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Old Feb 19, 2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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photo syncing

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?
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I am not sure how it works on a PC but I know that it syncs from iPhoto on the mac.
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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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)
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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subfolders

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
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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does it sync subfolders like in this video?

i hope so . . .

http://tinyurl.com/234jkb

can anyone verify that the subfolders sync up like in the video for a windows machine?
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 03:02 PM   #6
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any help here?
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 03:32 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 03:50 PM   #9
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incredible

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 . . .
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 03:53 PM   #10
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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
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 04:04 PM   #11
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yes, but doesn't that require adobe photoshop elements or a specific photo application?

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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.
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i use picasa primarily to organize on my windows machine, hence the need to sync photos from a hard drive folder . . .
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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....44802&#5944802
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 04:14 PM   #13
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so basically

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?
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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
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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)
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 05:03 PM   #16
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so what's the advantage of the 40gig over the 160gig?
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 05:26 PM   #17
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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.
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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. 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
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 05:37 PM   #19
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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.
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