How to Remove a Photo Attached to an Audio File

Written by jason artman
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Certain types of audio files, such as MP3 files, have the ability to store images such as album art. When you play those files in Windows Media Player or on a portable MP3 player, the screen displays the image attached to the file. Windows allows you to edit the tags of any MP3 file, enabling you to remove an image from a song if you would like to attach a different one.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Windows 7

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  1. 1

    Right-click the audio file that you would like to edit and select "Properties."

  2. 2

    Click the "ID-Tag" tab at the top of the window.

  3. 3

    Click "Front Album Art" under the "Album Cover" heading.

  4. 4

    Click the "Remove" command at the bottom of the window. The words "Front Album Art" disappear from the window.

  5. 5

    Click "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • To confirm that you have selected the correct audio file, click the "View" button under "Album Art" after clicking the "ID-Tag" tab. Windows displays a large version of the image attached.

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