5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (2023)


What is the most attractive part of a song or album? For part of Spotify users, it's the first impression of the artwork of the album. It's hard not to judge based on appearance. When we are attracted by the album's cover, we will linger a longer time and decide to listen or not listen to this album. Of course, Spotify will display an exquisite cover to lure you to click on the song or album. For some users, such exquisite covers can generate a desire to keep them forever. If you are part of those users, this article should not be ignored. In this article, we illustrate solutions to download high-quality Spotify cover art and extend a way to change and edit the cover art of the downloaded Spotify Music tracks. Following three parts in this tutorial, you will get knowledge of all details you want of Spotify cover art.

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  • Part 1. Download Spotify Cover by Taking A Screenshot
  • Part 2. Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify via Source Code
  • Part 3. Download the Highest-Quality 1400x1400px Spotify Cover Art
  • Part 4. Download Spotify Music to 320kbps MP3 Songs with Cover Art
  • Part 5. Change Spotify Music Cover Art

Part 1. Download Spotify Cover by Taking A Screenshot

It's known that the music or album cover could not be downloaded directly from the Spotify Music app or web player. There is a common method to save Spotify album covers is to take a screenshot on a computer. In this article, we will show how to take a full screenshot of the Spotify album cover on Windows PC and Mac.

Step 1: Start Spotify app on your computer, and start playing a song.

Step 2: At the bottom left, go to the cover thumbnail of this song, then you will see a "two-sided arrow" icon, use it to expand the cover art.

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Step 3: On Windows PC, press the "Windows icon+Shift+S" to start the screenshot. On Mac, press "Shift+Command+3" to start the screenshot.

Step 4: Simply select the area to screenshot the whole album art.

Part 2. Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify via Source Code

Here we are going to share a direct way to download and save the original cover images of Spotify songs or albums. This method can be used on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and other devices. You can download Spotify music or album cover even without a computer. It's more convenient when you need to save the Spotify music cover to your cellphone or tablet. What's more, it saves the original cover art from Spotify, which is considered the perfect solution who are interested in Spotify cover images.

Step 1. Open an album or playlist. If you want to get the cover art of a song, right-click on it. Then in the pop-up menu list, navigate to "Share > Copy Song Link".

If you need the cover image of the Spotify album or playlist, navigate to the album or playlist cover, and right-click on it. Then go to "Share > Copy link to playlist" in the pop-up menu list.

When the share link of the song or album is copied successfully, we can move to the next step.

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Step 2. Copy this link https://open.spotify.com/oembed?url= and add it in front of the "Share Link". Whereafter, open this combined link via a website browser.

E.g. The share link is:
https://open.spotify.com/track/5OCJzvD7sykQEKHH7qAC3C?si=ba09b9cab41247f5

Then we open this link via a website browser:
https://open.spotify.com/oembed?url=https://open.spotify.com/track/5OCJzvD7sykQEKHH7qAC3C?si=ba09b9cab41247f5

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Step 3. The source code will be displayed. Find "thumbnail_url". You will see the source link of the cover art. Just copy the URL address of "thumbnail_url". Then open this link (https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00001e02c3af0c2355c24ed7023cd394) via a website browser.

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Step 4. Finally, you will see this original cover art. Right-click on it and save it to your PC or device. It works for all songs and albums. If you want to try this method on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and other devices, it's feasible as well.

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Part 3. Download the Highest-Quality 1400x1400px Spotify Cover Art

When you've learned how to download Spotify cover art via the source code, you may think it's good enough. We can do much better than that. You are going to follow our simple steps to download the highest-quality Spotify Music cover art.

You may ignore another source to find the best Spotify cover image, that is Amazon. Amazon sells songs, albums, and CDs and of course, it provides high-quality cover images to attract more customers. But it's really hard for users to figure out how to download its original quality cover art without specific steps. Let's check it now!

Step 1: Open Amazon Store via a website browser on a computer or device.

Step 2: Input the name of the Spotify track/album, then you will find it in the search result. You can not only get one result. Generally, there are various results for a song or album.

