Adding photos to iPod

If you have an iPod with a color display, you can add digital photos to it using iTunes.

You can connect some iPod models to a TV to view photos.

Make sure your computer doesn’t go to sleep while you’re moving photos from it to your iPod.

To add photos to your iPod:

  1. Connect your iPod to your computer using the cable that came with your iPod.

  2. When the iPod icon appears in iTunes, select it and click the Photos tab.

  3. Select “Sync photos from” and choose the photo application or folder that contains the photos you want from the pop-up menu.

    If you’re using Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 or later, or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later, you can export photos directly from those applications to your iPod by choosing Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the pop-up menu.

  4. Choose whether to move all your folders or albums, or only selected folders or albums.

  5. To also move the full-resolution versions of these photos to your iPod, select “Include full-resolution photos.”

    Note:You should select this option if you plan to move the photos from your iPod to another computer. This option isn’t available on iPhone.

After you click OK, if it’s the first time you’re adding photos to your iPod, it might take a while, but subsequent syncs should be faster.

To move full-resolution photos from iPod to another computer, select “Enable disk use” in the iPod Summary pane. For more information, click this link:

For more information about using your iPod to view photos, see the documentation that came with your iPod or visit the iPod website.


iPod website

Photo Sync creates iPod photo cache

iTunes and iPod: Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Photo Sync

Adding photos to iPod