Same for me!!! I use the genres section to browse my movie and I liked it when my favorit movie artwork was the artwork of the genre. In iTunes 10 it was simple to do and perfect. But now it's gone!!!! I hate when apple make things right just to remove it after!!! I realy don't get it and I hope apple will fix it!
To change the genre artwork in iTunes 11 (Windows 7):
1. Close iTunes.
2. Go to: Computer>Local Disk (C:)>Program Files (x86)>iTunes>iTunes.Resources
3. You will see a bunch of jpg (picture) files. They will be named like this: genre-drama, genre-action, etc.
4. Just delete the picture for the particular genre that you want to change.
5. Find a picture you want to use and save in the iTunes.Resources folder. Label it [genre-whatever]
6. Open iTunes. Your genre should be labled with the picture you saved in the iTunes.Resources folder.
While we're on the subject, I wish they would let me display my genres with large pics like before. I liked it that way...
Hey I succeed to find a way.
1-As simple as selecting all the movies in the same genre. (command A of the genre, then command i)
2-Change the name of the genre to completely something else. (temp name)
3-Then selected again all the same movies.
4-And rechange the name of the genre to the one you want.
It seems itunes pick the artwork of the first movie of the genre.
You don't have the choice. But better then nothing.
Hope this help.
As you see the size of the artwork is matching the poster.
Mr Blond Qc, thank you for this suggestion. However, when changing the genre name to a new one I get the first cover to show up in the genre list, which is sweet. But when I change the genre's name back to it's previous original, the cover is gone again. Not so great.
Thank you anyway, at least now we now have a workaround. :thumbup:
I saw this inquiry and had a similar question about how to create a default genre artwork for a newly created genre category in iTunes 11. Following erixium and Steve Taylor1's starting instructions I discovered a method to perform this task that I thought I would share.
- Create a new genre in iTunes.
- Control-click the item you want in a new genre.
- Select Get Info from the drop down menu
- Select the Info tab
- In the Genre box at the bottom type in a new name, let's call it example for this sake.
- Click the Okay button at the bottom right, should be blue.
- Close iTunes
- Create a new Genre artwork from a .jpg file and name it genre-example.jpg
- In Finder go to the Applications window, select iTunes,app and control-click
- Select Show Package Contents from the drop down menu
- Copy the new Genre artwork into the Resources folder
- Look for a file named genres.plist in the Resources folder.
- Copy that folder to another location and save a copy of it in case you make a mistake and need to go back to the original.
- Control-click the file and select open with then other from the menu
- Select textedit.app as the application to open it with and click the open button on the bottom right
- Go to the bottom of the file and select the last 4 lines prior to the line with </array>, they should look like this
- Copy those 4 lines below the selected 4 to create a new item
- Change the 2nd line (in this case musical score) to the name of the new genre you create in iTunes
- Change the 3rd line (in this case genre-soundtrack.jpg) to the name of the .jpg file with your new artwork that you already inserted into the Resources folder of the iTunes package
- Save the file
- Copy the file to the Resources folder of the iTunes package overwriting the original genres.plist file
- Close the iTunes.app Finder window
- Open iTunes
- Your previously newly created genre should now be using the genre artwork that you selected.
If anyone finds an easier way to do this, please post.
- Create a new genre in iTunes.