4 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer

How to transfer photos from iPod/iPod touch to computer? In this guide, we are going to show you several ways to transfer photos from iPod to PC or Mac computer.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Nov. 09, 2017, Last Updated: Feb. 11, 2019
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More than iPod, if you want to know more about how to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to computer, this guide: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Windows 7/8/10 Included) can directly solve your problems with 5 possible methods.

If you have an iPod with color display, like iPod photo, iPod nano, iPod classic 5th, or iPod touch, then you can import photos from computer to iPod through iTunes sync. And the supported image file formats range from JPG, JPEG, to TIFF, PICT, GIF, PNG, etc. If you are working with an iPod touch, except syncing photos from computer, you also can get photos by other methods, like taking photos with the built-in camera, taking a screenshot, saving from App or Safari, etc.

However, the syncing only works in one way, from iTunes to the iPod. So we’ll discuss how to transfer photos from iPod/iPod touch to computer. It could be helpful if your iPod or iPod touch is running out of space and you can move the pictures to computer for storing or sharing with others. Therefore, in this guide, we will offer you several methods to transfer photos from iPod/iPod touch to computer. No matter you are using Windows or Mac computer, you can get what you want. Now let’s get it started!

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from iPod to PC or Mac Computer

To help you transfer all the photos from iPod touch to computer (normally you only can get Camera Roll photos from iDevice to computer), in this guide, we recommend you a powerful iOS data management tool – AnyTrans. Here are some main features of it:

  1. It helps you import all the photos from iPod touch to computer, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Albums photos.
  2. And it also works well on both PC and Mac.
  3. It won’t wipe any existing data on your iPod during the transferring process.

Step 1: Free Download and install AnyTrans on your computer,  then launch AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPod or iPod touch to computer with USB cable > Scroll the screen down to go to categories page.

Step 2: On Homepage of AnyTrans, click Photos and then select the photo album you want to transfer photos from, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, etc.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPod/iPod touch to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Pictures from iPod/iPod touch to Computer – Step 2

Step 3: Enter the photo manage page, select the photos you want to transfer and then click To Computer to get pictures from iPod to PC or Mac computer.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPod/iPod touch to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Pictures from iPod/iPod touch to Computer – Step 3

AnyTrans is compatible with all iPod and iPod touch series including the latest iPod touch 6. There are two versions of AnyTrans for you: Windows and Mac. AnyTrans also supports transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone directly.

Bonus Part. How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available or your iPod cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyTrans app on your iPod to transfer photos from iPhone to computer wirelessly. Before we start, please make sure:
1. Download AnyTrans app on your iPod.

2. Make sure your iPod is connected to Wi-Fi, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

If you have done all mentioned above, here we go to the detailed steps:

Step 1. On your computer: Go to anytrans.io in your browser and then you will see a QR Code.

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Wirelessly - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Wirelessly – Step 1

Step 2. On your iPod: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Step 3. All your iPod photos will show up on computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click on “Download” button to transfer photos from iPod to computer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Wirelessly – Step 3

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from iPod to PC with AutoPlay

Step 1. Connect the iPod (like iPod touch,  iPod nano, iPod classic, etc) to your computer with the iPod dock connector cable. Normally, the AutoPlay will launch automatically. If not, check if the iPod disk mode has been enabled.

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer

Step 2: Select “Import Pictures and Videos Using Windows” from the box.

Step 3: Click the “Import” button. A process bar appears.

Step 4: Wait as Windows imports your iPod pictures to the Windows Photo Gallery. The photo gallery program will launch when the import is complete. And then, locate your photos in the “Recently Imported” section of the program window.

Part 3: How to Transfer Photos from iPod to iMac/Mac Book Pro(Air)

You know that the old iPods can be used as a USB disk on Mac. So if you are using old iPods like iPod nano or iPod classic, you export photos from them to Mac computer directly with the steps below:

Step 1 – Connect your iPod to Mac computer.

Plug your iPod to computer with its USB cable > Double-click the icon of your iPod on your desktop to open it. Then you’ll see your files here.

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac – Step 1

Step 2 – Select and Transfer.

Select Pictures and open it > Open My Pictures > Select the photos you want to transfer > drag them to Mac.

How to Copy Photos from iPod to Mac – Step 2

How to Copy Photos from iPod to Mac – Step 2

For iPod touch users, you can use the built-in app like iPhoto or Photos on Mac to import photos from Camera Roll to Mac.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, no matter what mode of iPod you are using, and no matter what computer you are using, you can get one way to transfer photos from iPod/iPod touch to computer. Except for importing photos from iPod to computer, AnyTrans also can help you transfer Videos, Music, Notes, Contacts and other iOS data to computer for backup. Why Not Download and Try It Now >

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.