Possibility to change the Artist picture

Bug #1461815 reported by Pablo Marlasca on 2015-06-04
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Music App

Bug Description

Some time ago I filed another request for adding customized images to the playlists.

It would be great as well to do it in the Artists tab, since many times the artist picture doesn't seem too representative of the group, or even there is no image found for some groups.

If the user could download, for example, the official logo for each band and choose it, it would be much easier to find quickly at a glance some artist. I guess it's just a matter of adding the support to choose some local files for the pics.

It would be great if you could add this feature :)

Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

Hi Pablo, thanks for filing this request! At the moment I don't think fits within the project's goals. I agree it'd be a neat feature, I just think it might be "clumsy" on a phone. However, as we move towards desktop convergence, such "power user" features might be great to have.

Changed in music-app:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pablo Marlasca (pamarsan1993) wrote :

Yeah it's not anything urgent obviously :) hope to see it in a future, thank you anyway ;)

luho (div-h) wrote :

Two features regarding this topic would be of real help and maybe could be implemented easy:
a) a checkbox to disable automatic download of artist-pictures
-> on my bq 4.5 is a folder named "Soundtrack - Natural Born Killers" and it loaded automatically a picture of "Natural Born Chillers 2" - that is quite disturbing.
b) a button to delete artist-pictures that got downloaded automatically
-> maybe it would be good if users were asked if they want to spend free space on their device for pictures.

Warren Jacques (warren-bipco) wrote :


I think the current default is quite annoying when it doesn't work properly. I don't so much mind not having an artist picture (though would be better if we could add our own if one is not found), but having a completely wrong picture of a different artist just seems foolish.

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