January 26, 2010
Loving the album artwork it came wrapped in has long lived in our hearts right alongside loving the music itself, a connection iTunes means to honor and foster. When you buy music from the iTunes store, the album artwork is downloaded along with the music. In addition you can use the Get Album Artwork command in the Advanced menu to download the artwork for the albums you've imported from your CD collection if those albums are also available in the store.
And finally, if you select Preferences (available via the iTunes menu on the Mac version of iTunes and the Edit menu on the Windows version) and then select Store within the Preferences panel, you'll find a checkbox you can use to make artwork downloading when you import automatic.
An importing tip, by the way. The General section of the iTunes Preferences Panel contains a "When you insert a CD" pop up menu you can use to change what you want to have happen. If you're importing a stack of CDs, you may find the "Import CD and Eject" option a real convenience.