Version: 2.6.0
doesn't work with Sierra. Whenever I start it I am prompted to install Java, which I know is already installed. Then it freezes and I have to force quit. Disappointed as can't find cheap artwork app anywhere.
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sir79ius
17 March 2015
Version: 2.6.0
Maybe i did something wrong.. starts, looks good, but doesn't actually find any artwork. Maybe the XML Interface at Amazon changed?
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Aksingh11
10 August 2011
Version: 2.6.0
Doesn't Work Any More ,guess the Itunes Updates Broke the code . the app developers blog also is not active ... Long live Fetch Art
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Shock-J
24 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0
Why does this installer install the script into the root Scripts folder (/Library/iTunes/Scripts) instead of the user's Scripts folder (/Users/(name)/Library/iTunes/Scripts)? Not good practice. iTunes wouldn't even recognize the script in this location. I had to manually move it into the iTunes Scripts folder at the user level in order for it to show up in the scripts menu. This installer looks like it still needs some tweaking.
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jocatra
23 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0
Thank you, Aric. Congrats for the nice work that is working fine here. :-)
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4.5
Planet-X
23 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0
Thank you Aric. Now it works fantastic. Easy to use and does what it has to do.
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Ollejah
23 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0
Indeed, where is the promised version 2.6.0?
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Planet-X
23 March 2011
Version: 2.6.0
The download link still is for version 2.5.4.2? Where is version 2.6.0?
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bbbc
25 February 2010
Version: 2.5.4
10.6.2 | iTunes 9.0.3 | Fetch Art 2.5.4 - Fetch Art now only applies album art to the first selected song, of many selected songs. Fetch Art worked fine under the previous version of iTunes, 9.0.2.
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Br@m
25 November 2009
Version: 2.5.4
Finally! The only tool (and I tried a dozen) that lets me batch download the album art for my complete library AND embed it into the songs (so the album art isn't only visible in iTunes). And it works almost flawlessly too! Worth your donations (instead of paying for an inferior tool..) Some possible improvements: manually selecting an alternative image + grouping by album so you don't have to select all tracks individually.
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Tachy0n
18 September 2009
Version: 2.5.4
Using this recently, I found a few things: Firstly, it's really slow. Yes I am trying it out on an older mac, but it runs even more slowly than other applications. Secondly, during the "Copying Art to iTunes" phase. I am getting a lot of errors that read: "Error reading file MacHD:Users:myusername:Library:Application Support:FetchArt:AlbumName.jpg.pict." Thirdly, it's kind of clunky. I mean, why do I want to build a list, then have to select all and tell it to copy into the song? Don't I just want to select the song/s and choose "FetchArt" from the scripts menu and have it find the album art and embed it into the song? GimmeSomeTune works this way, but without all the errors.
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Legal-Eagle
18 September 2009
Version: 2.5.4
I have just downloaded this latest version of Fetch Art and installed it. At least I got the message "Software Successfully Installed" at the end of the process. But when I looked for the application in my "Applications" folder, it was nowhere to be seen at all. Remembering the bizarre problem that I had had in the past with Fetch Art, I then looked for my "Tune-Instructor" application icon in the Applications Folder. On double-clicking it - to my utter amazement - Fetch Art launched, and NOT "Tune-Instructor". Mr Developer, it is now quite plain - as I asserted some months ago - that your application interacts/conflicts significantly and adversely with the application "Tune-Instructor". Please do look into this absurd situation promptly please. For now I have had no choice but to trash both the Fetch Art and the Tune--Instructor applications. Goodness only knows what is the matter with the Fetch Art installer and why it interferes with the other application. (Version 2.5.3)
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Sashmo
17 September 2009
Version: 2.5.4
Hi, the installer doesnt copy the fetch art app to my application folder! Tried it severel times. (10.5, iTunes 9) Would be great to get it working... thank you
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Melman-Flink
17 September 2009
Version: 2.5.4
Quits because it says it requires perl 5.6, instead of Snow Leopards version 5.8.
