How do I delete album art?

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  1. aslauga macrumors member

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    I've been happily using clutter for a while, putting Album Art into iTunes. However, its just dawned on me exactly how much space its all taken up and I want to get rid of it, but sadly I can't find the files. Where are they stored? I have barely any hard disk space left so I'm sort of desperate. Its also a bit buggy - The Red Hot Chilli Peppers album cover has made itself cover of any album with 'Greatest Hits' in the title - more than annoying!

    Thanks
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    album art is store in the id tags of the songs, to delete it open up iTunes select the track, get info by right clicking and from there you can delete the artwork
     
  3. aslauga thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there any way of doing this more quickly? I have c. 3000 songs....
     
  4. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiosity, how much space is the artwork taking up for 3000 songs?
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Mark all 3000 songs, open Multiple Song Information window (File -> Get Info or cmd-I), check the box next to the small Artwork window and click OK...

    ...all Artwork gone...
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    You can do it by artists/albums instead of individually.



    Edit: MItth's way of selecting all is waaay better! :eek: :)
     
  7. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    Clutter stores the images under user=> Library=> Images => Clutter => CDS.
     
  8. aslauga thread starter macrumors member

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    Not all of them had artwork - at a guestimate I'd say 60% of my songs had artwork = 1800. Before I deleted it all there was 12GB of stuff, after deletion - 11.81 GB. So not a huge amount - about 100KB/song (is that a lot?). Still, 190MB which could be better spent somewhere else. It also makes me wonder if each song has an image stored separately or whether all songs from an album reference the same image.

    I'm quite happy just opening clutter when I want to display the album art on my desktop - a lot less hassle, and my clutter folder is only 4.7 MB big which is a nice saving.

    Thanks for the help everyone :)

    EDIT: 1320 songs had artwork, making 140KB/song ish for artwork.
     
  9. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    I had the same problem and reported it as a bug to the devs, maybe you should do the same.
    Storage enough here, and i like artwork :D
     
  10. aslauga thread starter macrumors member

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    Just out of interest, was it with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers? :p

    Update: Updating my iPod led to absolutely no reduction in memory usage - very odd. Anyone know why? (Not that it matters - that at least has plenty of storage)
     
  11. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    nope, worse. It added artwork to every album with 'pi' in the name.
    Pi is a great movie with a nice soundtrack btw.

    As for the peppers, i don't own their 'greatest hits' i do have their 'what hits!?'
    edit: and Blood Sugar Sex Magic, By The Way, Californication and One Hot Minute :)
     
  12. aslauga thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not a massive massive fan - the CD was given me by a friend - but its good listenable-to stuff :)

    Was this a Clutter error then? And I agree, Album artwork is kinda cute - maybe I'll get into it again when Clutter sorts itself out.

    Pi. /me researches.
     

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