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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Chapter 9. Picturing Your Photos on the iPod

Who needs an overstuffed wallet with cracked plastic picture sleeves to show off your snaps? If you have an iPod Classic, Nano, or Touch, you can quickly dump all your favorite shots right onto the iPod and view them on the glossy color screen. The picture-perfect fun doesn't stop there, either. Like earlier versions of the iPod and Nano, this trio of iPods can also display your photos in mini-slideshow form, right in the palm of your hand. And with most modern iPods, you can plug them into the television set with a special AV cable and fire up those slideshows on the living-room screen. This chapter shows you how to do everything except microwave the popcorn for the big show.

Setting Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on the iPod

In addition to a computer loaded with iTunes and an iPod with a color screen, you need a few other things to move pictures to 'Pod:

  • Compatible photo software for the Mac or Windows—or a folder of photos on your hard drive. iPods can sync with several popular photo programs that you may already have. On the Mac, there's Aperture or iPhoto 6 or later. Windows mavens can grab pictures from Adobe Photoshop Album or the more versatile Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can also transfer pictures from a folder of photos on your computer, like the iPhoto Library folder for those who are a few iPhoto versions behind, or My Pictures on the Windows side of the fence.

  • Digital photographs in the proper format. Most of the common photo ...

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