Add Album Cover Images to Your MP3 File Icons

If, like me, you prefer to store your music collection on your PC, you've probably got a load of MP3 files in a handful of folders which look, frankly, ugly.  All those hundreds of filenames, but they each have the same boring icon that consists of a blue musical note. 

Wouldn't it be great if there was an app which automatically changed each MP3 file's icon to the cover of the album it came from.  The good news is that there is indeed such an app.  It's free, and it's called creevity.  You can get it from

Once it's installed (it's only a 1 MB download, and runs on all recent versions of Windows), just point it at one of your MP3 folders and scan through each file in turn.  If creevity can find matching album art online, a single click changes the file's icon.  If multiple images are found, you'll be presented with a selection of them so you can choose which you prefer.

In theory, creevity should be a great program.  Site user Diego, who recommended it to me, certainly thinks so.  But my own experience of it wasn't as successful as the screen shot below (taken from creevity's own web site) would have you believe.  I randomly chose 17 files from my own MP3 collection, and creevity managed to find matching art for just 2 of them.  While I'd freely admit that some of my tastes are a little obscure, there was also a Beatles track in there too. Still, even a handful of album cover icons is better than none at all.  And maybe your files are named and labelled in a better fashion than mine, in which case you might just find that the program works even better.




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by Aman (not verified) on 18. October 2012 - 15:32  (100993)

i like it, its show simple & easy.....

by Annu (not verified) on 4. October 2011 - 14:59  (80864)

It is good but it is not able to add cover to some audio files

by meka (not verified) on 3. March 2012 - 16:57  (89864)


I have designed this free tool for assigning images to mp3 files.

there is the download a link on the website.
Hope it's usefull!


by meka (not verified) on 17. September 2012 - 11:55  (99375)

Hi all!!!

It's me again, back with a new thing!! Remember Meka Album Art Tool? now it's online, on Free and online.
PS: the download link for the installable version is still there.

Hope you guys enjoi it and if you enjoy, help us promote it!!



by Yohiro (not verified) on 21. September 2011 - 6:45  (80002)

i can put cover using my laptop. but wenever i put it on my LG PHONE. there goes a msg says NOT SUPPORTED FILE. but b4 i add cover, i can play dat mp3 :s

by Varun Nagwekar (not verified) on 25. December 2010 - 16:50  (63242)

This software is indeed really good. Trust me, I've used it to tag around a 100 songs till now. Yeah some of the songs will not be tagged automatically, but that may be due to improper id3 tags. If thats the case, it lets you search the album art with your own keywords.

I thank the author for making such a useful program. Cheers!

by CoreyM (not verified) on 13. December 2010 - 20:05  (62407)

In Win7 just change the folder view of the music library to "Medium Icons" to get the same thing

by Mpad (not verified) on 11. December 2010 - 15:57  (62301)

When I "load other covers" the apply button doesn't work. There is no drag and drop. I couldn't find a batch converter. Really good idea for a program that I could use but with some changes.

by denny45 on 11. December 2010 - 7:44  (62290)

It found many covers for my mp3's. If it finds no cover there's a 'Load other covers' button that works great.

by CJ (not verified) on 11. December 2010 - 2:49  (62286)

Gave it a whirl. Not a keeper. Maybe later versions will find the sweet spot.

by David Roper (not verified) on 11. December 2010 - 1:56  (62284)

2 out of 17 , huh? I'll pass on this gem.

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