Transfer photos from iPod to my MacBook?

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  1. marchellobb macrumors member

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    Hello! My old computer died, so i lost all my pictures. thankfully they are on my ipod but im not sure how to get em out of there and onto my mac, can someone help?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If you turn viewing of hidden folders on, you should be able to get them manually from the photos folder on the iPod.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    To enable this, open Terminal and type:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
    Then Option-Command-Esc and restart Finder
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the assist on that one :p I turned mine on back when I got the computer and forgot where the command was. I was looking for a check box like on my work WinXP machine, whoops...
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No problem ...

    To turn the files off again, just replace the YES in the command with NO
     
  6. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't that possible with iPhoto? I read that somewhere..
     
  7. marchellobb thread starter macrumors member

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    I now see my ipod under iDisk, but i dont see the photos anywhere in it?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Did you run the Terminal commands to see hidden files?
     
  9. marchellobb thread starter macrumors member

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    I did follow the above instructions. I see the photos folder in the ipod, but inside there are only 'thumbs' and photo database, which opens up with the terminal
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    On the database, can you right-click and Show Package Contents ...?
     
  11. marchellobb thread starter macrumors member

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    No i don't see this option
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  13. marchellobb thread starter macrumors member

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    30gb 5th gen
     
  14. dxim macrumors newbie

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    transfer photos FROM iphone TO imac

    downloaded senuti, but do not see the photos as an option to drag and drop over...just the tunes and playlists
     
  15. tj53 macrumors member

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    If they are on the iPod doesn't that mean they were converted, so will be of reduced quality anyhow?

    Obviously if that is your only copy though you don't really have any other options. No backups at all?
     
  16. AkPsychGirl macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem... senuti will not work with the touch or iPhone right now..

    I have NO backups... the last time I backed up to the external HD it malfunctioned and I was waiting to to buy a new one but then i had computer issues and well.....

    anyone else have any other suggestions that will work with the iPod Touch?
     
  17. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    On the Touch, can you just sync them off with iTunes like you would an iPhone or no?
     
  18. allthingsapple macrumors member

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    From personal experience I can recommend i Explorer. Works with all i devices including iPods. plug the iPod into the mac, launch the app and click extract photos. it will extract them to the folder location you want.

    see here
    http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/
     

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