Does iPod touch convert image files to smaller size when syncing

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wlow3, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. wlow3 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I've never owned an iPod and I plan on getting the iPod touch as a gift for someone. My question is:

    They have a fairly large collection of photos in iPhoto (maybe 6GB) and most of the images are rather large TIFF files (maybe averaging between 6 - 16 MB each). Upon syncing, is there an option to reduce file size (and maybe convert them to JPEG) so that a lot of space on the iPod touch is not consumed by image quality that won't be discernable on the relatively smaller screen size of an iPod touch.

    I'm asking this to see if I can get by on the 16GB model rather than the 32GB one.

  2. ukitali macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I'm pretty sure iTunes downsizes your photos automatically.
  3. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Yeah iTunes downsizes all your photos automatically - I've found that to be more of a problem than a solution because sometimes the size it downsizes you to isn't of high enough resolution to zoom into well (so then you'd need a 3rd party application like Files or DataCase if you want to store the files in their original full resolution).

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