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iPod: The Missing Manual, 8th Edition by 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 Nano, Touch, or Classic, you can quickly dump all your favorite shots right onto your iPod and show 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 ‘Pods can create a mini-slideshow of your images, right there in the palm of your hand. And you can plug most modern iPods into your TV set to fire up the show on a big living-room screen. This chapter shows you how to do everything except microwave the popcorn.

Setting Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod

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

  • Compatible photo software for Windows or a Mac—or a folder of photos on your hard drive. iPods can sync with several popular photo programs that you may already have. Windows mavens can grab pictures from Adobe Photoshop Album or the more versatile Adobe Photoshop Elements. On the Mac, there’s Aperture or iPhoto 6 or later. You can also transfer pictures from a folder of photos on your computer, like the Pictures folder on a Windows system or the Mac’s iPhoto Library folder for those who haven’t upgraded past iPhoto 6.

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