Help me getting rid of duplicate photos in iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by matrix07, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. matrix07 macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    I have a folder called "iPod Touch Photos"
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    I sync this folder with iTunes using All Folders option. (but it doesn't matter. I tried another options without success.)
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    In the folder, there are two sub-folders: iPhone Wallpapers & iPod Touch
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    But in iPod Touch itself when synced, it magically created an album called Photo Library which is the sum of both sub-folders, and which I don't want.
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    This is, at best, confusing and at worst, very annoying. How can I get rid of this Photo Library album?
    Also, how can I move some of my photos in Camera Roll to other albums?

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    That's an automatic feature. I've never seen a way to turn that off.

    Leave Apple some feedback requesting the ability to turn that off:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html

    The only way I know is to import them to your computer, put them in the appropriate folders on your computer, then resync your touch.
     
  3. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Apple..WT... What did they think? Why do I need duplicate photos????
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Thank you. That almost like using Microsoft product. :p
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    the photos aren't duplicate. the library probably has all the actual files and the albums have links to those files.
     
  5. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    Really? How can you know which one is actual files and which one is shortcuts?
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You can't know; iOS takes care all of that internally. My guess is that the picture's entry in both albums are shortcuts/pointers/links, and they point to the same physical file.

    If iOS was really duplicating photos, this would be a huge issue, and you'd see tons of people freaking out about it. ;)
     
  7. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    OK then.

    Also thank you for the link. There're lots of things I want to tell them about Photo and Mail.
     

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