Custom art for playlist and album covers

You can customize the playlist thumbnail by using the Playlist Editor.

The first step is to use a good quality image. The album art that comes with a download is generally poor. I like to get better photos of album art. Here is where I look for album art: You need to join (free) to download an album cover without a “watermark” showing. When you select a cover, I suggest getting one about 1 MB in size.

If you are going to put custom art on the playlist, the size is not square. So you need to crop the photo into about 400 by 600 pixels.

Here is a screen shot of a Beatles playlist:

Step 1: Open the Playlist Editor.
Step 2: In the Playlist Editor, select the Playlist from the ones listed below.
Step 3: Go to the large + at the top of the editor and select “Change Image”

It is important to re-size the image to the 400 by 600 pixels.

This process is obviously not necessary, but it enhances my enjoyment of the music hobby.

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If you have some skills in a photography app like Photoshop or others, you can make even more complex playlist thumbnail photos. This is a playlist photo I made out of six album covers I downloaded from

This involves multiple layers in Photoshop and not a project for a beginner. But I’m retired and have time to learn it on YouTube.

Here is the finished product:
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