Step 3: If the cover of the song or album is what you need, right-click on the cover image to get more options. Choose "Open image in new tab".

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Step 4: Then you will open the image in a small size via the website browser. For example, I need to download the cover art of [God is a woman]. Then I search for it and open its cover image via the website browser.

E.g. The link to this small cover image is:
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71-4TK533jL._AC_UY218_.jpg

We delete the code between two dots, including one dot. Here we delete ._AC_UY218_. Then we open the new link via a website browser:
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71-4TK533jL.jpg

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Step 5: Now, we get the 1400x1440px cover image of the Spotify Music track. Just right-click on it and save it to your local space. By the way, if the cover art is not 1400x1440px, you can go back to the search results. You should go to another option and then open its image again until you get the best one. Scroll down, you may also see CDs using the cover image you want. They are feasible too.

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Part 4. Download Spotify Music to 320kbps MP3 Songs with Cover Art

Spotify provides both Free and Premium plans for users. Spotify captures the largest streaming music market with 4.22 billion users. For Free users, you can enjoy online listening with 160kbps audio quality. For Premium users, music with 320Kbps in an OGG format is available. Besides, you are supported to download Spotify music for offline listening. However, both Free and Premium users are prevented to play songs out of the Spotify app or web player.

To make full use of Spotify Music tracks, we are eager for another approach to downloading Spotify music. TunePat Spotify Music Converter has considerable expertise in downloading songs, albums and playlists from Spotify with ID3 tags including cover art. And with downloaded Spotify tracks, we can freely change its cover art if needed, which is about to be discussed in the next part. Moreover, we give the decisive vote for its conversion function. You can rarely reject a program that removes the encoded formats of Spotify Music tracks.

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  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (12)Download tracks, albums, playlists, podcasts from Spotify.
  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (13)Convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC format.
  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (14)Keep ID3 tags and preserve lossless audio quality.
  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (15)Support 10X faster conversion speed.
  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (16)Available for both Spotify Free and Premium users.
  • 5 Ways to Download High-Quality Cover Art from Spotify (17)Songs can be transferred to any device for offline playback.

Step 1Open Built-in Spotify Web Player

After the completion of the installation, TunePat Spotify Music Converter can be initiated properly. Both Windows version and Mac version are offered. Choosing the right version when installing is necessary. On the primary interface, click on the "Open Spotify Web Player" button to enter the built-in Spotify Music web player. According to the prompt, your next step is to log in to Spotify Music with a Free or Premium account.

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Step 2Set up Output Parameters in Settings

Changing the output settings is a priority. We are in favor of downloading Spotify music with individual customization. In the top right corner, find the "Settings" icon to launch the setting window. There are changeable options including the output format, output folder, bit rate, sample rate, etc. If you want to change the cover art when finishing the conversion, you should set the output format as MP3. And 320kbps songs from Spotify Music should be the optimal audio quality.

Tips: To get a whole playlist in the same order, select "Playlist Index" in the Output File Name setting. Meanwhile, select "None" in the Output Organized setting.

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Step 3Convert Spotify Music Playlists to 320kbps MP3 Songs

Open any music album or playlist on the built-in Spotify Music Converter, then click on the "Add to list" button. At the moment, TunePat will load all songs from the playlist and provide available options to download. Select the needed songs then start an instant conversion by clicking on "Convert Now".

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To save time for downloading multiple playlists at once, there is another option "Save to list" which supports batch conversion. Click on this button then the selected songs will be collected to a "task list" provisionally. You are allowed to repeat the previous steps to add more songs from other playlists or albums. Tap on the "task list" button, and you will see all added songs. If you need a batch conversion, hit on the "Convert" button to start converting.

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Step 4Check the Downloaded Spotify Albums/Playlists

Soon after, the songs from Spotify are saved to the local PC in MP3 formats. It's your choice to use the Spotify songs with virtual DJ software, burn the Spotify music to a CD, offline play the Spotify music with Windows Media Player, Groove Music, transfer the Spotify music to phones, tablets and MP3 players, upload the Spotify playlist to other music apps, and so on.

