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yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 10:08 AM
I don't own an Apple TV yet, but have a question concerning my setup --

i am planning on syncing photos from an organized pictures folder on my hard drive -- does the Apple TV sync the photos in the subfolders?



peeaanuut
Feb 19, 2008, 10:27 AM
I am not sure how it works on a PC but I know that it syncs from iPhoto on the mac.

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 10:45 AM
I use Picasa primarily on my PC and I want to know if it will sync photos from a normal hard drive folder rather than iPhoto (which i obviously don't have)

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 10:53 AM
my biggest question is subfolders -- i have one main pictures folder with multiple subfolders -- i want to be able to sync all of my photos on the hard drive

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 12:07 PM
i hope so . . .

http://tinyurl.com/234jkb

can anyone verify that the subfolders sync up like in the video for a windows machine?

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 02:02 PM
any help here?

peeaanuut
Feb 19, 2008, 02:25 PM
patience.

FreeState
Feb 19, 2008, 02:32 PM
i am planning on syncing photos from an organized pictures folder on my hard drive -- does the Apple TV sync the photos in the subfolders?


http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305139

Apple TV: Syncing Photos via iTunes


To sync photos from a folder on your hard disk to Apple TV:
Drag the images you want into a folder on your computer. If you want images to appear in separate photo albums on Apple TV, create folders inside the main image folder, and drag images into the new folders.
In iTunes, select the Apple TV icon in the Devices list.
Choose "Sync photos from: ..."
Select "Choose Folder" from the pop-up menu and select your image folder.

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 02:50 PM
that's great news -- i'm that much closer to picking up the ATV

now i need to figure out if 40gigs is enough for my photo collection needs in the future . . .

$199 refurb is not a bad price . . .

FreeState
Feb 19, 2008, 02:53 PM
now i need to figure out if 40gigs is enough for my photo collection needs in the future . . .

You can also stream them from any computer on your network the same way (folder/sub-folder) - the images do not have to be stored on the AppleTV.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306467

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 03:04 PM
yes, but doesn't that require adobe photoshop elements or a specific photo application?

_______________
Click the Photos tab and select "Share photos from..."

* On a Mac, choose iPhoto or Aperture from the pop-up menu.
* On a Windows PC, choose Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the pop-up menu.
_______________


i use picasa primarily to organize on my windows machine, hence the need to sync photos from a hard drive folder . . .

FreeState
Feb 19, 2008, 03:10 PM
yes, but doesn't that require adobe photoshop elements or a specific photo application?

No - see the image in the link I posted:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306467

It does not spell it out well but you will notice the image has a selection of a folder as an option.

Also see this discussion on Apple's community forums:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5944802�

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 03:14 PM
so basically what you're saying is i need to buy one and regardless i'll be able to sync/stream whatever i need to!

what do you guys do for photos? sync or stream?

FreeState
Feb 19, 2008, 03:22 PM
so basically what you're saying is i need to buy one and regardless i'll be able to sync/stream whatever i need to!

what do you guys do for photos? sync or stream?

I do a combo right now :) I have some on my .Mac account. I also have some on a Flicker account. I have my main iTunes library with photo's synced (everything else is streamed). I also have some another computers on the network that I have photo's on that I stream :)

MikieMikie
Feb 19, 2008, 03:52 PM
so basically what you're saying is i need to buy one and regardless i'll be able to sync/stream whatever i need to!

what do you guys do for photos? sync or stream?

I sync all my photos & music, stream the rest. (160 GB model)

yotoad
Feb 19, 2008, 04:03 PM
so what's the advantage of the 40gig over the 160gig?

MikieMikie
Feb 19, 2008, 04:26 PM
so what's the advantage of the 40gig over the 160gig?

Less $.

I went for more space so I could have access to all my music & photos all the time. My computer doesn't need to be on all the time.

FreeState
Feb 19, 2008, 04:30 PM
Less $.

I went for more space so I could have access to all my music & photos all the time. My computer doesn't need to be on all the time.

I went the other way - there is $100 difference in price with 120 gigs difference. I can get a 500gig drive for $120 or less new (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/102-9651254-7208120?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=USB+hard+drive&x=0&y=0). So for me it would make more sense to get the cheaper and buy an external hard drive. 160gig's would never be enough for me :)

nippyjun
Feb 19, 2008, 04:37 PM
Another option would be to put your photos on flickr and view them on the apple tv. This would be if you don't want to have your computer on to stream them, or to store them on the apple tv if you sync them.