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iTunes Artwork Chang Arrow has gone?

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DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 28, 2011 3:26 AM

I have back, front and CD covers for the majority of my iTunes playlists. WHY WHY WHY Apple has somebody decide to get rid of the arrow in the iTunes artwork window to change the artwork? WHY WHY WHY has somebody also decided that you can no longer highlight all the album tracks and drag multiple pieces of artwork onto the artwork window?


Like several aspects of Lion these are backward steps.Please show some respect to the massive amount of work that many of us have done on iTunes and leave things alone!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • rainerfromstockach Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:59 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    years of my work... gone! I scanned all my CDs - front, back, booklet... I am really, really disappointed!!

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Nov 28, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    I can still add multiple art, but only via the Artwork tab in Get Info. and I have to use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste as the context menus aren't there. (Weird, I tried again and the menus are there now.) Another change I've just noticed is that if you drop an image onto a track with two or more embedded images, the new image becomes the second, the first is preserved, and all others are removed.


    My money would be on this being a set of related bugs rather than a deliberate feature change. I've submitted a bug report to that effect.



  • born2rock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    Same problem here. Please bring those arrows back!

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,580 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to born2rock)

    Apple won't see your comment here born2rock, but does monitor feedback provided through the contact link at the bottom of the page.


    I can still switch artwork with arrows.  Mind you, I am still using iTunes 7.5.  You don't absolutely have to automatically upgrade just because they bring out a new version. Take a look at the new version, see if there are improvements, or the reverse, then decide.

  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:26 AM (in response to Limnos)

    Assuming Apple doesn't eviscerate the files of the secondary graphics with another upgrade, there could be a plug in that reads the graphic and runs along side iTunes..we should get someone or Apple to program an alternative If we have to accept this downgrade in iTunes proper.

  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to dcsos)

    I've developed a quick workaround, and am still hoping Apple will fix this!

    Go To Get Info on the tune you want to see secondary artwork for.

    Go To the Artwork tab

    Drag the back cover to the desktop, and it will create a new jpg you can open with quick viw or prieview where you can see it large!

    you end up with a lot of jpgs on the desktop to discard!

  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:33 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    Please explain: Is the program removing the secndary artwork itself? Or just still refusing to display it?

    I would expect the only way to lose secondary artwork (backcover) would be to restore from iTunes match.

    I, having secondary artwork, like you dave, need my own little few iTunes store items  'match' my eccentric collection..(lot of LP's played into a MP3 file)

  • RonnRoxx Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    Yes, I too want the arows back. I have tons of albums with front & back covers and a few with extras as well. I loved being able to click the arrow above the cover (at the bottom  left of iTunes) and scroll through the artwork for that track.


    The strange thing is that when I add an image by dragging it to the cover in the corner, I see the arrows appear for a second before disappearing again. Anyone else notice this?


    In any event, not sure why Apple would remove this 'feature' on purpose. The fact that I can see them (even just for a second) tells me they are still there, but hidden ;-(

  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to RonnRoxx)

    I see the phantoms also..but I suggest since I-tunes match -matches your ripped content - with apples 'for sale' - content is a move to   force you to 'accept' only the front cover supplied by Apple.


    This is bad


    I have back cover with credits and production information I've stored in the files from my cds.

    I've scanned sone artwork myself as well as grabbing it from sites on the web.

    This would be a supreme waste.

    Someone should step up with a utility to view embedded artwork - if such a program exists..let us know about it

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