Since we've downloaded Spotify music with cover art, next we will share a trick for changing the cover art easily.

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Part 5. Change Spotify Music Cover Art

It’s inadmissible to change Spotify Music cover art within the Spotify app or web player. Therefore, we adopt the method to download Spotify Music tracks in advance for an opportunity of changing the Spotify cover art. With TunePat Spotify Music Converter, we've exported songs we want from Spotify in part 4 with all the ID3 tags as well as the album cover preserved in the downloaded files. Let's herald the feasibility of changing and editing the Spotify cover art.

Change Spotify Cover Art On Windows:

Step 1. Open Groove Music. Then go to "Songs". Generally, the newly downloaded MP3 Spotify songs will be loaded automatically. If not, click on "Show us where to look for music". Navigate to the Music folder on the PC to add the downloaded Spotify songs to Groove Music.

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Step 2. After opening the downloaded Spotify song on Groove Music, right-click the song and then click "Show album".

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Step 3. Click the "three dots" then choose "Edit info".

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Step 4. Click on the album cover and you are allowed to change the cover. Other tags of this song can be modified too. Click "Save" when you are done.

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Change Spotify Cover Art On Win/Mac:

Step 1. Open iTunes on Windows or Mac and drag and drop the songs you downloaded from Spotify to iTunes Library.

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Step 2. Right-click the song and then click "Song Info".

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Step 3. Go to "Artwork" and click "Add Artwork" to change the music cover, then click "OK" to finish.

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After learning all the steps above, you should want to try it yourself urgently. Therefore just click the download button to install the corresponding version on your PC. Then you can save songs, albums and playlists from Spotify to your local PC in lossless WAV formats right now.

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FAQs

What resolution are Spotify covers? ›

Your cover art needs to be: TIFF, PNG, or JPG format using lossless encoding. The highest resolution available. At least 640px wide and tall.

How do I download Spotify covers? ›

Step 1: Start Spotify app on your computer, and start playing a song. Step 2: At the bottom left, go to the cover thumbnail of this song, then you will see a "two-sided arrow" icon, use it to expand the cover art. Step 3: On Windows PC, press the "Windows icon+Shift+S" to start the screenshot.

How do I download Spotify playlist covers? ›

Open Spotify on your (iOS) / (Android) and open any playlist that you own. Right above the list of songs, tap the three-dot icon. Select "Edit." This will open the page where you can change the playlist's name, art, and songs. Choose an image then tap Save.

Why are Spotify covers blurry? ›

However, take into consideration that images used as album art in Spotify require 640x640px minimum, so some images with low quality may appear blurred to screens with higher resolutions.

What is Spotify's highest quality? ›

Spotify HiFi will deliver music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers, which means fans will be able to experience more depth and clarity while enjoying their favorite tracks.

Is Spotify HD quality? ›

Spotify Premium provides five audio quality settings that you can toggle on its desktop and mobile apps. These settings range from 24 kbps (Low) to 320 kbps (Very High). Amazon Music Unlimited also offers five audio quality settings on both desktop and mobile apps, but it outperforms Spotify with its HD audio feature.

Can VLC download album art? ›

With Windows 10 and the current version of VLC (3.0. 8), the album art saves within the folder of the music album you are listening to. You will need to click on the 'View' tab inside the folder and then on the 'Options' drop down arrow on the right hand side.

Is mp3 Tag safe? ›

Mp3tag is a legitimate application that allows users to to modify the metadata of various data files. As it is open-source, however, in some cases, Mp3tag is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Where can I download music with cover photo? ›

  • Ez-Tracks.
  • Artists direct.
  • Beemp3.
  • LastFM.
  • 4shared.
  • EMP3 World.
  • Mp3fusion.
  • YourMp3.

How do I get MP3 album art? ›

Download Album Art Downloader. Once downloaded and installed, open the program. You can either search for the artist's name or album to find a specific album cover by typing the name in the text box and clicking search. Once found, click the picture of the floppy disk to save the file to your computer.