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Ripper-pc
04 September 2009
Version: 2.5
I am having a similar problem , it doesnot save my preferences when i want it to overwrite my artwork
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Clamp-mcdraw
25 August 2009
Version: 2.5
Fetch Art will not save my preference changes. No matter how many times I select "replace album art" it still will not save album art to tracks that already have an image. I've tried changing the preference and then quitting the program, but that doesn't seem to help.
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Still-sparkling
18 August 2009
Version: 2.5
This app is wonderful; a real timesaver. Even though it only grabs images from Amazon, it's fast, stable, and free. I just tested this new version on an 82 song playlist with missing artwork and of those 82, it only grabbed one mistaken cover, and that was for an older soundtrack. Not too shabby. It also gives you two options that I really appreciate: 1. The option to preview the artwork and selectively not import covers that are a poor match. 2. The option to overwrite coverart for songs that are already tagged. This is turned off by default, unlike some other apps, so you won't accidentally ruin your song library if you aren't paying attention. It would be nice to be able to see super high resolution covers from other sources like albumartexchange, allcdcovers, and google images though. Hopefully that will be added in a future update.
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Legal-Eagle
18 August 2009
Version: 2.5
I just downloaded and installed this new version from the MacUpdate link. Or I certainly thought that II did !! It downloaded without any problems and the installation process appeared to go OK, as I got the "Software Successfully Installed" message at the end. But on checking my Applications Folder it was nowhere to be seen and plainly was not installed. I then went to the Developer's site and tried again to download it from there. Exactly the same thing occurred. Pretty strange. Any explanations ?
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Aric-Friesen
11 August 2009
Version: 2.1
On August 15 Amazon will change how their web servers search for album art. They are requiring encrypting/signing of requests. I am working on a new version 2.5 of Fetch Art to support these new calls. After August 15 all previous versions of Fetch Art will stop working. Check back here for an update on August 15. It will be compatible with iTunes 7 and 8 and Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and Intel and PowerPC Macs.
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chriscosta
26 February 2009
Version: 2.1
Works great, simple to use. Well developed software for free! I love it, hasn't failed me yet.
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Bobzozus
19 February 2008
Version: 1.4
Thanks to the developer- a neat little app! I am glad that you are continuing to develop it- and that you keep it relevant for us Tiger and PPC users. You certainly have filled a need. Although ITunes does attempt to find the album artwork for imported CD's- it does a less than stellar jobs with compilations. And, besides, it's not as fun if you have just the artwork for the compilation album itself. When ITunes Volume shows my album CD work, I truly like it when I can see the relevant Artwork for each artist in the compilation- not just the artwork for the Compilation CD itself. Just a little peccadillo of mine :) That's where Fetch Art comes in on my system. It provides CD artwork choices. And, painlessly. I just select the songs in ITunes for which I would like artwork. I then start Fetch Art. It automatically Fetches the songs selected in ITunes. Then, it goes about its business in Amazon- searching for the missing artwork that ITunes forgot- or worse, mangled. I check Fetch Art in 5 to 10 minutes. Viola. And, for about 25 to 50% of the CD art that ITunes couldn't find- Fetch Art finds viable, useful alternatives. Sweet! I also like the ability to chose which (if any) of the artwork that Fetch Art finds that I will be inserting into ITunes. Very simple interface in which I can't even mess things up. I should note that it may seem to the casual observer that 25% of useful Artwork may be a bit low. I boisterously disagree. Remember- this is for CD artwork that ITunes could not find. And, for these 25 to 50% of the CD's- it saves one having to manually search Amazon, copy the artwork, and then paste. A significant time saver. Thanks to the developer for putting so much thought into such a useful little app! Fetch Art Rocks- simple as that!!
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Razz
02 January 2008
Version: 1.4
This is a slick little program but it fails on file names that contain question marks and radio stations! Keep up the good work!
