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iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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Chapter 9. Picture Your Photos On the iPod

WHO WANTS TO SHARE TREASURED PHOTOS WITH FRIENDS WHEN they’re in the cracked plastic picture sleeves of an overstuffed wallet? If you have an iPod Touch, Nano, or Classic, you can transfer your prized shots from your computer to your ‘Pod and display them on a glossy color screen wherever you happen to be.

And if you have an iPod Touch running Apple’s iOS 5 software, you can share photos in more ways than ever: You can tweet them out to your Twitter followers, zip them to other iOS 5 users as iMessages, or go retro and send them as good old-fashioned email attachments.

The picture-perfect fun doesn’t stop there, either. This trio of ‘Pods can create slideshows of your images right there in the palm of your hand. And as with many previous iPod models, you can plug any of the 2011 iPods (save the Shuffle) into a TV set so you can see your stills on a big living-room screen. This chapter shows you how to do everything but microwave the popcorn.

Set Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod

TO MOVE PICTURES TO your ‘Pod, you need a computer loaded with iTunes and an iPod outfitted with a screen—sorry, Shuffle owners, the photos thing is just not happening for you.

Even with a photos-compatible iPod in tow, you need a couple of other things to make your pictures portable:

  • Compatible photo software for your Windows PC or Mac, or a folder of photos on your hard drive. iPods can sync with several popular photo-management programs that you may already ...

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