17 Best Free Album Art Changer Software For Windows
Here is a list of Best Free Album Art Changer Software for Windows. Using these freeware, you can easily add, remove, or change album cover of music files of formats like MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMA, Opus, Musepack, OGG, etc.
These album cover changer software provide built-in file explorer to browse a directory of music files and modify their cover art individually. You can add a cover in format of JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and GIF formats. Some of them let you add cover type (front cover, back cover, leaflet page, artist, file icon, etc.) and image description too. Also, you can extract original cover art of an audio file in its original format. A few of them let you fetch an album art from web using song’s information including album and artist name.
These cover art changer software are primarily audio tag editors. Not just cover arts, you can also add or edit music metadata information in all of them. These metadata information include title, album, artist, performer, lyrics, ISRC, file owner, media type, payment webpage, commercial information, involved people, and more.
My Favorite Album Art Changer Software For Windows:
I liked Creevity Mp3 Cover Downloader as it is a dedicated album art changer. It lets you add cover to MP3 files, as well as search for a suitable one on the web.
The GodFather is also good as it lets you add the type of cover and its description too. It supports a good range of formats.
Creevity Mp3 Cover Downloader
Creevity Mp3 Cover Downloader is a free software to search for album covers on the web and add them to your MP3 files. You can simply browse a folder of MP3 music files and change their album art individually. You can go to next or previous track using respective buttons. It shows the current album art of the songs. To change the album cover, simply click on Add button and browse an image (JPEG or PNG) on PC. It asks for confirmation to change album art by showing comparison between current and new cover. Just click on Yes and the album art will be changed.
Apart from adding album art covers manually, you can also use this software to automatically search for album art covers on internet. When you browse a song, it automatically searches for related covers by using song information, and then displays six covers in different tiles. You can use any of them to change an album’s art. By using ‘Load other covers‘ option, you can also search for cover images using artist name, album name, song name, and other information. It lets you use 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 keys to change album art to respective cover quickly.
It also shows the general metadata tags of current MP3 file, which you can edit. These tags include Title, Artist, Album, Year, and Genre. Apart from that, you can even play the MP3 audio from its interface.
It is a good album art changer software with nice and clean user interface. But, it only supports MP3 format.
TagScanner is basically a free music metadata editor, using which you can change album art. It provides a section on the right side of its interface, where you can edit metadata tags of a music file. These tags include title, artist, album, track, beats per minute, key, grouping, subtitle, ISRC, publisher, copyright, lyrics and a lot more metadata information.
To change album arts of music files, go to Standard > Embedded Cover. Here, you can browse a JPEG, GIF, or PNG image on your PC and add to a particular music file. You can even extract old cover out of an audio file in its original format. It also displays cover icon’s information including its dimensions and size.
It supports a wide range of audio files which include MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, Opus, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, AAC, OptimFROG, SPEEX, WAV, AIFF, etc.
TagScanner is a complete tag editor software which works as album art changer too. It provides advanced features like exporting report of music metadata information, offering an in-built music player, etc. You can know more about TagScanner here.
AIMP is another album art changer software for Windows. It is a popular music player, but also provides other audio utilities namely Audio Converter and Audio Tag Editor. You can change album cover of audio tracks using Audio Tag Editor.
To add or modify cover art of a music file, go to Menu > Utilities > Tag Editor. A new window to edit music tag information will open up. Here, you can edit various audio metadata tags including basic metadata (title, album, artist, etc.), ID3v1 tags, ID3v2 tags, and lyrics. In a section below, it provides an Album cover option where you can change cover art of a song. You can either drag and drop an image or browse it to add as album cover of an audio file. The image can be in JPEG, BMP, or PNG format. After adding image, enable Write to file option. The album cover will be changed.
It supports audio formats like MP3, WV, WAV, OPUS, FLAC, APE, MPC, OGG, OGA, M4A, SPX, etc.
AIMP is a feature rich music software. Along with editing audio tags, you can even convert one audio format to another one and play music.
The GodFather is yet another free album cover changer for Windows. You can browse music files using its built-in file explorer and edit their cover art. On the right panel of its interface, enable Picture option and add an album cover. It lets you attach an image in format of JPEG or PNG. Right click on cover area and load a picture from PC or paste from clipboard. In addition, you can add its description and type (front cover, back cover, leaflet page, artist, etc.). Click on Append option to save the album cover in audio track.
Not only album cover, you can edit multiple audio tags using this freeware. These tags include basic as well as additional tags. You can edit music file information like title, album, artist, performer, lyrics, ISRC, file owner, media type, payment webpage, commercial information, involved people, etc.
The GodFather supports popular audio formats, such as MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, WMA, OGG, FLAC, OPUS, WavPack, etc.