How do I download cover art on my Iphone? ›

Run iTunes and find a song with no cover. Right-click on the album cover and navigate to Album Info. In the newly opened window, go to the Artwork tab, and click Add Artwork. After you've chosen the artwork from your PC, it will be displayed in the song info menu.

Are Spotify covers legal? ›

However Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Saavn, Nuuday, Anghami, Tidal, and KKBox pay for their own licenses for cover songs. This means that you can distribute your covers to these services worldwide.

Does Spotify have animated covers? ›

Many animated covers are also adapted and used for animated Spotify canvas' that can be uploaded to songs using Spotify for Artists. Animated art is also commonly used for music NFT artwork which can also be promoted using Soundplate Clicks smart links, click here to find out more.

Should cover art be PNG or JPEG? ›

Cover Art File Requirements: File format must be a . jpg, .

How do I get Spotify in extreme quality? ›

Here's how to enable high quality streaming with Spotify Premium:
  1. Open Spotify Preferences.
  2. Find the Music Quality section.
  3. Toggle the “High quality streaming” slider to the on or green position.
  4. Enjoy ultimate listening!

How do I increase the quality of Spotify? ›

How to change the audio quality on your desktop:
  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Click the down arrow in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Audio Quality.
  5. Beneath Audio Quality you should see Streaming quality. ...
  6. Choose between Low, Normal, High or Automatic options, and the Very high option for paid subscribers.
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Is 320kbps good sound quality? ›

The more kilobits per second the greater the quality of the sound. For most general listening 320kbps is ideal. Of course, CD-quality audio that stretches to 1,411kbps will sound better. To determine the best audio bitrate you need to also assess your needs.

Is Apple quality better than Spotify? ›

Better overall sound quality

Even if you're not part of the AirPods army, Apple Music has another big advantage over Spotify: lossless and high-resolution audio.

Is Spotify 16 or 24 bit? ›

Spotify audio is 16 bit 44.1kHz but if you use 24 bit output then you can make use of the computer volume control without really losing any quality. Also make sure you turn off Spotify's automatic volume normalization for maximum quality.

Is Spotify poor quality? ›

Spotify Premium offers a 320 Kbps stream encoded in the Ogg Vorbis format as it's best sound quality This is a lossy compression format and is OK for most people using their smartphones and inexpensive headphones for playback.

Is Spotify suitable for 11 year olds? ›

Is Spotify appropriate for my child? We have designed Spotify to be appropriate for listeners 13+ years of age, although the minimum age for using the service varies according to local law.

How do I use VLC Visualizer with Spotify? ›

Launch VLC on your computer, and then touch the Open File or Open Folder button. It will allow you to browse the files on your computer. You can select the folder including converted Spotify tracks and stream them to VLC. After syncing, you can tap your favorite music and play Spotify through VLC.

How do I save cover art in VLC? ›

Re: VLC Not Saving Cover Art

There is a workaround to save the image: after you selected the image from your files, edit something in the metadata, for example the description. The "Save Metadata" Button should pop up at the bottom.

Where does VLC store cover art? ›

I looked through the AppData > Roaming > vlc > art > artistalbum directory and it seems the program categorizes art first by the artist and then by the albums under the artist, and whatever art file is in that artist-album folder is what will be used for any track with that same artist and album combination.

What app do artists use to make album covers? ›

Album Cover Creator (Android) Cover Photo Maker – Banners & Thumbnails Designer(Android) Spotiplus - Cover Maker (Android, iOS) Coverlay – Album Art Generator (iOS)

How do artists get more visibility? ›

Collaborate and connect with other artists

Create ties with artists you like, get to know them, befriend them. It is important to be close to other fellow artists, to count a good proportion of them in your followers. First of all, comments are a great way to attract new followers.

Are album covers copyrighted? ›

Book covers, album covers, and movie covers are copyrightable. However, fair use, a provision of U.S. copyright law, gives users the right to use copyrighted material without permission under certain circumstances.

