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iTunes 11: No more album art preview for selected track??? :(

169245 Views 697 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2014 8:58 PM by RottenApple22 RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Juhachi Calculating status...

    I've been a loyal iTunes user for over 7 years now, but the loss of the album art preview in my playlists (without having to play the songs) is a travesty, plain and simple. I have almost 7,000 songs and I largely rely on album art to navigate some of my more larger playlists which have 10 or more albums and 100+ songs in them. Not to mention that I, shockingly, actually like looking at some of the album covers as the song plays, not just some dinky little square in the left of middle on the top, and the fact that clicking on that dinky square opens up a whole new window separate from the iTunes window itself is even more annoying, since I often have 6 or more programs/windows open at the same time; I don't need any more clutter!

  • Made In Machines Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If they brought that feature back I'd consider itunes 11 a great success. Every mode looks great apart from song view and playlist view - the two most used views!!!

  • Revealed Calculating status...

    This *****!! Apple please bring back the Coverflow Album Artwork that used to be so visible at the top. This is the first time that I've been so truley dissapointed in an Apple upgrade. Thsi Bites!! I sure hope they fix this real soon.

  • Dimitris Segounis Calculating status...

    iTunes 11 is a horrible, nonsensical regression... Apple removed - for NO apparent reason - much of the functionality that made the previous version great...


    Apple FIX iTunes NOW...


  • loremila84 Calculating status...

    yea apple, please put that thing back..  it was the most useful thing

  • mishas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding my voice to wanting album covers back in the corner... for shame

  • mitchb13 Calculating status...

    I made my own workaround. Basically just double-click the artwork to bring it up in a new window, then position it however you want. It's not like it was in iTunes10, but it's at least something.



  • seakret Calculating status...

    Not sure how your new window helps since you still can't see a selected track's art. Yes you can create a window for an track that is playing but not for one that is selected. Back to square one.


  • Eddie Strauss Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)

    The main problem for everyone, including me, is that the list view is the most detailed. It's where you can see the most things about your entries at a glance. And yet there is no album graphic there to help your eye. It's really crippling since we are all used to having the album artwork in that view.


    I always used the second icon (Album view?). That separate each album with dividing lines and you could have a cover showing even if there were only a couple of tracks.


    The problem for everyone for whom clicking that image at the top is not good enough is that you can only see album art if you start playing a track. It feels so lame to have to actually start a track playing just to see the album cover art for identity purposes.

  • vidiat Calculating status...

    Why did Apple completely kill album art preview in Songs view (list view) in iTunes 11?


    In another screw-up, they still allow you to add multiple album art to a single track (right click a single track, select Get Info, select Artwork tab and drag and drop one or more images into window) but have no way to do this with more than one track at a time.  If you select 2  or more tracks, the Artwork tab is not available.  And there is still no way to access the multiple images you do add except through the very clumsly, non-user friendly method using Get track at a time!


    I thought Apple was supposed to be "user friendly" and about the music!!


    Apple...please return album art handling to the way it used to be in version 9...please?

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    It's true, iTunes11 shows cover art differently, but it still displays cover art.

    iTunes Cover Art.jpg

    Click on the small album cover and get a bigger rendition.

    Mouse over and get access to controls.

    What disadvantage is this to previous versions?

  • 2Appleuser1 Calculating status...

    AGREE with so many on here!!!!!!!!


    The album artwork is HUGE for me.  Especially in organizing my music.  For now playing, it's not that big a loss for me.  But for adding new pictures, this is a MAJOR missing element.  Well, adding pictures is easy in the Get Info section of each track, but in attaching MORE THAN ONE picture to each song, having the album artwork icon was PRICELESS!!! 


    Now it's gone.  Why??? Instead of selecting multiple songs, and dragging an image over the artwork icon and copying, I now have to add to each song individually.  Nightmare!!!

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You could do this in the previous version. 


    The problem with the new version is that if you select a track, you don't know if it has the artwork or not.  If it's part of an album, the artwork will show up, even if only one track has the image.  Additionally you can't just click on the track and then click on the image and see a larger view of the album artwork.  Which is nice to do when just sifting through and looking at music.


    Also, in adding more than one image to a track, this does NOTHING.  Having this view helps not at all!

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