To display the artwork of the item currently playing in i Tunes, choose Show Artwork from the View menu or click the "Show or hide item artwork and video viewer" button in the bottom left corner of i Tunes' main window.Depending on the view you are using (even more so if you are listening to music with the i Tunes Mini Player), the actual album cover viewer maybe redundant: if the items artwork is displayed inside the right pane, hiding the artwork viewer will actually allow you to see more of your playlists and smart playlists.The thing is, if you don’t buy all of your music from i Tunes and you have a taste for rare music, you probably have missing album art in your i Tunes.Have you ever wondered to retrieve the missing album artwork? But the complex management of i Tunes scares many people away.ID3 metadata is an industry standard way of storing information in the music files themselves. In addition to artwork, each file should have artist and album ID3 metadata information or else the artwork may not be displayed as the artwork database indexes on artist/album information.Also, in i Tunes, only artwork that is manually assigned using the "Get Info" contextual menu option is embedded as ID3 information into the files.It's an easy fix, but one that can be somewhat time consuming for those with large music collections.
This artwork is not embedded into the files but stored inside the double Twist folder in a "thumbnails" directory.
If an album was not automatically recognized with high confidence, artwork downloading might be skipped for that album.
You can then manually lookup artwork for that album from the Album Grid view by long pressing on the album or from the Now Playing screen using the "Get Artwork" option.
There are CDs imported into i Tunes that aren’t sold in the i Tunes store.
Or sometimes i Tunes may have the album, but cannot link it with the CD version you imported.