iTunes: Save Album Artwork for Currently Playing Track; Even iTunes Radio Tracks

Screen Shot 2015 02 05 at 4 43 09 PMI hadn’t spotted this when Doug Adams posted this AppleScript that can save the current track’s artwork. You can run the script to save a track that you’re playing from your iTunes library, but also a track that’s playing in iTunes Radio.

For example, I just started playing my Miles Davis Radio station, and the first track that came up was McCoy Tyner playing Blue Monk.

I ran the script, and it saved this image, with the name Night of Ballads and Blues.jpg.

Night of Ballads and Blues

I wish this could save album artwork from tracks that I listen to as previews in the iTunes Store; that would save time finding artwork when I rip CDs. (I could just start playing a track from the album I’m ripping, then save the graphic.)

But, if you want to save artwork from any track – yours, or the ones you hear on iTunes Radio – this is a very quick way to do so.

4 thoughts on “iTunes: Save Album Artwork for Currently Playing Track; Even iTunes Radio Tracks

  1. Works for my iTunes library but not for iTunes radio. It prompts me to select a location for the saved artwork, but nothing happens after clicking the “Choose” button.

    • Update: I did get it to work with iTunes Radio once under Yosemite (I first tried it on a Snow Leopard machine), but now it’s displaying the same symptoms as before. Note: If I create a new folder from the save dialog, that folder does show up, but the artwork doesn’t.

  2. Works for my iTunes library but not for iTunes radio. It prompts me to select a location for the saved artwork, but nothing happens after clicking the “Choose” button.

    • Update: I did get it to work with iTunes Radio once under Yosemite (I first tried it on a Snow Leopard machine), but now it’s displaying the same symptoms as before. Note: If I create a new folder from the save dialog, that folder does show up, but the artwork doesn’t.

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