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Q: I’m having problems downloading a photo folder from my pictures to iPod
classic. I changed the order of the photos from the way they were when I loaded them to my pc. The iPod insists on storing them in the original order. I’ve tried deleting them from the iPod and reinstalling, I’ve tried deleting the original folder in my pictures and reinstalling, I’ve tried deleting the iPod photo cache and reinstalling but none of this seems to work. Any suggestions?

- Bob

A: Unfortunately, when iTunes transfers photos to the iPod, it defaults to sorting them chronologically using the date information embedded in the files. The only exception is for Mac users who are using iPhoto to organize their photo collection, in which case the sort order specified in iPhoto will be used.

If you are not using iPhoto, the only way to change the sort order of your photos is to change the internal date/time stamps on the photos themselves. Photo management tools such as Adobe Photoshop Album can do this for you, and there are a number of freeware and shareware tools out there that can also provide this functionality.

More information on how photos are stored on the iPod and how to manage them can be found in our recently-updated Complete Guide to Displaying Photos on the iPod and iPhone.

 

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Posted by urbanslaughter on November 19, 2007 at 2:39 PM (CST)

2

How do I add Icons to my Itouch? IPhone has notes, maps & weather, I want them too. How do I add them?

I’m NOT intrested in web apps, I want to add wigets, or whatever they are called to the Itouch start page.

Posted by swingwood on November 21, 2007 at 2:06 PM (CST)

3

That should be easy swingwood, go into an apple store and buy an iPhone. Not only will your iTouch now have those widgets, but you’ll also have phone and mail capabilitie. Not to be glib, but that’s one of the reasons the iPhone is a better deal than the iTouch.

Posted by urbanslaughter on November 21, 2007 at 2:29 PM (CST)

4

My 7 & 8 year-old children want Ipods for Christmas.  Is it possible to block the video option since most videos are inappropriate for their ages?  Which model should I purchase?

Posted by sydkylee on November 22, 2007 at 2:44 PM (CST)

5

When i dock my ipod on my PC, which has always worked, I am now getting my ipod name being recognised in the ‘device’ folder but in the main window it just shows ‘set up your ipod’ with a pic of a black ipod, my ipod name and 2 options for autosyncing songs/videos & photo’s - HELP

UPDATE

eventually it showed my playlists but started deleting my music. i went from 5.5g free to 20.5gig free before i ejected it.  in my music folder there is a list of songs but they seem to be ‘shaded out’ and i can click on any of them - HELP !!! URGENTLY !!!

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6

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but I already have the A/V cable connect and the plugs switch around so red is for video etc. Or do I “have to” buy a apple a/v cable?

Posted by lil5o3boi on November 25, 2007 at 1:16 AM (CST)

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I have purchased a brand new 4GB ipod Nano and I am having trouble uploading photos to it.  I have placed 17 photos into a dedicated directory on my windows vista machine and I have directed itunes to sync all the photos in this directory with my ipod.  Yet for some reason only one of the seventeen pictures ends up on the ipod.

All the images are in JPG format, all taken with the same camera and all are roughly the same size.  iTunes does recognize that there are 17 pictures in this folder and it does appear to create a thumbnail cache of all the images during the sync rocess.  However, when the sync is complete only that one image has made the move.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Posted by wink on November 26, 2007 at 6:09 PM (CST)

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