How to Change Album Art for an MP3

By Quinten Plummer

Album art adds that extra dimension to your MP3 music files--whenever you play an MP3 file on your computer's media player or on your portable audio device, album art gives you a little eye candy to go along with your favorite tunes. And many media players will search for, and automatically update album art for your MP3. However, as with any automated task, automatic cover art updates may attach the wrong art with your MP3 files. Using a tag editor, you can change the album art associated with any MP3 manually.

Step 1

Download and install a free copy of the ID3 tag editing plug-in, AudioShell.

Step 2

Open the folder containing the MP3 file that you wish to change the album art for and then right-click on the MP3. Click on the "Properties" option in the drop down menu that appears.

Step 3

Click on the "AudioShell Tag Editor" tab, and then click on the "Add Cover" button in the center of the page. Use the file explorer window that appears to locate the album art for your MP3 file.

Click on the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the file explorer for a full-sized preview of the selected album art. Click "Open" in the file explorer after you've previewed the album art. Click on the "Apply" button at the bottom of Properties menu to save the album art.

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