Written in response to a Usenet request, DockArt simply displays any embedded artwork for the currently-playing track in dock
Version: 1.3DockArt simply displays the embedded cover art for the current iTunes track in the dock. You can either have a new icon appear or replace the iTunes icon to save space.
Operating System: Mac OS X
DockArt is a minimalist app, the sole purpose of which is to display the embedded album art for the currently-playing iTunes track in the dock.
If iTunes is running and playing a song that has cover art you'll see it in the dock. If the current iTunes track has no art, you'll see an image of a missing picture.
Here are some key features of "DockArt":
· Skew Art In Dock
Check this box to tilt the dock tile a bit so it fits in more with the feel of many other application icons.
· Show Unread Podcasts
Check this box to display a badge in the upper-right corner showing the number of podcasts that have not been played.
· Show iTunes Badge
Check this box to use the original iTunes icon as a badge on the dock image to help remind you what that picture actually is. You can use the slider to adjust the size of the badge. I think it looks best in conjunction with the skewing option.
· External Art
If DockArt does not find artwork embedded in the current music file, it will look for an image file with this name in the folder that contains that music file. If you have opted to keep, for example, a single JPEG file in the directory iTunes maintains for each album to reduce space consumption, just enter the name you use for that artwork here. At the moment, this function only supports a single file name. I'll probably get around to supporting "any image in the song's folder" in v1.2, at the same time as I add support for multiple embedded images.
· Display Art On Desktop
Check this box to display the art on the desktop as well as in the dock. It may not be pretty; it's not distorted but the OS will scale it to fill your screen.
· The option to replace iTunes' icon requires iTunes 4.1 or later and QuickTime 6.4 or later.