Tag Editor allows adding Artwork (Cover Art) to audio files manually or automatically.

If a bunch of files, such as album songs, podcast series, or audiobook chapters, should have the same Cover Art, select Artwork cells of all those files and use any of the methods below to add an image into all selected Artwork cells at once:


Artwork window

Double click on selected Artwork cells to Delete, Replace, or Save the album cover.

Album Artwork management in Tag Editor for Mac
Artwork window in Tag Editor for macOS

 


Copy & Paste, Drag & Drop files from Finder to Artwork cells

Copy & Paste or Drag & Drop an image or audio file from Finder or browser in selected Artwork cells. When dropping or pasting audio files, Tag Editor will extract the embedded Artwork from the file. In the case of the image, Tag Editor will take the content of the image. Otherwise, Tag Editor will take the Mac OS icon for that given file type.

 

 

When using Drag & drop, we recommend using the 'Window / Stay in Front' feature, so Tag Editor does not go to the background. Find out more about how to Keep Tag Editor in Front of Other Applications.

Drag and Drop an image to create album artwork in Tag Editor for Mac
Drag & Drop the image to set the album cover

 Copy and Paste Album Artwork in Tag Editor for Mac
Paste the image to set the Artwork in Tag Editor for macOS

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Load Artworks from local folders

Tag Editor can pick up the artwork files from the same directories where the audio files are placed. 

Use Edit > Load Tags > From Paths menu to convert local images into album artworks automatically.

 

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Download Artworks from the Network

Tag Editor can find Cover Arts automatically and download them. To expedite the search of Cover Arts, make sure the corresponding Artist, Album, and Title tags have been entered correctly before.

To download album images into selected Artwork cells from online databases, choose Edit > Load Tags > From Network. 

 

 Download album artwork using Tag Editor for Mac
Action > Load Tags > From Network menu in Tag Editor

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'Search Web' for Artworks

The Tag Editor has a few built-in web shortcuts, helping to find the Cover Arts easily and quickly via Google, MusicBrainz, or Discogs using Artist, Title, and Album tags. This feature is useful when the Tag Editor cannot find the Artwork in online databases and local folders.

To search for Cover Arts with Tag Editor, right-click on the row and choose a suitable shortcut from the list of web services.

Search Web for Cover Arts command in Tag Editor for Mac
'Search Web' menu in Tag Editor

 


Editing the Title, Type and Format of Artwork

You can find the Title, Type and Format of Artwork columns in the Artwork Properties columns.  


How to edit and set Artwork Title, Format and Type

Artwork Title is a regular text column and is edited in the same way as other similar columns, such as Artist, Album and Title.

Editing Artwork Title in the Tag Editor for Mac
Editing Artwork Title

 

Artwork Format allows to change the image format of Artwork and can be assigned to one of the values: JPEG, PNG or BMP.

Editing Artwork Format in the Tag Editor for Mac
Changing Artwork Format to JPEG

 

The Artwork Type can be changed to one of the values shown below. 

Editing Artwork Format in the Tag Editor for Mac
Changing Artwork Type to Front Cover

 

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Resizing Artworks

Copy-paste the Artwork from the Tag Editor to the external editor, Preview for example. In the Preview resize the image, and copy-paste it back to the Tag Editor.


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Removal of Artworks from audio files

To delete a Cover Arts from audio files, select corresponding artwork cells in Tag Editor, press Delete (⌦) or Backspace (⌫), and Save (⌘+S). 

Removal of Artworks from audio files
Removal of Artworks from audio files

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