Those of us with Macs take for granted how easy it is to import pictures from our iPhones and iPods to our Macs – at least, once you’ve done it the first time. Things are a bit less obvious for iDevice owners running Windows:
Is there an easy way to move all the pictures from the camera roll [on my iPod touch] to my computer or an external hard drive?
Yes there is, assuming you have a 4th generation iPod touch with a camera. Plug your iPod into your Mac and launch iPhoto (if it doesn’t pop up automatically). That should recognize the iPod and give you the option of importing some or all photos into your library. Alternately you can use the Image Capture application in the Applications folder to transfer the photos and specificy any destination you like, including an external hard drive.
Yes, its the 4th Gen ipod touch. What if my laptop is an Dell running Vista? I know, it sucks. Its my only non apple product.
Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade to a Mac! ;) In the meantime, this Apple Knowledge Base article describes how to import your photos on Windows using AutoPlay capabilities with your camera (iPod) and either the Windows Photo Gallery (Vista, Win7) or the Scanner & Camera Wizard (WinXP), depending on which version you have.