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Munchkin
13 December 2007
Version: 1.3.11
Fetch Art 1.3.11 doesn't work under Leopard. But while waiting for an update, there is a work-around: 1) Select a song or songs from the *same* album. 2) Launch Fetch Art to go fetch the album art. 3) Assuming Fetch Art finds the right artwork, click on the first song in the Fetch Art dialogue and click on the "Copy to iTunes" button. This will produce an error message. 4) Click the "OK" button on the error message, then, 5) Quit Fetch Art from the "File" menu. This sends the artwork to the trash. 6) Go to the trash and drag & drop the artwork on to the album art window in iTunes. Done! 7) Empty the trash.
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Larry-R
16 July 2007
Version: 1.3.11
Running PPC G5 10.4.10. Installed application and as it was gathering information about music in the iTunes library (getting song details). When it was about 50% done it stopped and started giving me applescript errors: Can't make of id 77817 of id 64481 of id 42 of application "iTunes" into type string. (-1700) NSContainerSpecifierError (2) Application definitely does not work. Needed to force quit. Not sure what is wrong. One observation is that the script error occurred, each time I tired it, on the same song.
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Fgs
16 July 2007
Version: 1.3.11
Ok, Version 1.3.11 Works again with PPC's. Thanks to the Dev ;-)
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Appledogx
15 July 2007
Version: 1.3.1
I get this error with 1.3.1 on a MacBook Pro and MacOS 10.4.10 and the most recent iTunes on launching Fetch Art and no music in the list: Can't make «class pLoc» of «class cURT» id 6035 of «class cRTP» id 5926 of «class cSrc» id 5925 of application "iTunes" into type string. (-1700) Applescript errors are such a pain!
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Fgs
15 July 2007
Version: 1.3.1
Doesn't work with PowerBook G4 15". After installation, the Program cannot be launched (as if it not compiled for PowerPC's...)
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Erikakay
02 January 2007
Version: 1.2.7
This program rocks, although it's a little slow. It's the only album art application I've seen that seems to do bulk gets really well (most of the others are designed to get art for only one song at a time, or require a lot of user interaction between each song.) This program lets you select the songs you want art for, tell it to get it, and walk away. If you select more than a few hundred songs at a time, plan to let it run over night because it is a bit slow. The author offers good support at his blog and via email. I've tried both, and got responses in just a few days. Some previous versions did break with Apple's system updates, but the newest version works fine on my system. This app is FREE. No nag screens or anything. Unlike most other art apps. There isn't an Intel (or Universal Binary) version out yet, but the author is taking donations towards an Intel Mac so they can develop one. Donations are optional, again with no nag screens or reminder pop ups. Also, although iTunes recently added a get art features, this has found a lot of album art for me that iTunes couldn't find. And although I'm in the states, I've been told if you don't have a US iTunes account with US credit card, you can't even use the album art feature, so these are both good reasons to use this app. Not sure why some people are giving it bad reviews while others are giving it 4 and 5 stars. I highly recommend this app.
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Bolobar
20 September 2006
Version: 1.2
I suggest that this app be avoided like the plague. Crashed iTunes 7 on OS 10.4.7 and I had to reload music library from backup. NOT GOOD
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Joshp
02 August 2006
Version: 1.2.0
developer site is MIA and the product doesn't work. switching to Art Collector
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Jon55
12 June 2006
Version: 1.2.0
Yeah Im having the "null" issue too. I love this App to death!! Thank you so much for bring it back to life, but please fix!! The Script menu wouldn't show up in iTunes so I just opened FetchArt, everything went fine until it tried to download artwork, which is where the errors started popin up.
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Peter-Booth
23 March 2006
Version: 1.2.0
I've run this little program three times and every time I get the following message: iTunes got an error: Can't get track 1 of item 1 of every library playist of item 1 of every source whose database ID of it = 16650. (-1728) I got this when when I tried to do my entire library (2000+ songs) so I tried doing only one album. Same thing. I tried another album. Same thing. Anyone know anything about this?
