updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed October 22, 2008
CoverScout 3 released
equinux has begun shipping CoverScout 3, an update of its iTunes assistant utility. The software is used to find and apply album art not available through the iTunes Store, by searching through various online resources such as Amazon, Walmart and Google Image Search. New to the program is a revised interface, which combines Cover Flow with other technologies such as Quick Look.
Search functionality has been expanded to search all chosen sites simultaneously, the art from which is displayed in a combined shelf. Also present is a companion Research Assistant utility, which lets users enter their own sites for search, and the option of directly inserting an image captured via a QuickTime-compatible webcam.
A Cover Editor in the program, lastly, is able to adjust light levels and size, as well as add frames or cropping and rotation. CoverScout costs $40, and requires Mac OS X 10.5.