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This article was published on July 23, 2012


    Rdio hack day project lives on to let you add custom artwork to your playlists

    Rdio hack day project lives on to let you add custom artwork to your playlists
    Nick Summers
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    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Digital music service Rdio has given users an extra bit of freedom by adding the option of custom artwork to playlists.

    Users can click on the pencil icon in the bottom-right hand corner of the existing artwork, defaulted to show the record sleeves in each playlist, and upload any image on their hard drive. It’s a nice touch, especially if you want it to share with a group of friends after a particular trip, house party or music festival.

    The Rdio blog says the addition was originally created by Rdio engineer Justin Tulloss at a Hack Day held last April. It also recommends uploading images in at least 72 DPI for best results.

    It’s great to see staff at the music streaming service not only experimenting with the platform, but seeing some of their new features realised in the final product sold to the public.