Removing iTunes Artwork

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by James.Paul, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. James.Paul macrumors regular

    May 19, 2002
    Northallerton, England
    How do you remove iTunes artwork? I have tried to drag it out or replace with a new cover but i still cant remove the original. I used one of those software apps that import all cover artwork and now some of U2 collection has a Prince album cover on!!! Worse still, 'Dont get me wrong' by The Pretenders has 30 Classic Country Hits!!!!

    Thanks for any help
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    You'll have to mark the songs, one by one, choose File -> Get Info (Cmd I) -> Artwork, mark the artwork and press the Delete button. Then, if this was the first song on the album, you can press Next down in the left hand corner and delete the Artwork from the next song, and so on...

    Annoying as H*** that you cannot delete Artwork for multiple songs... :mad:

    Anyone found a better way...?
  3. James.Paul thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2002
    Northallerton, England
    Your right it is a bit of a trawl but at least prince's mugshot will be gone!!!

    Thanks mate
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    There does need to be a better way. It isn't intuitive at all. Adding artwork is simple and easy. Getting rid of it shouldn't be such a chore. I remember the first time I tried to delete artwork it took me forever to figure it out.

    Its disappointing that something this simple should be made so obscure. I would think you should just be able to drag it out and it disappear in a puff like you do on other things. But since you can't, it leaves you scratching your head the first time. I thought for a while that adding on top of it was replacing it, but no... it just added another artwork, which confused me even more. The good news is once you go to all the trouble to figure it out, you don't forget it! :D
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    If you choose the song you want and then press Command-R to show the songs in the Finder, you'll see the artwork as a jpeg file there. Just drag the relevant pictures to the trash.

    Still not great, but never mind. Why do you want to delete artwork anyway?
  6. James.Paul thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2002
    Northallerton, England
    For me, it's just to remove some artwork that was put there by a third party app that i used to add artwork to my 2900 songs in one go. It did pretty well but on a few, it went tits up and stuck all sorts of artwork on that weren't anything to do with that song. It confused Prince and U2? The Pretenders with some Country & Western Classics compilation and James with James Taylor. I've now removed all the artwork and so it's done. It would be nice to see you being able to drag and drop it out of it's viewer though.
  7. Roadfordaddy macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2009
    This works:

    I have tried the other above suggestions.. thank you. 'Get info' worked for some artwork but not all... unknown why; plus it was time consuming. Viewing the artwork in 'finder' did not work for me as the jpeg file was not in that file.. only the .m4a files were there.

    :apple:THIS WORKS: On iTunes, view your albums in 'grid' view (see image below). Right click on the album. Select 'clear downloaded artwork' below 'get album artwork' near the bottom.

    Attached Files:

  8. kyatay24 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    You can always select all your songs, click get info. Then check the box beside the artwork on the right hand side (it should be blank) and then click okay. then it will delete all the artwork.

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