Amazon Album Art Widget

Amazon Album Art Widget 2.12

Find album covers for iTunes using Amazon

One of the biggest databases for album data and covers is Amazon so it makes sense for iTunes to use Amazon to add richness to your collection. View full description

PROS

  • Uses Amazon's huge database
  • Importing is simple

CONS

  • Searches can be a bit slow
  • Won't import covers unless one track is selected
  • Deleting covers can be tricky

Good
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One of the biggest databases for album data and covers is Amazon so it makes sense for iTunes to use Amazon to add richness to your collection.

The problem is that by default iTunes doesn't use Amazon at all, so you need something like Amazon Album Art Widget to help it along. Amazon Album Art Widget searches for album art from Amazon's comprehensive catalog, then imports it into iTunes with the click of a button. It would obviously be nicer if it plugged directly into iTunes but importing the covers only adds an extra step to the process.

The hit rate is pretty good unless you're searching for something particularly obscure. However, Amazon Album Art Widget can be a bit fussy when it comes to importing the covers. You have to make sure that you have only a track selected of the artist you're searching for and not the album or playlist for that artist as it simply won't work. Clicking on the album cover in the widget takes you directly to the Amazon page it was taken from if you need more info on the artist or cover.

Removing covers that you've imported accidentally is the biggest pain. You probably won't be able to work out how to do it yourself so the developers explain that you have to select the track in iTunes, then command-click and choose "Get Info" in iTunes and go to the Artwork tab and manually delete it.

Amazon Album Art Widget is a decent option for all those who want their iTunes albums cataloged with album covers but it does have more than a few quirks and frustrations.

Amazon Album Art Widget

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Amazon Album Art Widget 2.12

— User reviews — about Amazon Album Art Widget

  • qwerfsf354

    by qwerfsf354

    "Not working with Mavericks"

    Does anyone know how to make this work with Mavericks and the latest version of itunes?. More.

    reviewed on October 29, 2013