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Gage
16 February 2006
Version: 1.2.0
i downloaded the thing, but its in a winrar format, and i cant get the thing to unzip, or nething, could someone walk me thru this? please?
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3.5
Patddfan88
11 January 2006
Version: 1.2.0
I like this program because it shows you the album cover.... except it is only accurate if you have the right information for each MP3 you're looking for! otherwise, you probably will get the wrong CD cover! also, sometimes I get AppleScript Errors, and when that happens, the Application doesn't automatically quit! I usually end up using a force quit to close it! hope this gets updated and the bugs get worked out soon!!! otherwise I love it!
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versanick
12 December 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Amazing little AppleScript. Upon installation of the .pkg, you can open your itunes library, 'select all' (apple + A), then hit the little applescript script in the menu, and 'fetch art'. Then select the first song on the list, scroll to the bottom, hold shift and click on the last song on the list (to select them all), then Fetch the artwork. Press OK as needed (for things that can't be fetched), and watch the artwork appear in all of your iTunes library as it wasn't before. This is an impressive little piece of work. I always wondered where people got their artwork. I use Eyephedrine (which I reccomend) for visuals, DJ and use a projector on the wall with it, and some of the textures use the 'cover art' of the song. This little program will load the cover art into the .mp3 or AAC. You'll love it for what it does, and for the price it is. This is seriously a great little program/Applescript. No problems on OS X 10.4.3, itunes 6.0.1(3). Once in a while, it'll seem to hang on an artist it can't find, but minimize it, and go to something else. iTunes can keep playing, or whatever. Then open it back up after a little while, and it'll unhang. The price is right.
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Anonymous
24 November 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Doesn't sem to run under iTunes 6.0.1 MacOS 10.3.9. On launch it just hangs and iTunes has to be forced to quit in order to become usable again.
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DoubleD
20 November 2005
Version: 1.2.0
YOUR SOFTWARE IS AWSOME!!!! Little problem with a menu "AppleScript Error" NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError; 4 (1)
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20 November 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I am using Mac OS X ver 10.3.9 and I followed the instructions about removing the previous Fetch Art ver 1,1 from my Library/iTunes/Script/ folder and then tried to install the new version 1.2.0. Well, it tells me that I can't install this software on this volume (null) 2nd. I put version 1.1 back in my library and tried to update it to ver 1.2 and (Tilt) still not able to install. Why?
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Anonymous
20 November 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I am using Mac OS X ver 10.3.9 and I followed the instructions about removing the previous Fetch Art from my Library/iTunes/Script/ folder and then tried to install the new version 1.2.0. Well, it tells me that I can't install this software on this volume
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Reverb
30 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Make sure you read the "How to Use It" section of the Read Me file. I mistakenly launched the .app program instead of invoking it from the Script menu. It tried to scan my entire iTunes library, which I didn't want. Then it choked on a bunch of AppleScript errors, and had to be force-quit. When used as directed in the Read Me file, the program worked fine. It isn't the prettiest but it gets the job done.
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Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I am getting some errors: AppleScript Error NSContainerSpecifierError (2) and AppleScript Error Can't make of id 6068 of id 3147 of id 39 of application "iTunes" into type string. (-1700) I get quite a few of them when trying to download all information into iTunes. One of which came up from the group called Sigur Rios, an icelandic group and have some strange characters in the title and names of their songs. I'm running OS 10.4.2 iTunes 6.0.1
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I forgot to mention something in my previous post: Please bring back 10.2.8 functionality! I can't install the new version on my other computer.
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
The best album artwork finder for iTunes ever! It shows up in a scripts menu in iTunes so it is built right in. It works great in iTunes 6.
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Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Can't fault it. Works perfectly with my iTunes 5.01 + Tiger. Nice app
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2.25
Anonymous
09 October 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Dissapointing. I keep getting "error reading file" comming up when i trying to copy the images to itunes, and it often cant find the artwork, even for pretty well known albums.
