How to Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac OS X Efficiently without iPhoto?


iPod is a portable media player that features with well-suited ability for users to enjoy music and videos, as well as view and storage photos. If you have a big collection of photos saved in your iPod, you may desire to transfer photos from iPod to Mac in order to backup your treasured photos you took with your family and friends. Also it is a good way to clear space and speed up your iPod. But how to export such large amount of pictures from iPod to Mac? Don’t panic! This article would tell you an easy method.

Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac via iPhoto

1. Connect your iPod to the computer via USB cord.

2. Tick out the photos you want to transfer and click on Import Selected option to begin the file transfer.

(Note: Generally speaking, your iPhoto will be launched automatically when your iPod touch is connected to Mac. If not, launch iPhoto on your Mac, click on the "iPhoto" at the upper corner of your screen, go to "Preferences" > "General" > "General Setting Page" and finally choose iPhoto on the "Connecting Camera opens pop-up menu".)

Related: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhoto

Well, don't want to rely on iPhoto due to various reasons? Then, you need a third-party tool to help you transfer photos from iPod to Mac. Coolmuster iOS Assistant is specially designed for Mac users to backup iPod contents, including music, videos, photos, audio books, etc. from iPod/touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac effectively.

Download the free trial version of the iPod to Mac Transfer and see how it works from the guide below.

Solution: Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac without iPhoto

Step 1. Connect your iPod with Mac machine

First of all, connect your iPod device with your Mac machine via the USB cord and launch the installed Coolmuster iPod to Mac Transfer. After running the iPod tool, it will automatically recognize your plug-in iPod and show it on the device list.

iphone to mac transfer interface

Tips: All existing iPod models are supported by this software, such as iPod touch 8/7/6/5/4/3/2, etc.

Step 2. Preview & Select the photos you need

All your iPod contents will be displayed in categories in left panel. To export iPod pictures to Mac, just open "Photos" folder and you can see all photos in thumbnails one by one. You can preview these photos and select the photos you want to transfer to Mac.

Step 3. Start to Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac OS X

Navigate to the top menu and click "Export" button to transfer all the photos to your computer. Or you can click to mark the photos you want to export photos selectively. After you clicking the Export button, you will be desired to choose an output location on your computer local for saving the output photos.

Optional way: Transfer Photos from iPod to Mac with Preview

1. Link your iPod to the Mac computer with USB cable. and then launch Preview on your Mac.

2. Click File at the left corner of your screen and choose Import from your iPod.

3. Pick photos > click Import or Import All > Choose Destination for your iPod photos.

Now, just wait patiently for the process to get completed.


As you can see, the three ways all work for you to transfer photos from iPod to Mac and you can use iTunes to sync data from Mac to iPod easily. But this all-in-one Coolmuster iOS Assistant does much more, which allows you to easily and quickly transfer photos between iPod and the computer without any restrictions, as well as other files like contacts, messages, videos, documents and many more. It exactly makes up where iTunes falls short.

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