What are the exact types of photos able to be shown on the iPod touch?

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  1. tablecloth

    tablecloth New Member

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    I just tried to put on a photo and it crashed my computer. It was something like 721 x 721, a .bmp file. What filetypes work on the ipod touch?
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    tomboy New Member

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    Here's a link to the complete Apple iPod touch specs

    Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

    It sounds like the file is either corrupted or too big of a file for your computer to handle.

    What exactly were you doing when your computer crashed?
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    Complexis Retired Moderator

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    Sometimes if the file is too big in terms of dimensions or if it has some sort of watermarking, they will not be able to sync onto your Touch.
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    I was on Firefox. I had WMP open as well, I think. I don't want to try it again...
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    I have had even larger pictures on my iPod Touch. =/
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    Hi -- I wish that I had an exact answer -- but I have had my own non-slide "crash" to investigate !

    When I got my Pod home, I just grabbed the first 40 "Autumn + Nova Scotia themes" images off my hard drive. I did not check all details before hand, so roughly:
    - my images are abont 8" by 10" print size
    - I think that their pixel densities range from 72 ppi to 200 ppi
    - the largets is 2.5 meg
    - the smallest is 350K
    - aspect ratios are all a bit squarer than the Pod

    Now when loading, the Pod may rezize all images -- I have no idea. What I can say is that the 350K image looks the best and holds up when you finger-stretch it to 2x Pod screen size. So big images are not required for Pod viewing.

    But there must be some "best size" if you are planning to show slides on a wide screen via a component cables. Soon, I will try and that will be my final guide to sizing.

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