How do I add photos to my Apple iPod?
I have a new Apple iPod Video and have been really enjoying its music capabilities, but I'd also like to add some pictures to its photo album from my PC. But I'm darned if I can figure out how the heck to do that! There's nothing vaguely photo-related in iTunes and I'm stumped. Help!
While the iPod is a great music player, I have to agree that using iTunes to manage photos and video is pretty awkward. I too have struggled with this when trying to figure out how to add photographs to my own Apple iPod 5G (that is, iPod Video), and finally figured it out.
The first step is to hook up the iPod to your Windows PC and start up iTunes. Your iPod will show up on the left side after a few seconds and you'll want to click on it. It'll look like this:
On the lower right there's a cluster of four buttons: you want to click on the leftmost of them, the iPod Options button. I've highlighted it above. When you click on it, you'll see a set of options. Choose the "Photos" subtab:
You can see how to get the photos onto your iPod from here, I bet. Choose to synchronize with either your My Photos directory or a specific subfolder therein:
Click on "Okay" and a few seconds later iTunes will show you that it's plugging away adding content to the iPod. Interestingly, it automatically reformats the images to have them look maximally attractive on the iPod as it goes:
That's how you add photos to your iPod. But how you later delete ones you don't want? That I have no idea how to accomplish and it's not mentioned at all in the iPod documentation either, interestingly! Anyone have a clue?
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Reader Comments To Date: 138
My experience with my Nano and photos is this:
It will sync the selected folder to the iPod. If you remove items from the listed folder/album, it is removed from the iPod as well.
thank u so much. i had been tryin 2 figure out how 2 get pics on2 my ipod nano 4 days, i stumble across this site and manage it in a matter of minutes.
How can one separate and organize sets of photos (folders?) in the 60GB iPOD?
hi, i was wondering how do i get album pictures on my ipod. I mean when a song is playing it shows the songs ablum picture.
hi im a proud owner of an ipod video 30GB, but i havent figured out how to transfer videos that i already have on my PC but on another program. I would like to know how to infact transfer my videos into itunes so that ill beable to upload it to my ipod.
Okay, I opened up iTunes, and It said nothin about SNAPSHOTS. It just says owners IPOD.
You rock! I've been trying to figure this out for months. Every time I would connect my ipod to the computer, all my pictures would transfer to it and it drove me crazy! Your the best!
To delete the photos you have to go thru the same process but instead of selecting photos you want you deselect the ones you dont want and it will automatically do it.
I have been trying to put pictures on my ipod but i dont seem to have the relevant bottons at the bottom right ie i dont have the ipod button; the only two buttons i have are browse and eject. Can anyone help please.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I recieved my iPod 2 Christmas' ago. and I just now figured out how to put pictures on it! so sad. I really think that itunes and the apple.com, is not very informative on how to work your ipod. You helped so much! Thanks again!!
i can't get the photos on my ipod nano.. the iopd tab isn't there .. can anyone help plz..
my version of itunes doesn't have the cluster of 4 buttons at the bottom right hand corner, do you know why that may be?.
My iTunes doesn't have that cluster of 4 buttons at the bottom right hand corner. I wonder if you could help me?
I too am having same problem as some others in that i dont hav the IPOD tab button, its so frustrating as i want to put fotos on ipod any ideas?????????
Remove or delete any photos by going into the folder where your pictures are stored and deleting them or moving them to a different folder
i dont have the ipod icon in the bottom right corner do you now why ?
I dont have the photo icon on my itunes
if you don't see the button it means its an updated version of itunes. iTunes now incorporates it into the ipod settings. Just plug in your ipod and see the tabs on the right hand side after you click on it..
ok, so i ahve a 30gb video ipod, and no videos. I converted them on videora, but once they go into my ipod u can hear the sound, but only shows a picture. can any of u plz help me?
hey thanks for the information i have got vedio ipod 30gb one but when i attach ipod to itunes it doesnt show the photo option. can you tell me what is wrong
Guys.. I found out what the problem is if you don't have the 4th icon.. you have to click on the place where it says like 'Ayaka's Ipod' (your name) and then it'll appear ^_~
I don't have the iPod options tab on my iTunes and I don't know what to do!?
