It used to be that I could copy pictures onto my ipod using itunes, but for some reason this no longer works for me, reagardless of the image source- be it from a folder or from the iphoto database. I can't remember when this functionality broke, but now all it does is optimizes the photos, and shows the staus bar and creates a useless 'photos' folder on my ipod. The thumbnail sub-folder and the database file are both empty. As far a I can tell, itunes is actually is creating an ipod image cache directory in my iphoto library, with the images i specified (same number of files) but these aren't easily transferable as the .thmb files aren't put together as they would usually and the database file in the same directory give references to files on my computer, and not for where they'd be on the ipod. Is there a temporary file where itunes puts the contents of the ipod's 'photos' folder before copying? Has anyone else had issues with this? I'm open to any alternative.