Best album artwork resolution for iPod touch?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Hi all

While I'm anxiously awating for my touch to arrive, I've been trying to fill in the missing album art of my music. I'd like to know what's the best resolution to get them displayed on the touch. I don't want to put huge artwork into my iPod so it doesn't take up too much space, but I don't want it to be too small for me to properly enjoy it.

The artwork seems to be displayed quite big on the touch:

I really don't care about how the artwork looks like on iTunes, I just care about how it looks like on the touch.

What do you guys think?




  • Reply 1 of 1
    The resolution is 480x320, but could go up in the future of course.

    If I recall correctly iTunes 'optimizes' the artwork when you transfer songs to an iPod, I don't know if that means it makes a copy in smaller size to match the target iPod/iPhone's screen resolution or not.

    So, uh, shoot for 600x600 for future proofing I suppose but 300x300 is probably the lower limit of what would still look good.
Sign In or Register to comment.