Transfer Photos from Computer to iPod

Once you have imported your digital images from your camera to your computer, you can transfer them to your iPod. The photos will have been imported into a folder that is located on your computer hard drive. If you are using a Mac, iPhoto will let you automatically transfer photo albums. If you are using a Windows PC, you can use Adobe Photoshop to transfer digital photos. Depending on how many photos you have in your digital camera, it may take up to one hour to transfer everything. To transfer from your Mac to your iPod use the following steps in combination with the iPhoto program:

  • Open up the iTunes program and choose the iPod icon in the iTunes Source List.
  • Choose the options button.
  • Click on photos and then choose the synchronize photos from option. When the pop up menu appears, choose the iPhoto option.
  • You can now choose to copy all of your digital photos to your iPod. Or you can choose to copy only certain photos from your iPhoto albums.

Keep in mind that every time you connect your iPod to your computer, the photos will be automatically transferred. To transfer your digital photos from the Windows OS to your iPod use the following steps:

  • To transfer using Windows, you will be using either the “Photoshop Album” program or “Photoshop Elements”.
  • Open up the iTunes program. Select the iPod icon from the iTunes Source List.
  • Click on the options button.
  • Click on the photos option and then choose the synchronize photos from option.
  • Choose the photoshop album or photoshop elements option from the menu.
  • You have the option of importing all of your photos to your iPod or you can choose to import only certain photos from your photo albums. This option requires that you choose the copy selected albums only selection.

Remember that when you connect your iPod to your computer that all of your photos, unless otherwise indicated, will be automatically transferred to your iPod. Another way that you can transfer digital photos to your iPod is to transfer them from a folder on your hard drive. All you need to do is drag the digital images that you want from a specific folder on the hard drive. You can place these photos in individual photo albums on your iPod. Simply create folders inside the main folder, making sure to name them all accurately so that you can keep track of which photo belongs where. Then drag each particular image into the appropriate folder. Use the following steps to complete:

  • To transfer using Windows, you will be using either the “Photoshop Album” program or “Photoshop Elements”.
  • Open up the iTunes program. Select the iPod icon from the iTunes Source List.
  • Click on the options button.
  • Click on the photos option and then choose the synchronize photos from option.
  • Choose the photoshop album or photoshop elements option from the menu.
  • You have the option of importing all of your photos to your iPod or you can choose to import only certain photos from your photo albums. This option requires that you choose the copy selected albums only selection.

You can transfer full resolution image files to your iPod. Each time that you transfer digital photos to your iPod, iTunes will make sure that each picture is optimized for ideal viewing. The one thing to keep in mind is that full resolution image files won’t be transferred by default. You may be asking yourself why it’s useful to transfer full resolution images in the first place. The reason is this: you may want to store high resolution images on your
computer but you may not want to view them at full resolution quality on your iPod. If you want to transfer full resolution files use the following steps:

  • Open up the iTunes program. Select the iPod icon from the iTunes Source List.
  • Click on the options button.
  • Click on the photos option and then choose the include full resolution photos option.

At this time iTunes will copy your full resolution photo copies to the “photos folder” that is on your iPod.

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