5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2008 9:06 AM by turingtest2
gab2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For some reason some of my album art does not fill up or resize when I resize the album art panel (the lower left hand side of itunes). This happens only with some, not all, of my art. Some additional background:

- No problem with album art in cover flow or grid views
- album art was embedded in file by another program (not itunes)
- Occurs in itunes 7 and itunes 8
- for the album art that is a problem, the art does not fill in the album art panel and therefore when i resize the panel, it just stays the same size.

Dell, Windows XP
  • gab2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    any ideas on this issue. i can't solve it.
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,090 points)
    It has to do with the size of the artwork you saved. Teensy artwark won't get bigger, but large artwork gets scaled down to fit, in a nutshell.



    And it seems (forum regulars or passers-by, please correct me if I'm wrong) that the resolution on artwork keeps growing. iTunes v6 used to use about 600x600 pixels, but now it's bigger.
  • gab2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply - I appreciate the help. I still don't understand why it would scale in the other views (cover flow and list view)
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,090 points)
    I'm not sure either, since I'm not sitting in fromnt of your PC ; )


    Could you have any iTunes Store-downloaded artwork attached to some of those files that resize correctly? That's what I'd check first. On just one of those tracks, try a right-click. Does the flyout menu show "Remove downloaded artwork"? If so, some iTS artwork might be attached to it.
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,085 points)
    I still don't understand why it would scale in the other views (cover flow and list view)

    Who knows? The artwork preview panel pre-dates Cover Flow, so when Cover Flow was intoduced and made to scale art up as well as down, perhaps nobody considered revisiting the code for the artwork panel to make it work the same way. However, I find the existing behaviour quite handy for spotting when I have images that are too small, since these generally don't scale well. I have my artwork panel set to fit my minimum acceptable size of 200x200 pixels so if I ever notice a white border I know to try and find better quality art.

    tt2