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Full Guide | How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Computer Without iTunes

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Are you still struggling to use the annoying iTunes to manage content on your iPod? Although it indeed helps you a lot. But the operations are very complicated, which may make you be a "deserter" at the very beginning. Luckily, you find this guide. It will recommend 6 ways to transfer photos from iPod to computer without iTunes. Let's begin to explore what these methods are and how to use them.

Method 1. Transfer All/Multiple Photos from iPod to Computer at Once

Applies To: PC and laptop running Windows 7 and later; Mac running OS X 10.7 and later

To copy pictures from your iPod (or iPhone/iPad) to your computer, you can use EaseUS MobiMover - free iPhone transfer software. It is easy and safe to operate. With this tool, you can get photos off your iPod either by item or by album based on your needs. Now, follow the guide below to transfer photos from your iPod to the computer in four steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPod to your computer (Mac, PC, or laptop). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, then choose "Phone to PC" and click "Next" on the screen. If you prefer to transfer photos from iPod to computer selectively, go to "Content Management" > "Pictures" > "Photos".

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Select "Pictures" to move photos from the iPod to the computer. You can also choose other supported data categories at the same time. MobiMover will export the images to your desktop by default. And you can customize the storage path as you wish. 

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from iPod to computer at a fast speed. You can back up your iPod through this way regularly. 

How to transfer photos from iPod to computer - Step 3

Other than photos, MobiMover also supports other categories, including videos, audio files, contacts, messages, books, and more. And this versatile tool can also enable you to:

Method 2. Get Photos Off iPod onto Computer with Windows Explorer

Applies To: PC or Laptop running Windows 7 and later

You can import the photos from your iPod Camera Roll to your computer via Windows Explorer. With this method, it's convenient for you to transfer all the photos from your iPod to the computer. However, if you prefer to copy pictures selectively, it will be time-consuming for you to choose the items. Besides, it doesn't allow you to get photos off your iPod by album. Even though, this method is a preferred option if you don't want to install a third-party tool.

Step 1. Unlock your iPod and connect it to your PC/laptop. When a prompt pops up on your iDevice asking you whether to trust this computer, click "Trust."

Step 2. Open "This PC" on your computer, go to [your device name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM." Your photos will be sorted into different folders by month.

Step 3. Choose to transfer the whole folder or some specific items from iPod to your computer according to your needs.

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Method 3. Import Photos from iPod to Computer via Photos

Applies To: Computer running Windows 10

On computers running Windows 10, there is the Photos app that helps to transfer photos from iOS device to computer. Learn how to do it from the steps below. (You can also use the Photos app on Mac to get photos off your iPod onto Mac. Read the post about how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac for reference.)

Step 1. Unlock your iPod and connect it to your computer.

Step 2. If a prompt appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, click "Trust."

Step 3. Open Photos on your Windows 10 computer, click the "Import" button, and choose "From a connected device."

Step 4. Then Photos will load all the photos and videos on your iDevice. When it has finished, you can choose to transfer all photos or just copy some pictures from your iPod to the computer.

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Method 4. Copy Photos from iPod to Computer via iCloud

Applies To: Mac, PC, laptop

With the help of iCloud, you can sync photos from your iPod to other devices on which iCloud is available, whether you have installed iCloud on your computer or not. (This method is applied on PC with the iCloud control panel. If you haven't installed it yet, go to the post about how to download iCloud photos to PC to learn how to copy photos from your iPod to the computer via iCloud.com.)

Step 1. On your iPod, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos" and turn on "iCloud Photo Library."

Step 2. On your computer, open the iCloud control panel.

Step 3. Click Options next to "Photos" and check "iCloud Photo Library."

Step 4. Turn on "Download new photos and videos to my PC."

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By doing so, your iPod photos will be synced to your computer automatically while connected to Wi-Fi. This method can meet your need if transferring all photos from iPod to your computer is what you want.

Method 5. Add Photos from iPod to Computer via AirDrop

Applies To: Mac

For Mac users, AirDrop is another alternative method to add photos from iPod to a computer. Before using this method, you need to check your device version. It requires that iPod runs iOS 6 or later, and Mac runs OS X 10.5 or higher to use AirDrop. Check the detailed steps below.

Step 1. On your iPod, head to "General" > "AirDrop" and click "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" to share photos.

Step 2. On your Mac, open the Finder, and click "Go" > "AirDrop." Tap "Allow me to be discovered by:" and toggle it to "Contacts Only," or "Everyone."

Step 3. In the Photos app, select the photo that you want to add to your Mac, and tap on the "Share" button. Find your Mac ID and click "Send."

Step 4. On your Mac, a notification will pop up and remind you of a file sent to you. Tap "Accept" to download the file or "Open in Photos" to see the shared photo in the Photos app.

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Method 6. Share Photos from iPod to Computer via Email

Applies To: Mac, PC, laptop

The last method recommended here is to email the photos to yourself. If you want to share a few photos from your iPod to your computer, you can apply this method.

Here's how:

Step 1. Go to the "Photos" app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select the photos you'd like to transfer to your computer and then tap on the "Share" button.

Step 3. Choose "Mail" and send an email to yourself.

Step 4. Open the email on your computer and save the photos to it.

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The Final words

As you can see, other than iTunes, there are also many other methods you can choose from to transfer photos from your iPod to your computer. You don't need to suffer the laborious operations of iTunes anymore. Just pick the methods that suit your needs to transfer any photos from your iPod to your computer. These methods are also applied to import photos from iPhone or iPad to the computer.

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