Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 9:50 AM (in response to JerryConnr)
This should be so embarrassing to Apple that they haven't fixed this simple request yet. Wow.
There is no need to fix what is not broken. Please read the previous post.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to Not Studios)
Agreed, gross oversight in aperture. Here are the 2 solutions I use....
1) Delete using ipad: Open camera, click "share" icon on top right, now click and hold with TWO FINGERS. Once the blue section checkmark appears, you can now drag your two fingers to select multiple photos at once, and delete them all together.
2) Delete using mac: Described multiple times in thread. Open image capture, select photos, hit delete...
Best of luck! Hopefully aperture fixes this soon....
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 9:44 PM (in response to Not Studios)
Not Studios wrote:
Easy as pie!
I download iPhone image files to a folder using Bridge. (I think it does not matter how you do this.)
After I have comfirmed that my image(s) are in the folder (or in your case in Aperture), open Preview.
Click on "File". Go down to "Import from XXXXX's iPhone". In the window which opens select the images you wish to delete. At the bottom of that window the is a red "Delete selected items". Click it and wait fro process to finish.
Images are gone!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to Gerald Gifford)
Interesting....I'l try both Image Capture and Bridge workflow solutions mentioned here.
My desire is similar: Looking for a way to have the selected images from IPhote to be automatically deleted after they are imported into Aperture.
Like many others, "I tend to use iPhoto as my first point of culling images, so that the only images I have in Aperture have already passed an initial selection process prior to adjustment."
And it would be nice to have them automatically deleted.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to Not Studios)
I am quite baffled at this behavoir as well. I just want all my iphone pictures to automatically import to aperture and then delete off the iphone.
Is anybody aware if you can use Automator to automatically perform these functions (import to aperture, delete after import)?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to drummerjoe)
drummerjoe, et. al. -
#1. On another thread this Automator action was posted: http://www.yarhammer.com/ApertureImport
I haven't tried it yet; the full thread is at: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11510151#11510151
Maybe this will lead to a solution, or someone pick up the trail from here and make it all work.
This early morning I DID try Image Capture --- again --- and it seems like it SHOULD work without the need for an Automator action (see pic)
The 'workflow' is to first set the Dropdown menu on the far right (Import To:) to Aperture.app
Then check the box on the far left: Delete after import.
Alas, my AM efforts to try this for the first time did not suceed. As you may notice the checkbox for 'Delete after import' is grayed out (obvious Problem #1)
But maybe the thread link I posted here might have info on that.
Image Capture has to first be set as the Preference for doing imports...which can be done in iPhote Preferences -- Image Capture can also have some problems, like not recognizing the iPhone or camera, or always insist on scanning (if you have a scanner connected). Info on that -- and how to solve it -- here at: http://easyel.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/solved-mac-osx-image-capture-does-not-rec ognize-iphone-anymore/
On the positive side I did discover that Image Capture has a little more power than I thought, for example an Automator Workflow can be made/declared as a plug-in for Image Capture, so in that Drop-down menu it can be accessed.
I also discovered that another annoyance I have with imports -- the names of the photos -- might be able to be improved, photos renamed and a few other things done with companion programs that will work in synch with Image Capture.
My goal would be to get the list of photos I want to import, rename them, then send them to Apeture and have them deleted.
Finding out now why that checkbox for 'Delete after import' is grayed out will be my next step.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to SierraDragon)
Sorry, SierraDragon, but I disagree with your disagreement (post of 23rd Sept, 2011). What is wrong with a dialog coming up and offering the option of deleting the images just imported?
Of course, if Apple wanted to make Aperture REALLY smart, they could do the following:
1. Provide a preference for prompting for deletion after importing. This could default to on, but with a checkbox in the dialog saying "Don't prompt me again".
2. Provide a further preference for automatically backing up all imported images to a selectable second location before they get deleted.
3. Add a button on the border of the window, like the Image Capture button, to enable you to delete any image from the card whether it has been imported or not - very civilised in my view. They should also add it to iPhoto - why in the world is such sophistication limited to Image Capture?
Any objections to these suggestions?
Note also the volume of people who have come here to request this feature. Why in the world should it be necessary to jump through hoops just to do what most people want to be able to do quickly and easily - clean up the memory card from a nice computer display within the application which you have just used to import the images.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 2:28 AM (in response to 60wpm)
Well that's just wonderful news. The only thing is that for the life of me I can't see how this is provided for in the UI. When I import images I certainly don't get the option afterwards to delete them. I have checked in Aperture Preferences (in the Import tab and in all the other tabs just in case) and I can't see a relevant option to enable this behaviour. There is no "delete" button that I can see in the Aperture Import window. If you add the "Move to Trash" button to the toolbar with "Customise Toolbar..." it is greyed out when you select an image in the Import window. I have scanned all the menus without any joy. If you right-click an image in the Import window there is no contextual menu at all. These are all the ways in which I can imagine the facility could be implemented.
