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

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  • Fabini Calculating status...

    Kim, I'd love to hover over your shoulder to see how you are relating to music and images on your computer. - Fabini

  • seakret Calculating status...

    The disadvantages are multi:

    1) many users count on seeing the artwork for selected titles much like when you had a record collection you didn't just grab any record b&d assume it was the one you were looking for it! You made the visual connection to the music. Now if you were to choose one of many versions of Bob Dylan's blowin in the wind you would probably like to see the cover before you start playing it !!

    2) this is EXTREMELY important for DJ's.

    3) it is also crucial for those of us who scan in hi-res images. Seeing them the size of a pinhead is disheartening. And even the blow up looks weird with its shadow. Not crisp. Plus that's an extra click :-(


  • 2Appleuser1 Calculating status...

    Bravo!!!  You've stated this much better and much more concisely than I could have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I agree with what you say ENTIRELY here, and would upvote it 1 million times if I could!


    Adding multiple images is now a NIGHTMARE for those of us adding lots of music, or in updating our older tracks.  You have to now do them all one by one!!!  You used to be able to select multiple tracks and do it by dragging an image to the album artwork in the lower left hand corner.


    Also, seeing the secondary images is difficult like you said as well.  It's just dumb.  A few versions ago, there was actually an arrow at the top left and right of the album artwork at the bottom left of the screen.  With that you were able to cycle through the different images you had for each track, and could click to enlarge the one you wanted to see.  That was HUGELY helpful, and very wonderful.  GONE!!! 


    If they just brought this one thing back, I'm actually pretty happy with this update...

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Kim, 2Appleuser1, Seakret, I am not unsympathetic to your plight. I guess the visuals in iTunes were never as important to me as when I actually pulled albums off a shelf. I have high expectations that Apple will modify the album cover/additional graphics issue in future upgrades. - Fabini

  • Eddie Strauss Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)

    Vidiat, you CAN add artwork to an entire album at once. In list view you can't see it or watch it happen, but you can add it and then change views to look at it.


    Group select all the tracks of an album for which you wish to add artwork. Get Info. There is not an Artwork tab in a group selection, but there IS an Artwork box in tab 2. You can drop or paste album art into this box on the lower right. You will see messages showing you that each track is taking on the graphic.

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Understood.  Thanks.  For those of us with wax (record collections), we're used to images, and good quality ones.  Organizing the music and being able to access the images easily is big for many reasons.


    We can argue that there are many reasons for why we'd want this, but the question I have is why take it off on Apple's part?  What'd they gain from it?  Just doesn't make sense.  I guess it fits in with the simplicity model.


    Just bring this back and many of us are content.  Just the option of it.  Those that don't want it, can leave it off.

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Eddie, the problem with this is that it only works for ONE image.  Try to add a second image to each track and you tell me how you have to do it and how fun it is...

  • Eddie Strauss Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)

    2Appleuser1, Ah. You are right, my man!


    How could you do that before? Add a second image to a group of files at once.. ?

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You select multiple tracks, and then just take the image and drag it onto the album artwork at the bottom left hand pane, and it would add that as a second (third, fourth, etc.) image to every file.  IT WAS WONDERFUL!


    Gone now.  Hope they bring it back, along with the ability to easily navigate through all those images.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    2Appleuser1 wrote:

    You select multiple tracks, and then just take the image and drag it onto the album artwork at the bottom left hand pane, and it would add that as a second (third, fourth, etc.) image to every file.  IT WAS WONDERFUL!

    I'm starting to get it. I did exactly what you described for that bootleg album shown in a previous post. I dragged it in once for all the songs. Now, I would have to add it one by one. Yes, that's a drag.

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Kim, agreed!  You can now click on a track, and by merely being part of an album, it'll look like it has an image, but it might have nothing.  No way to tell unless you check each track manually, and no way to easily add to each track collectively.


    They need to fix this.

  • 2Appleuser1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly.  And I admit I'm a bit rare in this specific need.  But it's big for me.


    The bigger issue affecting more people is just the general lack of the artwork pane.  For adding multiple images, or for just seeing the ones you already have. 

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