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 1.2.0
One Word: AWESOME!!! Keep it up! -mike
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Anonymous
23 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
When I try to run Fetch Art it displays an error: " Sorry, Fetch Art requires AppleScript Studio 1.1 or later." / OSX 10.4.2
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Anonymous
18 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Could someone help me? When I run the installer, it tell me I can't install it on my hard drive saying "You can not install this software on this volume (null)" What is this supposed to mean?
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Anonymous
16 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Dude would you shut up. I dont know sh#* I complain about free software, I got a TB of music blah blah blah.
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Robert Mitton
16 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Hello, I have been making audio files via CDs and first using professional encoding software incorporating the LAME process before converting into 320 bit rate mp3s and now I simply use iTunes make all of the audio files into the m4a audio format, which will replace the AIFF/wav format before too long. It is full fidelity and half the file size. So I have had a need to edit and add to the information that I get from the CDDB. To do this, you need a "tagging" tool. To do it manually with just your Finder and iTunes, you are NOT changing the audio file, merely the information on your Mac, or heaven forbid a PeeCee. When you move, save JUST the audio files away from that Mac, those audio files DO NOT have that extra/edited information. That includes the images! You need to use a tool that will actually enter the audio file and embed the data into the audio file, actually alterring the audio file and increasing the audio file size. If you want the image to FOREVER stay with the audio file, you have to embed that file. So a program that saves an image for the entire album to keep the file size down is not touching the audio files. It might be nice for some purposes to keep the image files away from the audio file it goes to for file size reduction, but not when you are making a forever, one-time digital audio archive. FetchArt is storing the images away from the actual audio files. Now let me tell you about my personal collection that I am working on. First of all, all of the audio files are of the m4a format! This means the average song is 28 to 34 MBs each!!! Figure ONE GIG for each three music albums imported. Folks, I ain't playing around and I have well over 1 TBs of m4a files now, over 60,000 songs! Really! Now do you want to use FetchArt to forever embed all of those audio files? No, especially since FetchArt is not embedding the audio, but rather it is saving the images on your hard drive. Use FetchArt for a few albums. First take note of the file size of each of the songs. Then use FetchArt and go back to look at the file size again. If it is the same, the images cannot be in the audio file! What is why I do not use FetchArt! Plus it seems to crash alot. In fact, I do not use just one product to do all of my tagging, I use two shareware products. Free is nice, but you usually only get what you pay for! The number one tagger for all audio files is Media Rage if you are using a Mac! This gets most all of your tagging needs done, as well as tagging your images. It is relatively fast, but how fast is it when you are still doing some of the manvuering for each album manually? Remember I have 60,000 audio files all needing an image to be forever embedded in it. It is $29.00 and worth every penny. http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/MediaRage.html So if you have thousands and thousands of audio files all needing an image, there is only ONE choice to start with. It is MPFreaker. MPFreaker will take a folder of audio files and will go out to Amazon and get the correct image for most all of the songs in that folder. It does have problems with most all double and more CDs, box sets and such. But it rarely will screw up and get the wrong image and I have given it a folder with 3860 audio files and it got about 85% of those done in about 90 minutes! Try doing that with anything else! It would take many hours any other way. As for the other 15% of the audio files that are left untagged with an image from MPFreaker, I use Media Rage to get those done. MPFreaker is $20.00. http://www.lairware.com/mpfreaker/ So there you are, iffin you're playing around with a few thousand files, use what you want to use. But iffin you looking to make a real audiophile digital archive that's real visual, you gotta use the correct tools to do it! Then once you have all of your audio files tagged with images, you should give some of the 3rd party iTunes visualizers a try, like JewelCase http://www.opticalalchemy.com/products.html and Cover Version http://www.imagomat.de/coverversion/ a try, or for a super treat get the only 3rd party iTunes visualizer worth buying, G-Force. http://www.soundspectrum.com/ Then connect your Mac to your home entertainment system and get blown away!!! I have always had a Mac connected to my big screen and sound system since the first day I ever used one at home! Robert Mitton Denver, CO
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Thank you! I have been waiting for a new release of this. After using it, it is hard to go back to not having it once I upgraded to Tiger. Thank you again! ....and Again!
