Photos from PC to iTunes to Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Brewerpaul, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    Dumb newbie question...
    How do I get photos from my PC into iTunes, and from there into the iPod Touch?

    I know I have to copy them into the iTunes library, but the library does not even show a place for photos: just music, videos,podcasts etc. I'm sure I'm just missing something simple. The .pdf of the owner's manual is no help at all. Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Hmmm, I don't know about on a PC, but on the Mac you don't import photos into iTunes -- you just specify (in iTunes) where you want to sync photos from (which folder or application). With the Touch connected to the computer, select it in the 'devices' list in iTunes, then select the 'Photos' tab. That's where, on a Mac, you would set up which photos are synced. I think this should be the same on a PC. Hope that helps.
  3. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You don't actually put your photos into iTunes.

    Put all the photos you want to copy to your Touch into a folder somewhere on your PC. You can have them organized into subfolders if you want.

    Hook up your Touch to your PC, start iTunes, click on the Touch icon on the left hand side. In the right side window, select the "Photo" tab. Check the "sync Photos" checkbox, and navigate to the folder where you have your photos. Click the sync or apply button at the right bottom corner.

    Hope that helps!
  4. macrumors member

    May 31, 2008
    Unfortunately, on a PC I don't think there's a good way to arrange the photos into a specific order. That's one of the few disappointments that I have with my iPod Touch.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    Thanks-- I now have a nice batch of photos from our trip to China on the iPod.
    The instructions online are not all that clear.
  6. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
    you don't get the photos into itunes, you go into ipod settings and browse the folder your pictures are in.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    OK, now I know how to get pictures in there... iTunes arbitrarily named that file of photos "Photo Library" with the number of pics in parentheses.
    1)How can I rename this eg "China 2008"?
    2)Can I re-arrange the order of the pictures?
    3)Can I delete one or more of them, but leave the others?
    Told ya I was gonna pester you with newbie questions!:D
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
    1) Rename the folder that they are in, i think never tried.
    2) TRy re-arranging the pictures in your folder.
    3) Remove the picture from the folder and iTunes will delete it.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    managing photos on ipod touch

    just yesterday i bought my ipod touch, totally new to mac world
    it really sucks
    simple things like how to add photos, how to delete it
    we have to struggle to find out
    from what i understand it looks like i cant delete photos on ipod without connecting it to my computer pc.
    i cant have photos in diff folders it sucks
    and it is the same with music i guess without connecting it to pc you cant delete it.
    please somebody help if i am wrong
    i hope i am wrong
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Yea, Itunes isn't the most intuitive of programs. You'll get the hang of it over time though.

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