Since the release of the iPod Photo in 2004, most iPod models can store and display pictures from a computer. This feature turns the iPod from a music player to a picture-sharing device, allowing you to quickly show your favorite pictures to your friends without carrying a photo album. If you have an iPod with a color screen, it is likely that you have the ability to synchronize the photos on your computer and transfer them to the iPod automatically through iTunes.
Run iTunes, using the icon on your desktop or Start menu.
Connect your iPod to your computer by connecting one end of the included USB cable to the bottom of the iPod and the other to an open USB port on the computer. After iTunes detects the iPod, the program displays it on the left side of the window under "Devices."
Click the name of your iPod under "Devices."
Check the "Sync Photos" checkbox.
Click the drop-down menu next to "Sync Photos" and select "My Pictures" to use your default Windows picture folder or "Custom" to choose a different folder. If you select "Custom," a new window opens. Browse to the picture folder that you would like to synchronize with the iPod, and click the "Select Folder" button.
Click the "All Folders" radio button to synchronize photos from every folder under the one that you have selected, or the "Selected Folders" radio button to choose individual folders. If you select "Selected Folders," check the box next to each folder that you want to synchronize.
Click the "Include full-resolution photos" if you'd like to copy the large version of each photo to your iPod. This increases the amount of space needed on the iPod to store the photos, but can be useful if you plan to connect the iPod to a large display such as a television.
Click the "Apply" button to transfer the photos in the selected folders to the iPod. In the future, iTunes will synchronize the selected folders, automatically adding each new photo placed in the folders to the iPod.
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