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Hackit98
05 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I'm glad that the new dev was so quick to get the new version out for compatibility with 10.4. The only thing that I see, as far as functionality goes, is that the program could be many times faster by searching for one song... and seeing if any other songs have the same album name. If they do then assign the art to those tracks as well, instead of searching Amazon for every single song in the entire library. That would dramatically speed things up. Maybe in a future release. Like I said, the main thing is that it works in 10.4 now.
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Anonymous
03 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Yeah!!! Been Waiting For This!!!
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Fetch art stopped working in Tiger for me. Thanks to the new developer for continuing this project. Downloaded it and it worked great the first time for me! I have art again! THANKS!
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Nameskhar
02 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I had earlier vesion of Fetch Art for iTunes, and I loved it, however it was not very stable. Unsuccessful with installation of this version, even after following instructions with removal of earlier script! The developer is not reachable by email; has anyone any suggestions how I may install to my HD?
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3.25
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Absolutely NOT intuitive, but once you figure out the "select the songs in iTunes first" step, you'll really love it!
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Well, just had to say THANK YOU ! :)
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
Wonderful! Wonderful! Thank You!!
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
thanks little great work
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.2.0
When I first launched the new version (1.2.0), I got an error saying that I needed Applescript Studio 1.1 or later installed. I relaunched iTunes and now it seems to be working fine. Thanks for bringing back a script that I have missed having around.
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Benniboy93
28 May 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I downloaded this software a few months ago and when i installed itunes 4.8, all of a sudden the script menu disappears! Please new developer quickly create an update that intergrates with iTunes 4.8! if you have an update, contact me on benniboy93@yahoo.co.uk thanx Ben
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MacUpdate-Lon
10 May 2005
Version: 1.1.1
(05/09/05) The developer of this software has communicated to MacUpdate: "...since I started grad school I haven't had the time to keep up maintenance of Fetch Art. If you know of anyone who'd like to take over development, I'm happy to give them the code." Please contact us here at MacUpdate if you are seriously interested.
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Anonymous
10 May 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I've tried version 1.1.1 on two different Macs running Tiger and it doesn't seem to work. It says,"Sorry. Fetch Art requires Applescript Studio 1.1 or later."
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Matt
04 May 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Can someone tell me if there is another website where I can download this for Panter as neiher of the two links posted on this site allows me to. Thanks
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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 1.1.1
developer website is unavailable and fetch art does not work under MOS 10.4 tiger. I'm getting an applescript error. I hope the author will update the website and the scripts for tiger. -D
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Anonymous
28 April 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I liked it. It found 80% of my artwork and had it copied in ike 15 minutes. I don't know what kind of music you guys listen to but my artwork came up quickly. I like it, but wished it browsed multiple sites for artwork. Highly Suggest.
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Anonymous
22 April 2005
Version: 1.1.1
seems to work really good... except for some reason it's really slow... like 20 seconds per track. I wish it weren't so because I like it better than export art and other such programs I've tried.
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Anonymous
15 April 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Using Fetch Art is an experience akin to installing Windows. Lots of waiting, lots of progress bars claiming to be busy and in the end... you wish you'd stayed in bed! Not one piece of art found in over 3k files!
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Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Thank you for writing this app free of charge. Very kind of you. I have had no problems, and now have a library with album art!
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
(give valid reasons to backup your claims)it doesnt work... not once has it found one piece of artwork....
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3.5
Sikosis
05 March 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I think Fetch Art should work from the Album name and not from the Song Title - as it's bringing back none of my albums which are compilations. Other than that, it's not bad.
