The iPod touch features a camera for storing digital pictures as well as the ability to save images from the Web onto the system's memory. While images stored on the iPod's memory automatically appear in the iPod's photo gallery, you can connect the device to a computer and transfer the images to any digital photo library software. The process works outside the device's standard iTunes synchronizing, and does not require any specialized software.
Save an image to the iPod Touch or capture an image using the built in camera. To save an image from the Web browser, press and hold over the image. When an options menu appears, tap "Save Image." To save a screenshot image, press and "Home" and "Sleep" buttons simultaneously. The screen will flash in confirmation, and the image will save to the iPod's memory.
Connect the iPod Touch to a computer using the included USB connection cable. Keep the device turned on.
Click the "Import pictures and videos" icon in the Windows AutoPlay window. Name the pictures if desired and click "Import." In OSX, open iPhoto and click the iPod touch icon in the left frame. Select pictures and click the "Import selected" button or use the "Import All" button to transfer all available image files.
Open Windows Photo Gallery or iPhoto to view the images in that photo library. The images also store in the "My Pictures" folder in Windows and in the "Pictures" folder in OSX. To view them in Picasa, Lightroom or another photo library program, open the software and drag the files into the open application's library.
- You can set iPhoto to open automatically when the iPod connects in OSX from the Image Capture application. With the iPod connected, click the "Connecting this iPod opens" drop down menu and choose iPhoto from the list.
- If you have AutoPlay disabled on a Windows machine, you must manually access the device by opening "My Computer" and selecting the drive from the list of external devices.
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