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Deleting Photos from Camera Roll

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GWeith Calculating status...
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Jan 12, 2012 11:31 AM

How do I delete photos from camera roll after transferring them to an album.  The only choice is delete everywhere, which is not what I want to do.

iPhone 4
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,330 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to GWeith)

    Open Photos>Camera Roll, press the arrow button on upper right, tap the photos you want to delete, press the delete key.

  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (16,815 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to GWeith)

    Bring up the camera roll on your phone, hit the arrow in the right above corner, choose the photos to delete by touching them, hit delete to remove them.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,330 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to GWeith)

    First tap on Camera Roll to bring up thumbnail images of the pictures, then look at the upper right for the arrow.

  • MilkyMouse777 Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to GWeith)

    do you open your camera roll from pictures, or from the camera? Because if you open it from a camera, then there's no arrow in the right corner. You need to get there from pictures (or photos) I don't know how it is called in the english version of iOS. I mean that icon with a sunflower.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,330 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to MilkyMouse777)

    Look at the original post.  Open Photos (not camera), then tap Camera Roll, then look for the arrow in upper right.

  • bbgun007 Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to GWeith)

    I can't believe so many people read this and did not take the time to understand it.  I have the exact same problem.  Obviously we know how to delete a photo from the camera roll, or we would not see the message ""delete everywhere!"  The stangest thing to me, is if I send 10 photos to my phone at the same time through Photo Stream, half of them will be able to delete in the identified (normal) way and the other half come up with the message "delete everywhere" and if you do, it does and the photo is gone from every album it was in.  Very inconsistent behaviour.  AND, when I deleted the Photo Stream, I had the same inconsistent behaviour, some of my album photos disappeared with it and some did not - no rhyme or reason.  Can anyone help here with a well-thought-out answer?

  • lmaster Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to GWeith)

    How do you delete photo's from the photo stream then?  I can delete them from the camera roll but not photo stream?

  • bbgun007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to lmaster)

    To my knowledge, you cannot delete one at a time, but if you want to clear the entire Photo Stream, just go to Settings, Photos, and turn off Photo Stream, it will prompt you to delete the photos and then you can turn Photo Stream back on - when you go to your albums, Photo Stream is empty.

  • PlatnumK Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to GWeith)

    simpy put you can`t. The only around this is to import the required photo`s onto you computer and place them into a folder and import the folder into itunes and sync them to your iphone, after which you can delete them from the camera roll.  If you want to be able to delete the photo`s from then camera roll after being put into albums without importing them to your computer 1st then send feedback to apple here http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

  • Nosebridge Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to bbgun007)

    I have the same 2 issues

    1. It's people just don't read every word. They see how to delete photo And off they go...... Typing away the obvious as you pointed out in order to see the "DElete everywhere" one had to know how to delete.

    2. Still trying to figure out how to delete just the "Camera Roll" version of the photo CONSISTENTLY. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't (usually it doesnt).

  • Ronald Treiber Calculating status...
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    Apr 11, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to GWeith)

    Apparently you can't delete a single photo from the camera roll.  If you hit the delete button a pop box says, "this photo is used in an album. Do you want to delete it everywhere?"  The is no other option.  Apple really needs to improve on photo management.  It really stinks.  You can't even download a decent app for the iPad or iPhone.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to Ronald Treiber)

    Ronald Treiber wrote:

     

    Apparently you can't delete a single photo from the camera roll.

    Yes you can.

    If you hit the delete button a pop box says, "this photo is used in an album. Do you want to delete it everywhere?"  The is no other option

    Because the actual photo is in the camera roll and putting it into an album is simply a link to the photo in the camera roll.

    This way you do not have multiple duplicates of a photo if it is in multiple albums.

  • SmartAlicks Calculating status...
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    May 8, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to GWeith)
    1. Connect your apple device to your Mac
    2. Open the app 'Image capture'
    3. Select your device
    4. press keys 'Command + A' (to select all photos on your camera roll)
    5. Select the delete button
    6. Voila (add accent)...The photos have been deleted from your device's camera roll in mass
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