Are mp3 downloaders illegal? ›

A music downloader is only illegal if you are using it to download copyrighted music. 'Copyrighted' covers most commercially popular music you care about. But non-copyrighted works are fair game for downloading.

Can mp3 be traced? ›

This isn't possible, there is nothing that would force a mp3 player to report the playback.

Are music tags free? ›

You can download and install Music Tag free, no signups or payments are required for the free trial. The trial version of Music Tag allows you to download album art and track info for any number of music files.

Where can I find high resolution images for art? ›

Unsplash

One of the best things about Unsplash is that the images are available in incredibly high resolution, meaning you can print and custom frame these photos as big as you like (within limitations of course; check out our guide to framing oversize photos and art for more details).

Where can I get high quality prints? ›

Online photo printers like Mpix, Nations Photo Lab, Shutterfly, and Snapfish exist because people still want their pictures printed. The services included here can produce high-quality prints and memorabilia from your digital photos, whether that's in the form of wallet-size snapshots or wall-size photo canvases.

How do I get super high resolution images? ›

The best way to get high-resolution images is by using the right camera for the job. But when that's not an option — or you're looking to improve older digital photos — Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom can help. Experiment with Super Resolution and resampling to see how far you can push your image quality.

What is the highest image quality? ›

RAW files are the highest quality image format. They are loved by photographers as RAW format records all data from the sensor of the camera. Since RAW is an uncompressed format, it gives immense creative liberty to the photographers during post-processing.

What is the highest quality art print? ›

They're known for giving some great results when printing photos. Did you know that giclee printing is very similar to inkjet printers, but is capable of doing an even better job? As an artist, you want your art prints to be of the highest quality, and giclee prints can achieve this.

How can I get high-quality digital art prints? ›

How to Make Prints of Digital Art
  1. #1 Adjust the resolution of your digital art.
  2. #2 Adjust the color of your artwork.
  3. #3 Utilize additional plug-ins if you are working on larger artworks.
  4. #4 Brighten the colors of your digital art by increasing its contrast.
  5. #5 Enhance the sharpness of your artwork on Photoshop.

What are high-quality art prints called? ›

Giclee is a term for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers and is typically used in reference to high-quality prints. The term was coined by an American printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991 and describes the way the ink is applied to paper during the printing process.

Which website is best for high quality photos? ›

PIXABAY. This site has a very large database of high-quality images. It's somewhat more oriented towards business and marketing than Unsplash, which is often helpful for content marketers and bloggers. Another big advantage of Pixabay is that they also offer free vectors and illustrations.

What is the cheapest way to print high quality photos? ›

The 10 Most Affordable Sites for Printing Digital Photos Online
  1. Shutterfly.
  2. FreePrints.
  3. MailPix.
  4. Walgreens Photo.
  5. Snapfish.
  6. CVS Photo.
  7. Walmart Photo.
  8. Printique.
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How do I get Google royalty free images? ›

Choose “Creative Commons licenses” from the “Tools” dropdown menu. Head to Google Images, and type in the image you're looking for. Select Tools > Usage Rights, and then choose Creative Commons licenses. Google will then display images that have been licensed under Creative Commons.

What song has the most covers on Spotify? ›

“Yesterday” by The Beatles

Undoubtedly the most covered song in history, “Yesterday” has racked up approximately 2,200 variations since it was released in 1966.

Do artists pay to do covers? ›

Anyone can cover anyone else's song, and its creator cannot say no (that's the compulsory part). But if you do cover a song, you must pay a royalty to the song's creator (that's the licensing part).

What's the most famous cover song? ›

  1. 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin. Originally by: Otis Redding. ...
  2. 'Proud Mary' by Ike & Tina Turner. ...
  3. 'All Along the Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix. ...
  4. 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston. ...
  5. 'Killing Me Softly with His Song' by The Fugees. ...
  6. 'Hallelujah' by Jeff Buckley. ...
  7. 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  8. 'Me and Bobby McGee' by Janis Joplin.
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