7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2012 11:31 AM by david657
david657 Level 1 Level 1

im having trouble accessing my pictures through itunes on a different computer to the one i originally took them from, can anyone help me to figure this out?


iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1
Reply by diesel vdub on Jun 14, 2012 11:09 AM Helpful

iTunes is not a photo management application, you'll never be able to access pictures via iTunes.

 

If the pictures are on one computer and you want to access them on a second computer, then copy or move them.  This is nothing to do with Apple or iTunes.

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Photo sync is one way - computer to iphone/ipad/ipod.

     

    Photos can be synced with one and only one computer at a time.  Sycning to another will erase the current photos.

     

    Copy your photos from your old computer, or your backup copy of your old comtuer, to your new one.

     

    The iphone/ipad/ipod is not a storage device.  It simply mirrors the selected content of your computer.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    iTunes is not a photo management application, you'll never be able to access pictures via iTunes.

     

    If the pictures are on one computer and you want to access them on a second computer, then copy or move them.  This is nothing to do with Apple or iTunes.

  • david657 Level 1 Level 1

    ok thanks that has helped is there a way through the pictures on windows or not?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    Copy or move the files.

    Put them on a USB flash drive, copy them over the network, put them on an external drive, email them to yourself.  The possibilities are endless.

  • david657 Level 1 Level 1

    i was thinking that its really annoying you can only delete streamed photos on the ipad and not ones that have been put on via a computer.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    To remove pictures synced via iTunes is very simple.

     

    If you simply want to remove one or two pictures, delete them from the folder that iTunes syncs to the iDevice.

     

    If you want to remove the entire folder, connect the device to the comptuer.

    Select the device from the left pane in iTunes.

    In the right pane select Photos (or Pictures, I forget how it's worded) and uncheck the option to sync Photos.

     

    This is the same way the pictures were placed on the device to begin with.

  • david657 Level 1 Level 1

    im using windows xp and i can't access my photos on itunes only what is on the computer, but i can on iphone 4s access everything.