Solved: How to Get Spotify Album Cover

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 9, 2022 5:00 PM.

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What is your first impression on a Spotify song before you decide to listen to it? Many of you might say it’s the artwork of the album. People always say do not judge a book by its cover, but when we meet a new song for the first time, we can possibly be attracted by its album cover and then get interested in how the song might sound like. Sometimes an album cover is like a clickbaity thumbnail of a video which lures you to click on the song. But there also are times that an album cover makes you feel uncomfortable even if the song is passable. Many Spotify users want to get Spotify album cover while some others might want to get rid of it, but there doesn’t seem to have this kind of feature on Spotify.

In this post, We've updated to some specific steps with the latest functions and features from the Spotify platforms. Pick up the device for how to get Spotify album cover and how to change Spotify album cover.

Part 1. How to Get Spotify Album Cover (Mobile/Desktop)
Part 2. How to Preserve Album Cover from Spotify (Windows/Mac)
Part 3. How to Change Spotify Album Cover (Windows/Mac)

Part 1. How to Get Spotify Album Cover (Mobile/Desktop)

On most platforms of Spotify, it's hard to get the album cover but, still allowed.

What's the Size of Spotify Album Cover?

Normally, an album cover is a complete square which means the exact same dimensions on each side. And usually the artwork will not be smaller than 1500X1500 pixels and be with a maximum of 3000X3000 pixels.

Get Spotify Album Cover on Mobile

Tips: The artwork on mobile app can be small in size, so the image can be pixilated when it's scaled up.

1. Open Spotify for mobile app, go to the album whose cover you want to get.

2. See the More options button "horizontal 3 dots icon (iPhone) vertical 3 dots icon (Android)" to see the menu list with an album art.

From here feel free to scroll down to View album and find songs included with the same album art.

view album button on Spotify for mobile

3. Tap on the album art to see SAVE TO PHOTOS.

save Spotify album cover on mobile

4. Tap on SAVE TO PHOTOS option with a notification bar: "Saved to your photos."

Note: Chances are that a pop-up will ask permission to access the device's Photos. Accept this permission to enable the album cover is saved in Photos.

Get Spotify Album Covert on Desktop

spotify full album cover

Somehow with an app update, the most-used method on desktop - full-screen screenshot the album cover - doesn't make senses in apps or on web because the part of the album art is covered with the song's title.

screenshot Spotify album art

No worries. On desktop, we still have possible methods to get the album cover from Spotify as well as to change the album cover.

Thing You'll Need: ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

To change the album cover, the song must be downloaded to the computer - with an active Premium subscription so that the downloaded file can be edited - or the album cover can be changed without the authorization from Spotify. However, a powerful music converter can preserve all the ID3 tags as well as the album cover in the downloaded music file.

As important, it's hard to go wrong with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Besides the album cover, the music formats can be converted into 6 different formats including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC for keeping and editing - no Premium subscription requires! It's free!

Part 2. How to Preserve Album Cover from Spotify (Windows/Mac)

spotify music converter

Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify tracks, albums, playlists, artists, and podcasts with free accounts
  • Up to six popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, M4B, and WAV for you
  • Remove the digital right managements and advertisements from all Spotify contents
  • Work at 5× faster speed and save Spotify audio with the original quality and ID3 tags
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In the feature box from above, click on the Download button to install either Windows version or Mac version. For better performance, please make sure the Spotify for desktop app has been updated to the latest version.

Download Album Cover from Spotify Desktop using ViWizard

Taylor Swift album on Spotify

1Add Spotify Album to ViWizard

add spotify music

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Drag and drop the whole album from Spotify (For example: Taylor Swift's Red) into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

select output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

convert spotify songs

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

Get Album Covert from the Downloaded Music using iTunes

With iTunes, the preserved album cover can be extracted from iTunes within a few simple steps.

Applies to: Windows PC & Mac

Thing You'll Need: iTunes App for Windows PC or Mac

1. On desktop, open iTunes app for Windows PC or Mac.

2. Navigate to the downloaded music files with ViWizard and drag and drop them to iTunes's interface.


2. In iTunes, click File button at the top to add the downloaded files or folders from the output path.

3. Right-click the album cover and select Album Info.

album info in iTunes

4. In the pop-up, click Artwork at the top and see this interface.

drag the artwork from iTunes

5. From here drag and drop the album cover to the desktop (or a preferred location) to save this image.

Now the preserved album cover with ViWizard has been extracted from iTunes. Yes. You get the Spotify album cover now!

Part 3. How to Change Spotify Album Cover (Windows/Mac)

Change Spotify Album Cover using iTunes

Applies to: Windows PC & Mac

In iTunes, repeat the steps from above to go to Album Info and click Artwork at the top.

1. In this interface, click Add Artwork.

2. In the pop-up, navigate the preserved album cover and select it.

3. Click Open to change the album artwork to the new one.

change Spotify album cover in iTunes

4. Click OK button to save this change.

Change Spotify Album Cover using Groove Music

Applies to: Windows PC

Thing You'll Need: Groove Music

The Windows 10 Groove Music apps for PC still works fine to change album cover on desktop.

1. Open the downloaded music file in Groove.

2. In the side menu, click My music.

3. Under My music, right-click the downloaded song under Songs section and select Show album.

show album in Groove

4. In the album view, see and click the More options button "horizontal 3 dots icon" to select Edit Info.

Or to access the whole album:

5. Under My music, right-click the downloaded album under Albums section and select Edit Info.

edit info in Groove

6. In the pop-up, click on the existing album cover to navigate to the folder where album cover is saved under.

change album cover in Groove

7. To replace the existing album cover to the selected one, select the image and click Open.

8. Click Save to save this change.

changed album cover in Groove

Now the album cover has been changed.

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