Displaying cover art in iChat | September 4, 2003

I recently downloaded iChatStatus, and have been playing with the various scripts that came with it. Wanting to see what other scripts were availible, I came across this iChat Script Collection which includes a cool script for displaying iTunes artwork in iChat. Unfortunately I didn't have any artwork, but luckily came across Fetch Art, a nifty little app for downloading artwork from Amazon.

On opening up Fetch Art, it scans though your iTunes tracks and then goes off to Amazon to get the cover art. It couldn't find cover art for around 20% of my collection, and got another 20% wrong. Also because it's getting the art work from Amazon.com and not Amazon.co.uk, some of the art work is different. However now around 60% of my iTunes collection has art work, so if you happen to be one of my buddies, you now not only can see what I'm listening too, but you can see the cover art as well.

Posted at September 4, 2003 4:20 PM


Daryl Hawes said on October 25, 2003 2:14 AM

Thanks for taking the time to try out the “iChat Script Collection”. I hope that it continues to serve you well. I use Clutter to get most of my artwork from Amazon as I listen to tunes. Eric, who contributed many changes to the latest version of the collection, uses WalMart.com of all places. Apparently their artwork is posted in higher quality. If you have any suggestions for the collection feel free to email.