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iTunes Artwork Chang Arrow has gone?

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  • zit Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    A good idea, but not as good as manual or automatic cycling.

    And the ability to add more than one artwork to a set of songs is still missing.

    I hope Apple cares enough about their products to have someone scanning these discussions.


    Perhaps they are uncomfortable with having the same art duplicated in all the songs of an album.
    But it is less likely to get lost when embedded in the songs, rather than just sitting in the album folder.

    And it's small compared to the audio.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to zit)

    I think the loss of multiple art has more to do with standardising tracks so they work well with iTunes Match. Apple don't monitor the forums for user feedback. That goes to iTunes Feedback.



  • zit Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    The world is going subscription. So will Apple.
    That's OK, but it doesn't work for everything.
    I haven't used Match.
    For a tune with multiple artwork for which it has no match, it will obviously upload all embedded artwork.


    It it has a match, nothing is uploaded, but nothing is deleted either, if I understand correctly.

    I don't see a problem here,
    It might be nice if it uploaded artwork for matched songs, but they don't have to.

  • dcsos Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to zit)

    The problem is I cannot see the back cover and possibly the inner sleve or any other seconday art work i've embedded - visible with ITunes 10.5.

    At lest the Artwork remains in the file. Now how to see it large?

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 2:11 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    With iTunes 11 to see a large version of the primary artwork click the tiny art image in the notification area of the iTunes window.


    If you'd still like access to the various images within the context of iTunes then the only workaround that comes to mind is to create your own digital booklets. This would not only allow access to the images but render them full size on the screen instead of in a tiny window in the corner as was the case with the artwork panel.



  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    Great Idea!

    Apart from converting old format heres how to access new:



    Double-click the iTunes application icon to launch the application.




    Click the "Music" option beneath the "Library" heading in the iTunes application window.




    Click the "Album" option at the top of the iTunes application window to sort the music in your iTunes library alphabetically by album.




    Scroll down to the album for which you wish to view the digital booklet. The digital booklet for an album will be listed before the first track on the album. It will be named "Digital Booklet - XXX," where "XXX" is the name of the album.




    Double-click the digital booklet to open the PDF file in the computer's default PDF viewer application.







    Read more: How to Access a Digital Booklet Album in iTunes | k1Qbid

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to dcsos)

    Well if you're going to roll your own it will be called whatever you call it.


    However the iTunes convention is indeed Digital Booklet - <Album>. Having made you own booklet, given it the file name Digital Booklet - <Album>.pdf  and imported it into iTunes it will initially show up in the Books section.You should select it, Get Info, set the relevant Album, Album Artist and Artist values, then change the media kind to Music.



  • FredrikOOO Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2013 3:54 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    One apparent solution is to downgrade to the last version of iTunes with the "cycle through artwork function" still present. That is if you don't need functions of the later versions. I run 10.4.1 since I heard this is the last "cycle through" version – but someone here suggests it's 10.5.x. Can anyone clear out the fog?

  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to FredrikOOO)

    I'm running 10.5.1 and I can still see back cover in bottom left artwork panel, and also make it large.

    That is if its not 'currently playing' 

    If its currently playing- I can only see the front cover in 'large' in 10.5.1


    This is because of the Quick Time Controls (e.g. Play Triangle) that are embedded in the artwindow when you enlarge it-

    10.4 didn't have these

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to FredrikOOO)

    I've looked at my records and I reported a problem with iTunes, but it is possible that the triangles were removed with the iTunes 10.5.0.x release.


    As long as you backup your current database properly you can install a different version to test it, then uninstall iTunes, restore your archived database, then reinstall your preferred build.



  • dcsos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    Hey I just looked I am 10.5.141 -- just before you by a day or two I bet!!!

    and of course I stiil have triangles in lower left allowing more than just front cover art.

    As I said before, the back cover will pop up when you double cliick it to full screen long as its not the tune thats currently playing

    If its the currently playing one, the front cove pops up instead.

    While listening to other songs, the back cover is still accesible full screen in 10.5.141

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