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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)

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  • Cthoma007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a completely valid complaint. Just because you're not having the same issue don't make light of the fact that people are upset about this. We came here to get help and if you can't provide it then keep quiet.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    Cthoma007 wrote:

     

    This is a completely valid complaint. Just because you're not having the same issue

    He does have exactly the same issue as the Photo app does not allow anyone to delete photos sync'd from the computer.

    We came here to get help

    As noted elsewhere in this thread -

    Suggestions and feedback here -> Apple feedback

  • reedley1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday I could delete photos with a menu at the top, right of each photo, even if in an album.  Today, after syncing, the menus have all changed and it is not possible to delete individual photos from albums using the ipad only.  I really liked the feature of using the ipad independent of the computer, so this definitely compromises things for me.  It is annoying.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    "Yesterday I could delete photos with a menu at the top, right of each photo, even if in an album."

     

    Correct. As long as it was the Imported or Saved albums.

    You did not delete photos sync'd in Albums with iTunes because it has not been possible.

  • rossfrommelba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's been a fascinating and extraordinarily frustrating experience starting off using an iPad2 for photos.

     

    I fiinally managed to delete a pile of pictures that I didn't want on the beast - it involved Sync-ing, then cutting off the sync before it recopied the photos. That way I finally got them off the device (toy? gadget? gimmick?)

     

    Curiously, mine had previously decided to download to Pictures (the location where I don't want the pictures to be) of randomly chosen folders of images from my computer. And without being asked to.

     

    Then it decided it couldn't download to Pictures anything I did ask for - "no files to select" where there were plenty.

     

    Before that, it would delete my previously loaded pictures and replace them with the new ones I tried to add.

     

    Now I've bought two apps that I hope will solve the whole problem, by downloading using the apps, which also allows putting pics into folders (and naming folders) and deleting pics easily. And other useful things.

     

    As someone who's been using computers for decades, and used Macs for years at my workplace (though not recently) I'm VERY unimpressed with the iPad for photos. It seems to be designed as a larger screen ipod, meant for music, movies and facebook etc. Kiddie toy. Yes the screen and battery are great. Lots more to do to make it the tool it could be.

     

    I'll see if it has usefulness as a mobile digital photo frame for displaying my portfolios of photos - and if I find I prefer my old style, using a laptop, the iPad will be sold off and I won't be buying another one. Ever.

    Honestly, this has been like going back decades in terms of user unfriendliness.

  • sheinemann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have over 1000 photos on my iPad. All are organized into about 80 albums. To delete 1 photo I cannot not just go to the albym and delete the photo. I have to sort through every photo on the iPad. Sounds like Bill Gates designed the iPad.

     

    The iPad has to be the most poorly documented piece of technology out there.

  • lovetomatoes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    to delete ALL photos from the ipad go to sync photos, and when you are prompted to pick a folder, goto create new folder and pick that folder. it will be empty. then sync to that folder. since that folder is empty it will delete all existing photos on the ipad (except the ones you took with the ipad camera or downloaded from facebook, emails, etc - which you are able to manually delete)

     

    hope this helps

  • gypsyruminator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unsyncing and hitting the apply button worked to get rid of all pictures.  Solution is very un-apple like though.  I think Apple has had some problems turning iTunes from a single-focused money-making music management tool into an omni-media management system. 

     

    Something strange did happen when I initially went to remove a few images.  A little garbage can appeared in the upper right corner.  I tapped that and the selected image disappeared.  It never appeared again, but the red inactive delete button did.  I suspect a software glitch.  The red delete button must be intended to work, and, if and when it does, the iPad will be an excellent photo management device.

  • gypsyruminator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Above gave only partial answer.  Better answers in this thread.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (106,680 points)

    The delete button is only intended to work with photos taken with the iPad, copied to it via the camera connection kit, or saved from emails/websites etc. Synced photos are deleted by moving them from where they were synced from and re-syncing.

  • davidfromyellow springs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is what finally cleared my modest 381 picture collection from my iPad. Now I know to use PhotoMgrPro from now on to have control of my pictures. I will do my best to avoid my accidental merging of my iPhoto collections.

    lovetomatoes wrote:

     

    to delete ALL photos from the ipad go to sync photos, and when you are prompted to pick a folder, goto create new folder and pick that folder. it will be empty. then sync to that folder. since that folder is empty it will delete all existing photos on the ipad (except the ones you took with the ipad camera or downloaded from facebook, emails, etc - which you are able to manually delete)

     

    hope this helps

  • Makaleka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    David, what is PhotoMgrPro?

    lovetomatos, did this really work - did you try putting any of the photos back on and did ghosts of others you considered deleted reappear?

    I really want to a major revision of albums, and the iPad would be a handy tool to have at hand for reference while I work on my PC, but I've heard too many tales of wo to take this on without being really sure that I can remove photos from iPad.

    If photos can be effectively deleted, it would be helpful to have a summary of the valid points in this lenthy, intriguing discussion - seems like Apple could supply this - I used the link Apple put on here, and it just sent me to a global support site, taking me out of this discussion - I wonder if they did not just want to lead users out of this discussion which clearly reflects a problem they may not want to have discussed.

    Intuitively, I should think deleting the photo cache created in iTunes when photos are transferred to iPad would help prevent restoration of unwanted photos once they are deleted - anybody try this?

  • davidfromyellow springs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. This tip really worked. PhotoMgrPro is an app suggested upstream. It gives an alternative way to sync. Just bearly using it. Can't give much of a review yet. I have no ghosts.

  • tawaunna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!!  This was VERY helpful

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