I clicked on the part were it said my name, but when I did that it did't appear either what do I do know?
I dropped my iPod will it still turn on because ti doesnt?
i don't have those buttons all i have is the eject button. what can i do?
upto optimisation its doing well,then i says"can'ensure disk is write protected"
what should i do
help me out
I do have the iPod options tab, but I don't have any subtabs for some reason. All it says is Automatically sinc all music to iPod, sync music from a selected album, manually manage songs, and open iTunes when connected. I was wondering why I don't have the photos subtab or anything. I really hope you can helpe me!
how do I delete photos from my apple ipod?
i clicked the littel ipod on the corner of the itunes but something poped up and it says ipod preferances and the tool thing didnt pop up
When i put my ipod in and try and import new photos it doesnt let me do it unless i delete others that are currently on there..i want to add both from my laptop and from my pc.
on my itunes it doesnt have d little pic thing that u circled. so i cant get my pictures on my ipod. please help me
OK EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!! The reason some of you don't have the four buttons at the top is because only mac users have the four button option and window pc users have the two buttons. But to find the photo tab connect your ipod and when it comes up click on it and it should tell you how much space is on it and everything at the top theres tabs and find the one that says photo tab. So they should do it! Good Luck!
help!! my ipod used to show great pictures near the songs but lately they only show when i play the songs on itunes and not on my ipod why? and how the heck do i dowenload good movies or videos that would work on ipod? 'cos i tried to convert some to ipod but the voice some how disapears?
oh! one more thing how come on itunes there is no ISRAEL option ! i mean i am from Israel but i can't make an account to download stuff from itunes store help?
sorry! one last problem how do i download audio books to my ipod? because the audiobook icon is missing in my itunes
o.k i know i have a lot of questions (sorry) but i'm a new owner of the Ipode video 80G ! and i'm having lots of troubles with it !! btw i have a windows operating system. thanx alot for helping me !! i've been stuck in place for 3 weeks now !!!!
god! i had no clue that ipod is so bloody complicated honestly for how much it costs (it cost 2/4 of my salary its so not worth it 'cos its too complex :-( :-(
o.k how do i download audio books to ipod i've tried converting the mp3 audio books on ipod but i can't seem to rename the file from .m4a to .m4b help me please!
Just have been using my 5.5 80GB ipod for the first time tonight and have come across a problem. My music has synced fine but when going into preferences I can not see the IPOD button; bwteen General & Podcasts to enable me to load my photos on. I forgot to do this at the set up prompt as thought I would just organise my music first. Please help...I have searched the web but have had no luck...Look fwd to hearing from someone. Cheers & regards Mark
To add an album cover, right click on the song and then press get info. Then click on the tab that says something like.. artwork. Then click add and select a picture of the album from your pictures. I have used pictures of my own so i can see them when the song is playing :) good luck
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh it still doesnt wrk i hvn't gt the little ipod tab @ the bottom n i cnt find that screen where itshows how much pace i hv plzzzzz help add ma msn n cum on n help me if u must it's
i would say that iPod is just a good mp3 player ...
To get it onto your ipod TOUCH, or any similar generation device you ...
1. Plug in your ipod
2. On the left, select your iPod in iTunes
3. On the screen that has now opened, there will be a row of buttons across the top. Press photos
4. select the folder you want to sync photos from
5. Press OK (should be logical from here). Pressing apply in the bottom right should sync them all
I jsut got an 80GB ipod classic yesterday and added one of my photo albums to it. THe pictures appear in tile format and i can scroll through them. As soon as i click on one to enlarge it to full screen the picture come up black. How do i resolve this? please feel free to email me if you know the solution!
i cant find photos in my itunes :'(
even if i plug in my ipod.. nothing is happening
when i click on the ipod thing at the left, it doesnt show me how much space i have left..it only shows this weird license thingy. i dont have any tabs or anything that deals with photos and ive been trying to get pictures on my ipod nano for weeks!!! I NEED HELP!!
My problem is my itunes doesnt have the four buttons on the bottom righ hand corner. Please help!
