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Photos app bug resurrects long-removed photos (related to PNG alpha)

4732 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2014 6:31 PM by Red savage RSS
  • musicallycrusified Calculating status...

    Even i seem to have the same problem. This is lame. Sucha big company not addressing such a critical security flaw.

  • Ramon Suthers Calculating status...

    That did the trick (IFunBox) I went to the photo data folder and deleted what was in the "Caches" folder as well as what was in the "Thumbnails" folder (Backed them all up to my computer first. Even deleted the configuration file). My thumbnails didn't show up, so I re-booted the ipad (Hold down power and home button until it resets) BINGO!


    I wanted to post this for people who may be looking for this in the future (Seems Apple neglects stuff like this)

  • AddisonMeow Calculating status...

    I had a similar situation. I am into photo editing and like to use transparent images for such editing in other apps. When I finally find and save the transparent image (which isn't as easy as it used to be on ios6) it 'resurrects' an old photo I've deleted from a while ago and uses it as the 'base' for the transparent image. It's frustrating. Ios6 didn't do that to me. I understand that photo editing should be done on more appropriate software but I'm staying within budget of a high school soon-to-be college student.  I don't know if there is an explanation or if there is maybe some way to fix it or even if they plan on fixing it. I am just really unhappy with it. My OCD kicks in.

  • Jlbugs Calculating status...

    I just encountered this problem on an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.0.4. I saved a transparent png to my camera roll and when I view the thumbnail for it, it has a long-deleted photo in the background. I'll add that it was particularly important for this photo to be gone, and it's upsetting to see that it somehow still existed somewhere.


    Please fix this - it is a BAD security issue.

  • QuintusPRE Calculating status...

    Wow! This is happening on both my iPad Air and my iPad Mini Retina.  I am using Paper and whenever you try to save to camera roll (with background colour turned off in settings), you see a thumbnail of a previously deleted photo.  When I click the photo to enlarge it, I see the picture for a second and then it goes black and the thumbnail appears at the bottom with the deleted photo as the background.


    This is a SERIOUS glitch.  Apple, please fix this!

  • gto49us Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was reported almost TWO YEARS AGO, under previous operating systems and older hardware. Since it continues to plague users, I'm afraid APPLE does not think this is a serious issue/problem!

  • Red savage Calculating status...

    I can bring back over 100 previously deleted photos Easley  by useing a photo editing app adobe touch for instance creating a png and then duplicating it 6 times , then I export all 6 png pics I created numerous times and when I open the camera roll I can see all 100 thumb nails of deleted photos (or how ever many png's I've exported) I did this not to long ago just to see how many and I think the number was around 150, before the png's stopped showing deleted images they just started showing black backgrounds. This I noticed back on my iphone 3s and threw to my 5s.

  • Kneil31 Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)

    Hold the home and power button down to restart. Also you can get Phone Clean which deletes the cache from your device.

  • Red savage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh I should say that I haven't sync'd my phone with iTunes yet,  I've had my 5s for about three weeks now, so the thumbnail glitch is the ios or memory of the phone that holds onto them not iTunes, I guess when I sync with iTunes the thumbnails will be there to.

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