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Exports and then re-imports selected tracks' artwork

OS X 10.8 and later. This script will export then re-import the artwork data of the selected tracks obliging iTunes to embed the artwork in the track's file's meta-data.

For best results, use with an album's worth of tracks--or so--at a time. iTunes may be obliged to perform a number of background tasks when applying image data and may prevent the script from proceeding if a large amount of data is involved.

Note: this app does not affect how the Finder may or may not display a file's icon image.

Also see Tracks Without Embedded Artwork.

Latest version:

  • July 31, 2015
  • Preliminary support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Accommodates changes in iTunes 12.2
  • v2.1 (April 5, 2015):
  • Fixes issue with incompletion on some systems
  • Minor performance tweaks



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  • latest version downloads: 2137 | total downloads: 24985
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