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Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 1.1.1
There should be a pause or cancel finding artwork feature. Heads up to anyone with around 2000 songs: if you just select fetch art with out first selecting a specific song or alblum, it's going to take forever to search your whole library.
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Garmehl
04 February 2005
Version: 1.1.1
No longer available for download... anyone have a valid link or a copy they want to host for share?
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4.75
Jose Martinez-Campos
23 January 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I have almost 3000 songs in my library, and it did a pretty good job (and very fast). You can find the art for a single song, for an album, for a playlist or for the whole library. It is an excellent piece of software.
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5
Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 1.1.1
very good
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3.5
Anonymous
10 January 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I had about 200 albums as well, but my experience with importing and downloading the art was ungodly slow. So slow, I think I could have done this by hand in the same amount of time. Too bad. Otherwise the software worked well.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 January 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Wow wow wow... fantastic. i just got the album covers for my whole collection of 215 albums in less than 5 mins, Brilliant.
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Anonymous
27 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
This version only downloads art for my whole collect, when I want just one song or album. Also, there's no way to stop this procedure, meaning you have to force-quit. Euuuu! It's like using Windows.
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4.5
Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Very good programm, it automates what I already did at amazon, and it saves a lot of time. Not very user-friendly, when i want to edit a new playlist I have to restart the programm. I wouldn't know how to do it in another way. But these inconveniences are not much of a problem to me compared to doing this manually!
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0850-1337
11 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
For some reason, Fetch Art ignores whatever I've selected, and instead, decides to search for Album Art for every song in my library. This isn't good... Previous versions have worked flawlessly.
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5
Chainking
08 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Just tried it on 10.3.5 and iTunes 4.7. Performed as advertised if not better, although I have only used it for small playlists at a time. Hats off to the developer!
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3.25
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I get the same error as the person listed below. It would be nice if it didn't have to be forced quit (and therefore not used) if it encounters an error. The major bummer (besides not being able to use it) is that if you have a large song list, you have to wait until it runs through your list to see if it is going to run into an errror and lock up. I used earlier versions which I thought worked great so this post in no way is meant to insult the programmer, just to help out and add some clarity to a previous post. Yoel Inbar - thanks for your hard work so far!
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3.5
Anonymous
05 December 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Can't make «class pLoc» of «class cURT» id 464 of «class cLiP» id 460 of «class cSrc» id 35 of application "iTunes" into a string. (-1700)
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4.5
rhys
27 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
great program. no problems and easy to use
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4
Anonymous
07 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Great app, especially for the price ;-) I have about 9300 songs in my library, and decided to try and find artwork for 6500 of them. Fetch Art found the correct artwork (with literally a handful of exceptions) for 5500 of them - about 650 albums - in a total of about 4 hours - at least an hour of which is due to my slow Internet connection (ISDN). I did find that I had to create custom playlists to be sure it would complete each batch, but found that it would plough through 1,000 - 1,2000 songs without too much trouble. With iTunes 4.7 at least, It seems to always work on all the tracks in the selected source (e.g. Library, or individual Playlist) regardless of which songs are selected or deselected within that source; it also pays no attention to the "enabled/disabled" checkbox. I needed to restart two batches when they failed during the "update iTunes" phase but I think that was due to me trying to do too much else on my 1.8GHz G5 - one was definitely a timeout error (it said so in the message), the second looked like it might have been something similar i.e. some component lost contact with some other component. The "cache" is a nice idea but although it seems to populate the album artwork cache just fine, it never seems to consult it again, so if I needed to restart a batch, it would still go and download all the artwork again. There seems to be a couple places where the program displays the track title it's working on when it would seem to make more sense to display the album title, but given that the only "issues" I had with the program were during mass updates (which I worked around), and from here on I intend only to do small updates as I add new tracks in small numbers, I have no real complaints about this program and would like to thank the author for his hard work and generosity in making this freeware available. Suggestions for future releases: 1) Make it respect track selection/deselection & enabled/disabled status (may work in releases prior to 4.7 - don't know) 2) Make Fetch Art consult its own cache before downloading new art off the network 3) Provide an option to automatically update iTunes with all results where artwork was found after download ie make it easier to run the program in "batch mode" (e.g. overnight, and unattended) 4) Consider adding capability to search other repositories of artwork eg All-Music Guide (allmusic.com) 5) Consider adding capability to filter song lists from iTunes based on whether or not they already have artwork 6) Provide a "don't overwrite existing artwork" option 7) It fetches artwork on an album-by-album basis but the program works on a track-by-track basis; it would be nice to reflect the album-by-album nature in the UI somehow, since this is how the artwork is updated.
