How to Add Album Art in Windows Media Player 11

Add missing album art or customize WMP music with your own images

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If Windows Media Player doesn't download the correct album artwork with an album or you want to add your own custom images, you can do it manually. Follow this short tutorial to learn how to use image files as your album art.

How to Add Art for Album Covers

First, you need to check and see which albums in your music library are missing cover art. Then, find replacement album art and paste it into the correct album.

  1. Click the Library menu tab at the top of Window Media Player 11's main screen.
  2. In the left panel, expand the  Library section to view the contents.
  3. Click on the  Album category to see a list of albums in your library.
  4. Browse the albums until you see one with missing album art or with art you want to replace.
  5. Go to the internet (or to a location on your computer if you already have the image you want) and locate the missing album art.
  6. Copy the missing album art from the internet. To do that, locate the album art and then Right-Click on the album art and select ​Copy Image.
  7. Go back to Windows Media Player > Library.
  8. Right-click the current album art area and select Paste Album Art from the drop-down menu to paste the new album art into position.

Album Art Requirements

To use an image file as new album art, you need an image in a format that's compatible with Windows Media Player. The format can be JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF or TIFF.

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