17969 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2008 1:22 PM by jettyboy
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No, not that way. You can only delete the pics on import using iPhoto - and you're right, that's not the best way to do things either.
What I do - and takes a couple of seconds only - is reformat the SD card in my camera. Same result - the card is cleaned off and ready for use. How you do it depends on the what camera you have, but they all have the ability.
Aloha, I have found the easiest way to do what you are after is to set up Image Capture (located in your applications folder) to open when a camera/card is connected. You then have the option to view the photos, delete any you don't want and import them to iPhoto, or your desktop. I have a specific folder named downloaded pics which I send them to. You also have the option for Image Capture to erase card when finished importing. It is an extra step, but I have found it very helpful for not wasting space and not importing everything only to have to delete photos later. Hope this helps. JB