ArtDeCodex
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Decode iTunes 7 .itc files to .png or .jpg files.   Free
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ArtDeCodex allows you to decode iTunes 7 .itc files into plain old .png or .jpg files so you can use them outside of iTunes.

Prior to iTunes 7 and coverflow, these artwork files were stored as id3 data. Since coverflow was introduced in iTunes 7, Apple has adopted the opaque and largely unreadable .itc format for files in the ~/Music/iTunes/AlbumArtwork folder.

With ArtDeCodex, you can easily translate these files to regular png or jpg files and save them where you choose.
What's New
Version 0.30b:
  • User Interface improvements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Lee123 commented on 19 Jul 2009
Yes, some people need this. The other way mentioned is way tedious and this program does it in batch. There are mobile players out there that need album art in a specific folder to work and this program does the job. Good job developer. Now, if someone could only write a program to rip all the album artwork from inside the id3 tags (in itunes) and put it in a folder.
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Cocoalab Software (developer) commented on 27 Aug 2007
Re: Is it really needed?
Thanks Matthew, a good question. It seems that a few people are downloading it... It only took a few hours to write, it's free, so no harm done... if alternative methods work for you, I say go for it!
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Matthew Green commented on 26 Aug 2007
is it really needed? right click on the artwork in the now playing box click copy, open preview file > new from clipboard and rotate a couple of times (odd i know)
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kerrala commented on 22 Aug 2007
Thank you for this.

I regularly upload artwork for my music blog and this works a treat in the process.
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Juan-Oso rated on 21 Dec 2011

[Version 0.30b]


Downloads:5,316
Version Downloads:4,919
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:26 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ArtDeCodex allows you to decode iTunes 7 .itc files into plain old .png or .jpg files so you can use them outside of iTunes.

Prior to iTunes 7 and coverflow, these artwork files were stored as id3 data. Since coverflow was introduced in iTunes 7, Apple has adopted the opaque and largely unreadable .itc format for files in the ~/Music/iTunes/AlbumArtwork folder.

With ArtDeCodex, you can easily translate these files to regular png or jpg files and save them where you choose.


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