It has a nice user interface with flexibility to customize it.
jTagger is a portable album art changer software. It lets you add or edit cover image of a music file. To do so, go to Rename Album Tags tab. There, you will see options to edit many metadata tags along with Set Picture option. Just import an image to add to a music file as its album cover. You can select many music files and change their cover art simultaneously. The supported formats to add an image are JPG, PNG, and GIF.
The other metadata information that you can edit include album, genre, title, year, track, composer, copyright, etc. You can rename tags of music files individually or even batch modify audio metadata information. Also, it lets you batch rename files using different methods like removing illegal characters, leading, and trailing, inserting or appending track number, title, etc. to filenames, etc.
It only supports MP3 audio format.
Using jTagger, you can also play the current audio file with basic playback control features.
Note: You need to have Java Runtime Environment installed on your PC to use this audio album cover changer.
Toe Tag is the next freeware in this list of album art changer software. To change an album cover using it, simply browse a folder containing music files using its file explorer, and go to ‘Multi-Tag Editor‘ tab. In this tab, you can edit title, artist, year, genre, persons involved, copyright information, etc., as well as album cover. To edit cover art, enable Cover option and choose an image from your computer to add to a particular music file. The image can be in format of BMP, JPG, PNG, or GIF. You can see the preview of album art just besides the Cover option.
As Toe Tag lets you modify metadata tags of multiple files simultaneously, you can change cover art of various music files at a time.
It supports formats like WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, and more.
It is an easy to use software which also lets you use shortcut key to edit a specific metadata tag of an audio file. You can edit basic as well as advanced metadata information related to an audio, fix text case, make playlists of various separate tracks, and even play the music in a default music player.
Mp3tag is yet another audio tag editor which lets you add or change album cover. Simply add a directory of audio files to modify their cover arts individually. In the left panel of its interface, you can see an album cover field. Right-click on it and click on Add Cover option. Now, you can choose an image file (JPEG or PNG) from your PC or directly paste one from clipboard. The new cover art will be added to the respective music file. Also, you can extract a cover image out of an audio file, in case it is already having one.
Apart from MP3, it supports various other audio formats as well, such as AAC, FLAC, WV, WAV, WMA, TTA, SPX, OGG, ALAC, MPC, OPUS, DSF, M4A, etc.
You can add or modify multiple tags in a music file and export whole music metadata as CSV, RTF, SFV, TXT, or HTML file. It offers a Convert tool which lets you convert tag to filename or vice versa, text file to tag, etc. It provides ‘FreeDB’ music database service, which lets you search for a music track information online.
MPTagThat is an open source album art changer. The highlighted ‘Coverart’ options in above screenshot let you change album cover of a music file. It provides three options in order to do so.
- Add: You can simply browse a JPEG, GIF, or PNG image on your PC and add it to a music file.
- Search: Using this option, you can search for a suitable cover art online for a specific music file. To fetch a cover art from web, you can enter album and artist name.
- Remove: It lets you delete the cover art from an audio track.
On hovering mouse over added cover icon, you can see its preview with dimensions.
Like other album art changer software, it supports numerous audio formats like MP3, MPC, APE, WMA, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, etc.
It is a fully featured music tag editor software. It lets you edit metadata information of a track including Main Tags, Detailed Information, Original Information, Involved People, Web Information, Lyrics, Rating, and User Defined tags.
MPTagThat also provides tools like Convert, Burn, and Rip, is multilingual, lets you play music and organize your music library, and do more.
Modem Audio Tagger
Modem Audio Tagger is a basic MP3 tag editor. You can easily add a cover photo using it. In the Manual Tag tab, just go to Cover field and add a pic in format JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, or TIFF. That’s as simple as it gets. You can also remove original cover art of the music track.
It lets you modify basic metadata tags of a music file as well as rename it using a common pattern.
It supports a good range of audio formats including MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, OPUS, WAV, WMA, MPC, FLAC, DSS, GSM, DCT, RAW, VOX, and more.
It has a simplistic user interface and lets you browse multiple music tracks at once.
TagsRevisited is another free software to change album cover of music tracks. After browsing for required music files or directory using its file explorer, scroll down to ID3v2 Image tag field in Tags tab. Now, right-click on it and choose Add new image. To add a cover, you can browse a JPEG image file on your PC. After adding cover, you can add its description, and choose its type as Cover (back/front), Media, Lyricist, Composer, Illustration, Recording Location, etc.
The option highlighted in red provides a feature to search for cover images online using album and artist name. But during my testing, the option wasn’t working properly.
Apart from cover art, many more music metadata tags can be edited using it. These tags include ID3v1 Tags and ID3v2 Strings. You can also add or remove a metadata tag as per your choice.
It supports formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMA, etc.
Although TagsRevisited provides many good features to edit cover art and other metadata information, its interface is rather tacky. Other than that, it is a good album art changer as well as audio metadata editor software.
