So, why does my computer think my iPod is a camera?

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  1. alexzander0

    alexzander0 New Member

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    Whenever I plug it in my comp says it's a camera. What's up with that?!
  2. jord

    jord New Member

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    its because of the images you save from the web, or the screen shots you take

    It;'s a 'feature' to give you easier access to those images you've saved while on the go.
  3. alexzander0

    alexzander0 New Member

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    Jeez. They could have told us that!
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    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    why???? i like the people to discover the hidden feature on there divices.!! it is like playing where is waldo in america.
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    alexzander0 New Member

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    I don't want to play "Where's waldo with my iPod!!! =(
    It's kind of like why I don't use chopsticks at asian restaurants.
    I'd rather eat than play operation. =)
  6. Shadowriver

    Shadowriver Active Member

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    iPod uses one of USB universal drivers by identification as camera, so it don't need special drivers to download pics.
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    Appstore 2.0 New Member

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    @everyone who answered this guys question

    Well, that's odd. Because my computer recognized my iPod as a camera as soon as i plugged it into a computer with 1.1.3 F/w. I don't even have pictures in my photos app and my computer still recongnizes it as a camera. So i think somehow, you're wrong.
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    what he said
  9. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    The iPod touch is being recognized as a camera, similar to a flash card, because it provides an effective way to retrieve any saved pictures/screenshots you have on your iPod touch, rather than having to SSH into the ~/Media/DCIM/999APPLE.
  10. Paul1242

    Paul1242 New Member

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    Similar to what others have said. Your pc recognises your ipod as a camera because of the images or the image access your ipod has, it cannot recognise your ipod touch as a external drive because apple has tries very hard to block that in attempt to users changing the files.

    Edit: Installing the correct drivers fixes this.

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