So where is this facility hidden?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to ncollingridge)
OK, I have now discovered why i was not getting this option.
For some reason (poor logic on the part of the programmer I guess), if you import by dragging the images from the Import window to an album (as I do) then after it finishes importing all that happens is you get a small dialog saying that the images have been imported - no option to delete.
If however you use the alternative approach of checking the checkboxes for the images you want to import (a somewhat fiddly business) and just importing them into the library, without putting them directly into an album, you DO get the option to delete the images.
This does not seem to me to be a consistent approach to this feature - however you choose to import the images you should get the same ability to delete them if you choose to do so.
Despite this I thoroughly welcome the implementation of this option; I just wish it could have been more consistenly implemented!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 2:48 AM (in response to ncollingridge)
Also, why not just put a delete button somewhere in the Import window like is provided in Image Capture? There are many times when I want to delete images without importing them first (obviously bad shots, mis-triggers etc) and the simple addition of a delete button would be a great benefit here.
The same applies equally to iPhoto - why provide this facility in Image Capture but not in all other applications that support Importing images from cameras and cards?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to ncollingridge)
@ncollingridge - It's good that you seem to now be able to use this better workflow, just added.
It did take a long time for this somewhat 'common sense' feature to appear but: The world is not Perfect. & computer hardware and software goes through tremendous evolutions and improvements.
Lots of people have lots of opinions on how things should be done: in dozens and dozens of countries and dozens of languages so we can't expect that 'our way' might be the only way, or the best way and instantly adapted by busy people trying their best.
Rome wasn't built in a day and the goal is not to redesign every building to suit ourselves but be able to get from Here to There with a reasonable workflow.
Things are now better.
The 'other solution,' if you don't like something is to try a different product; I've done that -- but I've also have seen Apple improve their products year after year.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to 60wpm)
Don't get me wrong - I'm a lifelong Apple advocate (for 28 years and going strong) and there is no likelihood I will abandon the Macintosh and its software in favour of something else which is overall not as good. But I always say that nothing is perfect, even the Macintosh. However in my view there is nothing wrong with aspiring to perfection.
This little feature issue is a good example of this. There are many little features that seem trivial in themsleves but taken together add up to a product that is so much more pleasurable to use than the competition. To some degree that is why people love their Macs - it's the attention to detail compared with the competition.
Deleting images in the camera or on a memory card is such a trivial feature, but it is a feature that makes ones life so much easier every time you import images. I am very grateful that it has now been implemented, but there is still a little way to go until it is perfected. This is not a problem - I will happily wait until they get it right - but I don't see any problem with mentioning how in my view it could be improved.
On a side note I would like to heartily applaud one of the things that they have addressed very successfully and which is to me a big step forward - the ability to share libraries between iPhoto and Aperture. Wonderful!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to ncollingridge)
https://discussions.apple.com/people/ncollingridgeDon't get me wrong -- Forums (& Apple Feedback) are the appropriate places to look for solutions, better ways of doing things, resolution of difficulties, suggestions for improvements.
But I was wondering about the general 'tone of the times,' where it seems a single good word can't come out of many people's mouths.
With Apple, I have an unresolved 'gripe.' -- I also have questions about 'product development -- but I also know and feel they make computer products that I greatly enjoy using.
Like you expressed (above) Apple has " product that is so much more pleasurable to use than the competition. To some degree that is why people love their Macs - it's the attention to detail compared with the competition."
And they make improvements to exsisting software and products that are "Wonderful!"
For many people, though, they can't see or accept such obvious good work and all they have is criticism; it seems to be the prime mode of conversation for almost all our news and politics, etc. and if you express liking something someone else seems to feel the need to tear it down.
Perhaps I was reacting a bit to such tendencies in our modern times.
Constant criticism doesn't build the world; in fact they build nothing. While Apple, obviously -- obviously -- has aimed to make some of the best personal computer products in the world; like BMW (and others) really take pride and produce some of the best cars in the world.
I don't 'get' the constant mockers of Apple...they're like people standing on a street corner mocking BMW (and other fine cars) as they drive by. Why don't they just get a car (or computer) they like?