IDTE-ID3 Tag Editor
IDTE-ID3 Tag Editor is yet another album cover changer software for Windows. It is basically a music tag editor, using which you can change album cover of a music track. It lets you edit tags in a side panel of its interface. There, you will find various tag fields along with Cover, like title, album, artist, year, genre, etc.
On right clicking on the Cover area, you will get several options for cover customization including Add Album art, Show Album Art, Set Cover Type, Extract Album Art, Fetch Album Art, Copy Album Art, Paste Album Art, and Remove Album Art. You can add an album art in formats of JPEG and PNG. It lets you set cover type to front cover, back cover, file icon, media, artist, performer, etc. Using Fetch Album Art, you can fetch covers using its online Coverart Fetcher service. Other than that, you can extract an album cover in its original form, remove cover art, etc.
It supports music tracks in file formats of MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, MIDI, etc.
Along with editing music metadata tags, you can even export tags as a TXT file. It provides a Mini mode, which lets you use it as an audio player.
TopGen Music Editor
TopGen Music Editor is another freeware which lets you edit metadata information of music tracks. Using it, you can add or modify cover art of an audio file of MP3 format only. As you add music files or folder to this album art changer, you will see its original cover at the top left of its interface. You can either browse an image of JPG or PNG format from PC, or paste one from clipboard. The cover art will be changed.
It lets you edit basic as well as some additional metadata information of audio files. These information include title, album, artist, year, genre, conductor, BPM, disc, lyrics, and more. It has a nice and clean user interface.
MusicBrainz Picard is another open source album art changer software. You can simply browse one or multiple music files, or add a folder of music tracks to modify their cover art. At the bottom right, you can see a cover area. By using drag and drop method, you can add a cover to an audio track. When you right-click on the cover area, you can enable either Replace or Append mode for the added cover art.
This software is especially designed to edit tag information related to MusicBrainz like artist Id, recording Id, release artist Id, release group Id, track Id, release Id, etc. You can also edit basic audio tags too using it.
It supports popular music formats like MP3, Musepack, APE, OGG, WavPack, Speex, WAVE, AIFF, TAK, WMA, etc.
Apart from metadata editor and album art changer, it can be used for file naming, audio fingerprinting, and more. It even lets you check activity history.
Stamp ID3 Tag Editor
Stamp ID3 Tag Editor is a music metadata editor, free for only non-commercial purpose. This one too can be used as an album art changer software. You can browse a JPEG or PNG image to add to cover of an audio track, as Embedded or Linked image. Also, you can delete cover art of music files. Not one, you can change covers of multiple music files at once. After making required changes, you need to hit the Stamp button to save information in music files.
You can change covers of music files in formats of MP3, FLAC, WMA, OGG, and WAV only. It also lets you associate or disassociate any of these file types as per your requirement.
It is a simple audio tag editor. You can insert or replace tags in audio tracks, like title, artist, album, genre, date, year, category, producer, BPM, etc. You can also play music using it.
Songbird is another free software to use to change cover art of music tracks. It automatically imports all songs from your music library and lets you change their cover images. It supports drop and drag method to add a cover to a song. So, just drop an image onto the section highlighted in above screenshot. You can also copy an image and paste it onto cover art field.
It provides an interesting feature called Get Album Artwork. When you right-click on album art section, you will see the same option. When you click on it, the software searches for an appropriate cover for the song using its metadata information. The cover is then automatically added to the song. In case it is not able to find one, it simply returns no result.
You can also edit basic metadata tags of songs in this software, like title, artist, year, genre, BPM, etc.
It is a nice album cover changer software with basic audio playback functionalities.
Album Art Downloader
Album Art Downloader is another one of album art changer software for Windows. Add music tracks using its File Browser option. After that, you can select many audio tracks to find cover images for and click on Get Artwork Selection. This option downloads cover arts using song information, and displays covers for selected tracks in different windows. It also displays source from where covers are fetched. Now, you can choose a particular cover and keep it as front, back, inside, or CD cover.
You can also save a cover in formats of JPEG, JPE, JFIF, and EXIF. It also provides Art Preview option. It doesn’t provide an option to select cover image from your PC.
Album Art Downloader supports only MP3 audio format. It has an easy to use user interface and is an ideal choice for finding a suitable cover for music tracks.
Meka MP3 Album Artwork Tool
Meka MP3 Album Artwork Tool is an easy to use album art changer software for PC users. It supports only MP3 music files to change their covers. Use Load MP3 option to browse for desired tracks. It lets you add multiple MP3 tracks at once and change their cover images simultaneously. You can then add an image in JPG format as cover images of added tracks and Apply changes. That’s about it. It is one of the simplest album cover changer software.
Note: Although it says that it supports PNG and BMP image formats, but it only accepted JPG image as cover art during testing. Also, it is advised to use cover image in 300×300 pixel resolution.
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