The photos are stored on an iPod 80Gig. The original pictures were lost, after a computer refresh from scratch following a viral infection and crashes. I originally thought the photos could be easily retrieved using iTunes... After all, if I can understand and aceept I cannot copy on an arbitrary computer the songs I bought, I thought that restriction does not apply to my own photos. But iTunes did not let do that : if I sync the photos with a new local folder, iTunes tells me that the iPod photos will be trashed and replaced by the contents of the local folder. Hey, that's my own photos and I cannot reach them ?!? I need to buy a tool like Tansee or CopyTrans to extract private pictures from an iPod ? Apple, one word : FAIL... That's a superb advertisement for DVD Jon's doubletwist or Songbird...