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2
Anonymous
06 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Every time I try to run this it show this error: Can't make «class pLoc» of «class cURT» id 464 of «class cLiP» id 460 of «class cSrc» id 35 of application "iTunes" into a string. (-1700) So Force Quitting is the only option... effectively making this tool useless.
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3.5
badgerbrian
05 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
And I thought I was the only one this was affecting. Up until now, I thought Fetch Art was a GREAT addition to iTunes, but yeah, any playlist I have open when I try to use Fetch Art in iTunes 4.7 gets scooped up & sent as a request for art. I tried to go to the website that is listed in the "Read Me" doc in Fetch Art, but it says that that page "is not found on this server." While I have yet to get a response from the two e-mails I sent to the e-mail address in the Read Me doc earlier this year, I'll try again, and if I have any new info, I'll post it here.
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4
Anonymous
02 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I have it working fine in iTunes 4.6. however, something went wrong when updating to iTunes 4.7. it seems it wants to fetch everything in the catalog instead of what is selected. (Mac OSX 10.3.5, fetch art Version: 1.1.1)
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3
Anonymous
02 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
It worked great in iTunes 4.6. Something broke in iTunes 4.7. Not sure what, but it seems to want to fetch everything in the catalog instead of what is selected.
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2.25
Jeff Freymueller
01 November 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I have tried to run it twice and had to Force Quit both times. It began by trying to read information about every song in my iTunes library, and both times it did not make it all the way through before generating several AppleScript error and then hanging. This is with MacOSX 10.3.5, iTunes 4.7.
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5
iDan
28 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I haven't had ANY problems w/ this über k3wl app. Try usin smart playlists if ur havin' troubles, seems 2 werk 4 me. I LOVE THIS APP! BEEN LOOKIN FOR SOMETHIN LIKE IT FOR SO LONG!!!!!!!!!!
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2.75
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
There's still a need for this. But even before the current problems with iTunes 4.7, Fetch Art almost NEVER found art for anything i tried. Seems like the slightest deviation in a tag will prevent it from locating the art.
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4.75
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I'm having the same issues with iTunes 4.7 - I hope we see an update to such an amazing app!
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5
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I was having no trouble with iTunes 4.6 but now I upgraded to iTunes 4.7 and Fetch Art seems to be freaking out. When you launch Fetch Art it starts scanning your entire iTunes song library (even though you haven't told it to) and then it reports an undecipherable error and locks up. Please fix it!!
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
... appears to not work with the new version of iTunes (4.7). It doesn't 'sense' the selected tracks, and starts scanning the whole Library.
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4.5
James-Hassinger
26 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
This is just a great program. I had some trouble with finding the art for some tracks I had downloaded off an artist's website, even though I found the art on Amazon. I communicated with the author, and finally figured out that the file had been put in a Quicktime wrapper. When I converted it to iTunes, boom, there was the art. Only one complaint: With compilations, Fetch Art often finds it impossible to find the right art.
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4.25
Anonymous
23 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Great program. I'm currently using it and it's finding images for nearly every album so far.
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2
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Has only found artwork for two out of 18 albums I tried. The two it did find would not put it in iTunes.
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Anonymous
16 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Hey, I didn't realize it, but it even does multi songs. Smooth!
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5
Anonymous
16 October 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Works great! Thank you!
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