I have now two 30gb video ipods and both will not turn on. One day working the next nothen. Do you know wee to start looking?
ok im a little peeved, i dont have the 4 buttons, apparently coz im not on a mac, fair enough, when i click on the ipod thing nothing else comes up, there is no photo thing anywhere...all tht comes up is some regristure my ipod stuff, do i have to do that for pics to work or did i set up i tunes wrong?
ok i fixed it somhow, i clicked register and all the pics thing showed up on the top...sweet
i have the new iTunes how do i add photos?
thanks for the information it really help me because i had not ideas what to do to add my photos thank very very much
My problem is the only photos I can find on my ipod are the last ones I downloaded. What happened to the Other?
I don't have those four buttons to click on at the bottom. I only have two of them!! So how can i upload pictures onto my iPod?
Even when i click on the "rick's" ipod those 4 tabs still dont come up.....help?
The problem most of you are having is that this picture is outdated.
If you have a more recent iTunes (I believe from 7 on it has a new interface) you need to go to your iPod on the left column then open up the tap titled "photos". Then from there you can choose to have your iPod sync all the folders/photos in My Pictures.
You can also choose to sync only certain folders in My Pictures, or to sync pictures not in the My Pictures folder.
umm...i dont have da IPOD option in da PREFERNCES menu...plzz helpp..i really need to put the pics on it..
trying to download some pics to my IPod Classic.
absolutely do not see anything thing on ITunes that says Photo
Please help, I would really like to add photos to my IPod !!
What is wrong ??? I'm new so I believe I have the latest and greatest download . . .
Thank you !! -bh-
okay so on my ipod when i go to coverflows a couple of them are all black but when i play that album it shows up!! it sounds weird but what should i do?
BH - please go back to the top and look again at the tutorial. Do you need a Mac version? I can do that...
Kayla, I've seen that too. My instinct is that somehow the iPod can't load all the graphics fast enough for the coverflow. Try going to the end, then slowly going back to the black covers and see if they're replaced with the proper graphics?
Mines doesnt look like yours O.o
it doesnt say source, and it doesnt have all 3 of those buttons on the right corner except eject ipod X[
Im sooo annoyed at this thing right now!
How do you do when your ipod wont turn on?
Alot of people are asking the exact same question over and over again. Read!!
If you don't see the answer you're looking for, then reread. It's in there (turst me, I've read twice and frowned at the fact the same question keeps getting asked).
To recap everything that's been said.
For Windows Users
Step 1: Open Itunes
Step 2: Plug in your Ipod
Step 3: After Itunes sees your Ipod, it'll display the screen that shows how much space is free, used, has music, etc. on your Ipod. Look across the top row and it should have Summary, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, Games (it may not be in that order on your ver of Itunes..but it's up there.
Step 4: Click on Photos (making sure where its says "Sync photos from:" has a check next to it.
From there you can change where the folder where your photos are. (Can you select multiple folders at once...as fas as I know, no!)
It'll list all the folders that's in the main folder you selected. Click apply and if should automatically sync. If not, click the sync button.
Step 1: Find someone you know who has an Ipod and is computer literate or knows how to work technology.
Step 2: Ask nicely if they'll help you out.
Step 3: Pray they say "yes" (for those that don't believe in prayer...hope for the best.
Step 4: Be glad that someone helped you.
Not downing anyone, but its not rocket science or brain surgery. Look thru the software, you're not going to hurt it looking. If you're still confused or have problems, then seek help, read...and if you don't find or see the answer, then ask a question.
Everyone enjoy your Ipod..
Wow, thanx for the xtra info! I can not believe apple would not include that in their manual. I just got an iPod nano w/ video and I was dumbstrucked when it came to adding photos. Thanks so much dave!
There's a much better way than iTunes to add photos to your iPod: CopyTrans Photo.
It allows you to drag photos directly from your computer to your iPod or iPhone with thumbnails.
I just tested CopyTrans Photo with my iPod Touch and it worked just great and it was much easier to use than the iTunes photo sync feature.
There is also a cool option to transfer full resolution photos to the iPod Touch which is not available in iTunes for registered users.
I can only recommend it.
hey i have a new ipod tuch but i don`t know how to upload music video into my ituch plz can you help me
my ipod nano coesnt show hw much free space is there. it only shows hw much is filled. there is no photo tab in my itunes plzzzzzzz help
Idon't have the snapshot option... what do I do then? I have an Ipod 4gb. Please help.
