Updating to HD Album Artwork: Best free, painless software solution
December 10, 2013 5:46 AM Subscribe
Looking for a slick way to update the album artwork for a large (>150gb) music library on a PC. The key here is updating to HD
album artwork. My smartphone has a really high res screen and most artwork looks awful on it. What's the easiest, most painless way to do this (for free!
posted by 0bvious to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I still organise my music in iTunes, although I have less reason to use it these days (I use an android smartphone with a 1080 x 1920 display as my daily music player). EVERYTHING in my library has artwork, at an average of about 400px to 600px, I have been a very meticulous music hoarder over the years.
Ideally I'd like a program that extracted the album artwork from each album, did a Google image search with it, downloaded the largest resolution equivalent and then exchanged it in the file. I reckon a 1200px artwork will suffice, although making it even more future-proof would be nice. I have tried MediaMonkey and it isn't very good at working on its own.
Most options I have come across are clumsy, expensive or terrible at finding the right images. Ideally I'd like to leave a program to do the hard work for me, although I realise a bit of hands on is probably needed.