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Not Studios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 4, 2010 10:20 AM
I cannot figure out a way to delete photos from my iPhone after successfully importing them into my Aperture 3 library. This is crazy. Why isn't there a way to delete them other than:

a. going into my iPhone and selecting them one by one and deleting.

b. importing into Aperture, then importing into iPhoto, then delete and eject card when prompted, then delete the new album out of iPhoto.

c. import from image capture every time and have image capture delete after import

I can't think of a reason that this has been excluded from Aperture and even Aperture 3 still doesn't have it. I understand that there are proper ways to reformat a memory card after importing, but iPhone for example doesn't have it's own way of doing that. Please please somebody help. I love Aperture. This however is crazy to me. Why doesn't Aperture support 'delete and eject card'? Even the manual says it is supported. Please help thank you.
Macbook Pro 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 GB ddr2 ram 512 mb dedicated vram 500gb 7200 rpm internal hd
  • pszaro Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    Perhaps you can create an AppleScript to run when the import is complete. You can select the Action in the import settings to have it run automatically.
     MacPro w/ 24" Display , Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • markmal Calculating status...
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    Nov 6, 2010 2:49 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    having the same problem and frustration. did you ever find a solution to this?
    iMac / iBook / iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Jugglist312 Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:02 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    Same deal here.

    I'd expect it to be the same as iPhoto - an option to delete imported photos. It already does it for imports from a card.

    Come on, Aperture devs!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.6GHz
  • iCoco Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Feb 4, 2011 7:51 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    After having migrated to Aperture 3 from iPhoto, I just stumbled over this issue, too. So I'd like to join the chorus and ask for this delete-after-import feature. iPhoto can, so why can't Aperture 3? It's more than annoying to have to delete the photos manually from iPhone after import into A3.
    iMac 24" | PowerBook 12" | Cinema Displ 20" | TimeCapsule | iPod | tv | iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • kbacon Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 4, 2011 9:31 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    I completely agree. How could this feature be left out. It is essential and should be added immediately. I won't hold my breath, however, as Apple does what they want when they want.
    MacBook Pro 15 inch 2.66 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 11, 2011 10:14 AM (in response to Not Studios)
    Has anyone solved this yet? I just imported 86 photos from a photo walk I took using my iPhone. I imported them into Aperture but I can't find the option to delete them after importing.
    2.53 ghz Mac Mini (4 gigs of ram). iPhone 4. 2nd gen AppleTV., Mac OS X (10.6.6), I heart my Apogee Duet.
  • Jugglist312 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to Jalpuna)
    Well, the workaround is either deleting them one by one on your phone, or if you open the Image Capture program on your mac, you can Edit->Delete photos from the phone that way. Either way, it's some extra steps that need to be in the app itself.

    I'd love to see this in Aperture.

    PS - I feel like berating the Aperture devs probably won't help us get this feature in. Let's just all keep asking nicely...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.6GHz
  • AppleZilla Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Feb 11, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to Jugglist312)
    I suggested the 'delete after import' functionality last night through 'Provide Aperture Feedback' in Aperture last night.

    I just moved from iPhoto to Aperture and was shocked that I did not have that option.
    32GB Black iPhone 4+3.06GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro 8GB - 500GB@7200 - Antiglare -, Mac OS X (10.6.6), - I want .mac back as an email option for MobileMe.
  • Pres Nevins Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Feb 11, 2011 8:00 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    I just sent Aperture feedback too. It's a bizarrely basic feature to be missing.

    I suppose actual pro users have some other workflow to handle this, so it's never been a big deal for them. But like many others I got in after Aperture's price dropped for the Mac App Store, so as a former iPhoto person it just feels weird.

    In the meantime I import with Aperture like before, and then launch Image Capture and delete from there.

    Hopefully they'll figure out that a lot of former iPhoto users are now using Aperture and add this feature into the mix.
    Mac Pro (early 2008) / MacBook Air 11" (2010), Mac OS X (10.6), (...and fond memories of an Apple ][+)
  • iCoco Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 12:40 AM (in response to Not Studios)
    Just sent Aperture feedback to Apple, too. I guess, the more people ask for it, the sooner Apple will listen. It's ridiculous that this very basic feature is missing.
    iMac 24" | PowerBook 12" | Cinema Displ 20" | TimeCapsule | iPod | tv | iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • garage band guitar Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to Not Studios)
    This is my work around: following a successful import into Aperture I open iPhoto and load them into that app. Then I choose to delete the photos off my iPhone. I then delete all the photos in iPhoto.I know this is a convoluted way of doing it and it ****** me off as well but it sure beats deleting scores, if not hundreds of photos one at a time.
    MacPro (The Octo-Mom), Mac OS X (10.6.6), Early '08 (Nehalem)
  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to garage band guitar)
    There's a much easier way - though it's still annoying.

    After importing into Aperture, open Image Capture. Select them all in Image Capture and click Delete. Done. It's annoying but it's much faster and easier than reimporting and deleting in iPhoto.
    2.53 ghz Mac Mini (4 gigs of ram). iPhone 4. 2nd gen AppleTV., Mac OS X (10.6.6), I heart my Apogee Duet.
  • dw152 Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to Not Studios)
    +1

    I switched to Aperture last Fall, and since then I have almost 200 photos on my iPhone that I've accumulated but could never figure out how to delete. I was sure that Aperture should have this feature so I kept looking for it. Finally I found this thread.

    BTW, I would never have figured out how to do this with Image Capture; in fact, I didn't even know this app existed. So thanks for that tip!

    Nevertheless, this seems like a pretty fundamental feature that Aperture should have.
  • Chris Tabarez Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to Not Studios)
    Same deal with the iPad. I have used some iPad applications to edit some photo's. They import just fine, but they cannot be deleted from the iPad after the import process.

    Thanks for the tip on Image Capture. It works just fine..

    I hope they fix this problem soon. If they market Aperture as a better solution than iPhoto, it should be a better solution. This is a key way in which I use any photo library application.
    AEBS, Mac OS X (10.6.6), With iPhone iPad
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