Replacing unflattering Coverflow images

Reader Kevin Taylor sent an image of yours truly to the Mac 911 address along with this note:

Thanks for a great video, as always, on “Exploring iTunes Rentals.”

Just wanted to point out, however, the unflattering image the video has in Coverflow. A burgeoning sneeze, perhaps? J. Snell’s recent review of the MacBook Air was similar…. I vote for a photo of Sarah Connor from the new Terminator TV show, personally.

Kevin, while I’m afraid I can’t accommodate your seemingly unquenchable thirst for images of Lena Headey, there is something I can do about those Coverflow images. For those of you who would care to do likewise with Coverflow previews of your videos, try this:

Open your video in QuickTime Player and find a frame that shows your best side (or, if you insist, the best side of Lena Headey, who doesn’t appear to have many bad ones). Press Command-C to copy that frame to the clipboard.

Locate your movie file and press Command-I to bring up the Info window. Click the movie icon in the upper left corner and press Command-V to paste the frame you copied from QuickTime Player. Select the movie in the Finder and ogle the improved results in Coverflow view. Note that if you expand the Coverflow window the preview icon is likely to be pixilated.

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