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big questions about an iPod idea for photographer- help!

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g'day y'all.


{first post! - love the podcast by the way}


sorry for the long post- but i would love some answers and i want to explain fully what i am doing....

sorry also for the multiple posts...


I am a professional photographer down here in australia.

I use Mac's exclusively and i love my 60 gig iPod photo.

I use it for showing clients my work when i visit them at their houses/offices.

I just plug in the ipod with the av cables into whatever TV they have around and do a slide show-

I have pre-loaded a bunch of different albums and a bunch of different playlists, mix and match them to the clients taste... and bam-

they love it.

and i don't have to carry stacks of albums around etc.

I love it.


I now have a new concept i want to market to my new wedding clients.

I am really excited about it.

--get all your wedding pictures {about 300 to 400 of them} on your own new iPod!--


so that leads to a few questions:


a} would the new iPod nano - 4 gig - be big enough?

- is the iPod nano able to do a AV slideshow out to a TV?

b} would i be considered an apple reseller? {if so what's involved in that??}

c} how would i go loading the pics and some cleared music onto a new iPod from my computer and then giving that to another person-

how would they go if they hooked it up to their computer?

d} is this fantastic idea doable?

and what do i have to do for it??


thanks everyone.

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Your biggest problem would be the liability of you loading the photos:


1) How are the couples supposed to get the photos OFF the iPod?

2) What if the iPod is reset? What happens to the photos?


I think it's a cute idea, but you need to consider these hard issues.


- MT

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well, they would also be getting a CD/DVD with all the pictures on them.


my biggest concern is the clients being able to use the iPods with their own computers after i load their pictures and music from my computer...

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oh- and i know the new nano is not the way, i found out it doesn't do AV out.

so what iPod model is the go?

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I think it's a great idea and very do-able. Space-wise, the Nano would be fine but, without the AV out it poses problems. So, I think that puts you into the smallest Color iPod (20 Gb). You could load the Photos using iPhoto and music using iTunes. You could also put the actual files on the iPod using the Enable Disk Mode function. That way, customers have copies of the original files as well as the 'here you are' versions. They can either just use the iPod to show them (I think you'd need to include the AV cable. Make sure it's the one with RCA jacks since many TVs still don't have an S-Video input) or download to their own computers. You may have copyright issues with the music and, I'm not sure what kind of software they need to make the iPod work. Since you plan to give them a CD/DVD anyway, you could make a template Disk Image which includes the iPod software and then just drag the Pictures folder and Music files to it before burning. If it was me, I'd spend the $1000 or so to buy one of those giant Terabyte external drives to back up everything.

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