Equinux has announced the release of CoverScout 2.3, an update to the software that scours the Internet to find album art for the music you’ve ripped in iTunes. A free update for CoverScout 2.x users, CoverScout 2.3 costs $19.95.
Compatible with iTunes 7 and designed to complement iTunes’ own Cover Flow feature, CoverScout uses the image libraries of Amazon.com and Google Images to help fill in the gaps in the album art of your iTunes library. CoverScout copies that data into the music file as a standard ID3 tag, as well, which is more flexible, portable and independent than the way iTunes links album art data, according to the developers.
New to the 2.3 release is support for Apple’s iSight and other QuickTime-compatible webcams, along with an integrated cover editor. Albums with unknown status, missing or incomplete covers can be combined into a single view for more convenient editing. The application’s stability has been improved too.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, iTunes 6.0.2 and an active Internet connection.