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  • Svennnn Level 1 (0 points)

    Seriously this is terrible! Please Apple! Give us back the option to scroll/browse through the albumcovers, and to view the album art in the left down corner! These were the reasons I switched from WMP to iTunes! The new design of iTunes is nice, but this way it's all very cluttered and messy!

  • zef7 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ya, you have to actually play a song from the album now to change the image thumbnail at the top to see if it is missing art.

  • XenoKay Level 1 (0 points)

    I think the "new" design is a step backwards. I want to see my album art front and center! Or rather at the bottom left corner of my screen, now!


    Bring it back in the next update.


    I don't think I've ever responded to an issue on this website. This is my first. I feel STRONGLY about this issue.


    Bring album artwork and coverflow back. I know people miss coverflow, but I miss album artwork!!!

  • Steve Gallagher Level 1 (10 points)

    XenoKay wrote:


    I think the "new" design is a step backwards. I want to see my album art front and center! Or rather at the bottom left corner of my screen, now!


    Bring it back in the next update.


    I don't think I've ever responded to an issue on this website. This is my first. I feel STRONGLY about this issue.


    Bring album artwork and coverflow back. I know people miss coverflow, but I miss album artwork!!!

    Apple has to seriously think about splitting iTunes into two or more pieces of software. They've added so much "functionality" to it that it's become total bloatware that doesn't suit anyone's needs.


    I want iTunes to be a media management/library program. I'll even pay for a "pro" version, like they have Aperture alongside iPhoto.


    I knew things were going to go awry when they added all the iPhone/Touch app sync to to the party. Now you can't define what iTunes is in one sentence.


    Jobs would not approve.

  • DonkeyKing Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem with the "get info" way to add artwork to multple tracks is that iTunes somehow insists on converting anything dragged there into a PNG. So if I'm using a, say, 600x600 100kb JPG that looks just fine, it will convert it into a 500kb PNG, adding 400kb of unnecessary space consumption to each and every file. The issue was there before iTunes 11, but at least one could circumvent it by dragging the JPG into the artwork box in the lower left corner instead, which did (oddly enough) *not* result in the conversion to PNG. But that option is now gone, effectively rendering iTunes 11 unusable for adding artwork properly.


    I reverted to iTunes 10.x on the Mac that I'm usually using for tag editing.

  • required desired alias Level 1 (10 points)

    Fabini wrote:


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


    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?


    That's not the same thing. iTunes 10 showed the cover are for all albums visible in the list view. This iTunes 11 method doesn't help at all with finding albums while browsing.

  • required desired alias Level 1 (10 points)

    zef7 wrote:


    I have found a way to add the album art to multiple songs at once. 


    • Find the artwork on the internet such as Google, etc. that you want to use.
    • Drag the artwork to your desktop.
    • In iTunes, highlight the songs you want (using shift) and then press i.
    • Check the Artwork button and then click on the empty white box.
    • Drag the artwork file from your desktop into this white empty box. 


    It will now update and use that artwork for all of the selected songs.

    You can delete the image from your desktop when you are done, everything will save.



    That works in iTunes 10 also. Please don't advertise it as a nifty new iTunes 11 feature.

  • seakret Level 1 (0 points)

    Seriously folks  this thread is getting way off course. This is not a thread about how to add pics to multiple items in iTunes!  It's about the very limited capabilities of iTunes 11 to "properly" display album art. With 11 one cannot view the album art of a selected now need to PLAY THE SONG. This is fundamentally wrong for those of us who use iTunes as a database or catalog of our music. Now we can no longer select a song by looking at its representative artwork. We just need to look at the song title and details only. Remember when you would flip through your record sleeves to find what you were looking for to play? Now we just have to look through text to find it or switch to album alphabetical mode...not very inspirational.

  • Cody_Salukis Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to add to the buzz and display my hatred for the missing album art on the side. This isn't a hard thing to add to the player. Remember when you talked this feature up? Why the heck would I care to display the BPM or other useless information (for me) along side my tracks.


    Apple. Please bring this back. Or at least respond to this concern. There are 14 pages of comment. I KNOW YOU SEE THIS.

  • pizzaazzip Level 1 (0 points)

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    This is a work around but press the mini viewer icon (windows it is on the left and is the Switch To MiniPlayer option) or which ever alternative of your choice like Command/Ctrl+ Shift/Option + M and press the super small icon which has album artwork.  You will see something like this. 


    You get an extra window which is the artwork only, when you mouse over you get controls like next, pause, volume, etc.  It even adjusts when the song changes.  If you have the mini player open, it also notifies you which song is playing currrently playing with a little bubble thing.  For mac, I removed GrowlTunes from autostarting on login because this now replaces that functionality for me.

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  • Carlow Bantry Level 1 (0 points)

    I am finding iTunes 11 extremely frustrating. I have done my best to make it look and function like iTunes 10 - but I miss my album art in the left-hand pane and the ability to view the art by selecting the song. I know there is a keyboard shortcut but I also miss the button for going straight to the song currently playing.


    What I am finding most annoying is the way that the library resets itself every time you move between different sections of iTunes. If I have an album selected and displaying in Music - and then I switch to the Store or to an inserted CD - when I switch back to Music, the Library has completely reset itself. This is especially maddening when I am trying to re-import a CD or add new tracks, or when I'm trying to compare albums in my Library with songs in the Store etc.


    And the 'Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases' keeps resetting itself in preferences! I don't want to see iTunes in the Cloud purchases! There are things that I've purchased and subsequently deleted - and it keeps showing dozens of songs that my kids have downloaded for their desktops. I turned it off when I installed the new iTunes a few days ago - for reasons I don't understand, this 'feature' has turned itself back on twice.


    Clearly some people on this forum like the new iTunes and good luck to them. But for me the new iTunes is on a par with Apple maps: that's two in a row that Apple have got wrong.

  • KMITB Level 1 (0 points)

    I am in the same boat as most of you...itunes has become style over substance.  For that very reason, I have downgraded to itunes 10.5 as it was the last version to have the ability to change the album art to show liner notes, back cover, or whatever else you wanted associated with the song/album.  Plus, even though I didn't use cover flow much, it's still a nice way to display music when you are playing music for a while.  The ability to put it on a tv is a bonus.  I will not upgrade itunes again unless they bring back the functions that made it great.  Unfortunately, like others have mentioned, it's unlikely they will. 


    Like it or not, welcome to the post-Jobs Apple.

  • M.J.O. Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope you are wrong and that is not a general "post-jobs" style but has other, legitimate reasons.

  • KMITB Level 1 (0 points)

    They are slipping.  Look at the Maps fiasco...the delay with itunes 11...Final Cut Pro X...even criticism on their latest phones.  Apple was solid in what they did...but it seems that when the leader took ill...they really started to suffer.  Now you can see that as plain as day!

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