How to create albums outside iPhoto?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by carbotex, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. carbotex macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010

    I never had any iPod or iPhone before so I'm newbie to the newly released iPad. I'm using Win XP to connect to my iPad, but I can't seem to find a way to create albums in my iPad. I would like to organize my photos into albums.
    How do you create albums without using iPhoto? Is there a 3rd party app that can do this for you?
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I just set iTunes to sync a specified folder, then every folder inside of that becomes an album.
  3. MacVDS macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Philomath Oregeon
    Yeah, welcome to my world. As it turns out, you need to make a folder on your PC hard disk for all the pictures you want to add to the iPod. Then, make sub directories in that folder with folder names you want as albums on the ipod. Now you copy all the photos you want to put on the ipod in its appropriately named directory. Once you finish, connect your iPod to you PC, load up iTunes, click on your iPod device. Go to the "Photos" tab and point to the master directory (only) for syncing that you just created on your PC. Select all directories. All the sub directories you created, with photos in them will appear on the iPad as same named "albums". Clear as mud? :D

    PS. if you want to remove photos on the iPad, you have to remove them on your PC first, then sync again. It all kinda makes sense once you've done it a few times. We PC guys have to start thinking like Apple now. :p:rolleyes:
  4. carbotex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    Oh sweet ...

    Oh sweet, thanks for the quick reply. That is exactly what I'm looking for, but I can't figure it out myself. First time using iTunes as well.

    The staff at Apple Store was trying to sell me a new macbook, according to him, I can only create album in iPhoto which is available to Mac OSX only. Lucky me, I didn't fall for it, I know better not to trust any sales rep.

    Thanks again, happy easter.
  5. Stoney79 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2009
    The ePhotochest app works well on the iPhone. If for some reason you can't use your PC/Mac (eg on holiday, etc) this app is pretty useful for dividing up your photos. And it's free :)

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