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Erase imported pictures on iPad

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Michael Anderson12 Calculating status...
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Jun 6, 2012 3:15 PM

I have spend hour in trying to erase pictures on my iPad, which now is full of photos.

Very annoying. And no success.

 

Searching on different support forums do not give any clue.

One common advice is to erase the photos on my computer, and then sync.

Apart from being a awkward procedure (why make it impossible to erase pictures on the iPad directly?), the photos are not synced, they are imported from the cameras card directly into the iPad. No computer involved.

 

Another advice is to reset the iPac completely. Not an alternative, if I can avoid it.

But maybe I cant't? Maybe that is Apples way of thinking different? Come on...

 

How complicated can it be? Do I really have to reset the device, thus erasing everything, just to get rid of the imported pictures?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,720 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to Michael Anderson12)

    Aren't these photos in the camera roll on the iPad?

     

    Photos that were taken with the iPad or any photos in the camera roll, etc can be deleted directly on the iPad. If you are viewing the photo in full screen - tap the trash can icon in the upper right corner. While in thumbnail view- tap the arrow icon in the upper right corner - tap on the photos that you want to delete - and then tap - Delete - in the upper left.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,720 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to Michael Anderson12)

    I'm not sure what to do then. I was always under the impression that photos that are imported to the iPad from the CCK - whether from the camera itself or from a card - could be deleted directly on the device. If you delete the photos from these "specific albums", but they remain on the device - where then are they stored?

     

    This is one of the many discussions that I have read about deleting photos that were imported using the CCK.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3235355?start=0&tstart=0

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,220 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to Michael Anderson12)

    The links below have instructions for deleting photos.

     

    iOS and iPod: Syncing photos using iTunes

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236

     

    iPad Tip: How to Delete Photos from Your iPad in the Photos App

    http://ipadacademy.com/2011/08/ipad-tip-how-to-delete-photos-from-your-ipad-in-t he-photos-app

     

    Another Way to Quickly Delete Photos from Your iPad (Mac Only)

    http://ipadacademy.com/2011/09/another-way-to-quickly-delete-photos-from-your-ip ad-mac-only

     

    How to Delete Photos from iPad

    http://www.wondershare.com/apple-idevice/how-to-delete-photos-from-ipad.html

     

    How to: Batch Delete Photos on the iPad

    http://www.lifeisaprayer.com/blog/2010/how-batch-delete-photos-ipad

    (With iOS 5.1, use 2 fingers)

     

    How to Delete Photos from iCloud’s Photo Stream

    http://www.cultofmac.com/124235/how-to-delete-photos-from-iclouds-photo-stream/

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Stylent Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:30 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    Hey guys, I got this problem also and after some experimenting I found a simple solution.
    I got an iPad 3 and imported photos with the camera connection kit.

     

    1. Make an empty folder on your desktop with the same name as the album on your iPad.
    2. Open your itunes and plug-in your iPad.
    3. Start up itunes, go to your ipad and go to tab "Photos"
    4. There you can choose to sync your photos from iPhoto or you can choose a folder.
    5. Choose the folder option and select your empty folder on your desktop

    6. Sync it and you will see that your requested album is gone.

     

    note: the rest of your photostream photos are still on the iPad. So you won't loose them

     

    Hope that was helpfull.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Bart

  • Saramii Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to Stylent)

    Brilliant. Thanks.

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