Updated: March 2, 2023 Home » Freeware and Software Reviews
How to add album art to mp3 files? Find the right cover art for your music albums. Most people couldn’t care less about their mp3 collections, whether they have a proper name or an album cover art. For those with OCD problems, an incomplete album cover artwork is a disaster. When we’re using iPhone/iPad/iPod/iTunes to organize our music files, we’ll come up with the problems of lacking information about the music albums. Such a beautiful phone but hideous grey or blank artwork cover.
If the users rip songs from CDs or get songs from other ways, they may lack the album info, especially album artwork, which might be the most annoying part for people to add manually. The following post will introduce several helpful methods for people to add album artwork to iPhone/iPad/iPod. Since it tags the album cover to the mp3, it will show up on Android smartphones too. Here is the complete list of the best album art downloaders.
↓ 01 – Album Art Downloader
The Album Art Downloader is a program designed to make life easier for anyone who wishes to find and update their album art for their music collection. The Album Art Downloader performs all the hard work in organizing your music collection; making it consistent, correct and complete with little effort.
It uses an impressive array of sources to find album art and might make the difference when trying to find the correct cover art—particularly for rare albums. Downloading artwork is easy and can be quickly saved to the same folder as your music—which most software media players then use.
↓ 02 – Creevity MP3 Cover Downloader
Easily find and add cover images (album arts) to your mp3 files. No matter to which folder you move your mp3 file, the saved cover will be always there for you. Download now the software that will simplify your life: searching and applying the covers for you with a mouse click. Extended compatibility: covers will be shown in Windows, Mac, Windows Media Player, iTunes and many other players. Works great on Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Apple’s macOS.
↓ 03 – taghycardia
Not limited to album cover, taghycardia is a free MP3 auto tagging utility that fixes the tags in downloaded music with a few clicks. Automated repair of tag problems causing albums inaccessibility on iPhone/Android/Windows Phone or other tag-sorting portable media players. Auto cover art downloading/embedding and tag image removal modes.
The program also detects corrupt/missing track numbers trying to substitute the faulty ones with the numbers extracted from filenames. Last but not least, Taghycardia is also able to get lyrics from online sources automatically to embed into the tags for reading song texts on your mobile device while it plays the music.
↓ 04 – Cover Retriever
Cover Retriever is a small, simple, easy to use application specially designed to help you find covers for compositions in “MP3/FLAC” formats and saving them onto disk or in audio file. The app seeks out missing album covers and saves them on a disk or in an audio file. If multiple options are found, the tool asks you to choose the best solution from the album art found.
↓ 05 – The Crab
As you might already know – The Crab is a small utility that can help you organize your music albums using various music data sources, such as Amazon or Discogs. In fact, you can write your own data access plugin! All of the most popular audio file formats are supported and if your favorite format is not – you’re also welcome to write your own tagging plugin.
Pls… help me… to download this song thank you
I’ve been using album art downloader for 3 years now. Now I’m looking for a singles picture sleeve art downloader.
Allavsoft also works great to mp3 from youtube, spotify, soundcloud etc with cover art
these programs are just too old and don’t really work on windows 10 I mean the crab that’s dated 2012, the best one I’ve tried if it worked out of all 5 is Cover Retriever but it dont work
Most of these just find and download the art. They don’t add it to the mp3.
It’s easier to just google the art and download it then.
I’m using MediaMonkey as my standard music program. That can search my entire collection (> 5000 songs, mp3 files) and present a list of the files without artwork. It can also look up the artwork online (but is not very good at it) and write it into the mp3 file. However, that requires a number of manual actions for each song, and I’ve got several hundred songs without artwork.
It can create a playlist from that list, too. So, I’m looking for a program that can load that playlist, automatically goes through each track and if it finds an artwork image for it, adds it (I’m not too picky).
Do you know if any of the programs you listed can do that?
Nr 2, Creevity, cannot be downloaded anymore. All links to the download (page) that I’ve come across are redirecting to a very different website, where a search for it turns up nothing.
I’m using monky download
I usuall use this tool to covert mp3, recommended.