It seems that by default all artist thumbnails in artwork view are of low quality when first populated. This doesn't look very good on bigger monitors where you might want the thumbnails to appear bigger.
I'm not sure why the thumbs are of so low quality but if I had to guess it might have something to do with performance while scrolling or time needed to populate.
If scrolling performance is not affected by the quality of the thumbs after they are populated I suggest to provide an option to automatically download high quality thumbs instead of low quality ones.
Fanart.tv (which is already supported for album covers) is the perfect website for this task in my opinion since it has artist thumbnails for the majority artists and most of the times the most downloaded thumb is also the best looking.
I think of this feature as an automated single function process. Just download the most downloaded artist thumb from fanart.tv for each and every single artist.
I know you can change the artist thumbs manually but it would take forever for a large library and hence having this kinda of functionality would make things so much easier. Please correct me if there is indeed an easy way to accomplish this.
Steven what do you think? Would something like this be easy to implement?
I imagine that there are more people with big monitors, like me, who wish to have higher quality artwork instead of the current low-quality ones. So voice your opinion people!