Make life easier. Put all your photos in the MASS STORAGE DEVICE then sync everything from itunes.
This way you can ADD or DELETE photos thru the MASS STORAGE DEVICE folder just like any normal folder.
This doubles the memory though, that's why I got the 160gb ipod. Hey,everything has a catch- the ipod aint perfect.
Thank you so much.. this has helped me alot
hi, i've already followed the instructions carefully. easy drag and drop method will do for videos and songs,but when i try putting pictures with a jpeg format from my pc, or my cd, it would just repeatedly say, "you photos was not copied because it cannot be played on this ipod". i really wonder why when i know that jpeg images are compatible with ipods...haay.... hope someone here could help me regarding this. thank you.
i have ipod touch and i cant figure out how to add photos by itunes... can u help me?
This page helped me to add photos to my ipod. I was trying to find this for the past few days and thought that there is some fault with my ipod.
thanks a lot and keep providing informations like this.
i found out how to remove the ipod pictures. but how do u put rented movies with portection onto your ipod??
unmasked man inside-under your bed!
wow. i thought i would never find any web site thatwould tell me that. thanx 4 all ur help. but i dont really get the phto adding part. can u plz explain more detaily plz.
how do i take pictures from the internet and put them on my ipod touch useing my ipod touch
I just bought an iPod Classic 120GB, upgrading from iPod Nano.
On my nano, i got pictures on it right away, but i can't on my Classic! i do all the steps, it tell's me it's finished, but they don't show up on the actaull iPod!
Wow that waz a big help i have been trying to figure this out for years and i am so excited i finnaly figured it out!!!!!!!!!!!!
idk... i dont have the 4 buttons on my itunes... could you help? i also dont know how to put videos on to it.
I found this to actually be really helpful, thanks!
if you only want certain photos you have to create a new file on your computer and put the photos in there and then sync them
when i try to agree to terms and conditions, i cant scroll to the right to click agree! I can't get anything on my ipod because i can not i agree to the terms and conditions! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
i still cannot transfer my pictures to my IPOD touch
thank you this helped me so much i thanck you again iam 14 and could not figure it out
i do not have a snapshot button, or anything that says snapshot. please help its driving me crazy
please i hae sat here for 11 hours tryin and cryin i cant get photos on my ipod touch. i have windows not mac
i have a ipod i tuch mp4 moble cenima player with dc/dv fm speaker and camera and need a owners manuel
i do not have that ipod icon on my itunes!! :S
I JUST got my iPod touch 8gb and could't figure why my vers. had no option and then I went to ask.com and read these answers and I THANK YOU ALL,well, most of you!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! and if you select all photos you can load them all, and you can select more than one album...
iPod is great! itunes is the worst program ever!
i hve puchased ipod classic to play video i converted vlc format into MP4 format through a convertor but will draging it into itunes its saying "...it cannot be played on this ipod". Can anyone suggest how to convert & sync video in an ipod
The photo management capability (rather the lack thereof) is absolutely HORRIBLE and RETARDED with the iTunes/iPod. I have iTunes installed on two computers; as you would expect, the photos library on those machines are different. How can you transfer both libraries to your iPod? You CAN'T. The absolutely EVIL sync function DELETES whatever photos that are already on the device before it transfers the pictures from the computer the iPod is currently connected to. The only way to have both picture libraries on the iPod is to say "Okay, you win again Apple; I'll manually "clone" the libraries on both computers." WOW. THAT IS RIDICULOUSLY RETARDED.
To those who doesn't have the "4th tab" .. just do this :
1.go to your Itunes library and select the song/s that you want to add some pictures.
2.right click it.
3.then click GET INFO.
4.next the ARTWORK tab.
6.then select the picture you want to add.
--> that's all . I figured it out myself . :))
And this is why I don't use iTunes. :p But, I can't seem to get photos working anyway...
i only have (2) buttons in the "cluster" in the lower right hand corner and i dont have an "ipod options" button located there. i also dont see "ipod options" in my file menu either... any help on how to download pictures from my computer onto my ipod touch??
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