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Q: How can I put photo albums onto my iPod touch using Windows? I’ve been told that I can only make photo albums on a Mac.

- Russ

A: Actually, you can create “photo albums” on the iPod touch itself via iTunes on either platform. The only major difference with the Mac platform is that new Mac computers include the “iPhoto” application which allows you to manage and organize your photos. iTunes can read iPhoto directly and transfer pictures onto your iPod based on their album organization within iPhoto.

On a PC, similar functionality is available with Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop Album, but these are not normally included with your PC and instead have to be purchased separately.

A photo management application is not required, however. On either the PC or Mac platform, you can instead choose to simply synchronize a folder of photo images directly. To do this, you simply connect your iPod, select the “Photos” tab from the main iPod configuration screen, and then choose the folder that you would like to synchronize your photos from (ie, “My Pictures”).

In this configuration, each first-level sub-folder under the main folder is represented as a photo album, and you can select which photos “albums” (ie, folders) that you wish to sync to your iPod. To add or remove individual photos, you simply either add the photo to a synced folder, or remove it from that folder and store it elsewhere on your computer. The next time you sync your iPod, any photos that have been added will be added to your iPod, and any photos that you have removed from these folders will be removed.

You can find more information and some detailed instructions in our iPod tutorials section, specifically in our Complete Guide to Displaying Photos on iPod + iPhone.

 

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1

Hello- One of favorite features of the old stand alone Coverflow application was the ability to filter albums by their length. This was a great way to browse through complete albums instead of having to look at hundreds of artists with only one or two songs when I only want complete albums. Is there a way to recreate this feature using smart playlists or any other method? If not, Apple, please add to the next version of iTunes!

Thanks
Tom

Posted by Tom on June 16, 2008 at 11:23 AM (CDT)

2

I am having trouble dragging songs from a CD I downloaded to my iPod.  The manual setting is checked but I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong.  I have done it before but it just started not allowing me to drag the songs.Suggestions?

Posted by Bill on June 18, 2008 at 9:40 AM (CDT)

3

I am picking up my new Mac Book Pro this week, and in anticipation of moving my Itunes, I attempted to consolidate the library.  I first moved the itunes folders to a simpler location (I don’t know why, but they were all stored in a very bizarre place in My Pictures).  Anyhow, after I hit consolidate library, I opened my music, and many of my songs, including 100 that I purchased yesterday to get ready for the new computer, have the little exclamation point now.  When I try to locate the original file, even under the weird path, I come up empty.  Could some tech person help me find this stuff, or do I have to spend several hundred dollars again to replace what I just bought, as well as every other song that now has an exclamation point.  Help!  Jeanne

Posted by Jeanne on June 18, 2008 at 11:16 PM (CDT)

4

Hi,

I am having trouble with transferring my podcasts to my ipod. Some of them show up just fine in iTunes on my PC, but won’t sync to the ipod. Other podcasts sync just fine. Any ideas on how to move a podcast that is in iTunes to my ipod? I have tried both manual and auto sync.  If I could get my ipod to hold all of the podcasts that I have downloaded to my iTunes, I would be a happy camper!  (BTW I have plenty of free spaced left on my ipod).  Thanks ibn advance to anyone who could offer some insight!

Jeff G.

Posted by Jeff G on August 26, 2008 at 7:15 AM (CDT)

5

when I try to sync a movie to my sons ipod classic a message comes up saying ‘are you sure you want to sync movies?all existing songs,movies and tv shows will be removed and replaced with movies from your i tunes library’, as he has over 300 songs on his ipod I would hate to lose them could you advise me please

Posted by Andy Child on June 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM (CDT)

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