6 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2010 2:42 PM by tntoofore
Snorkeler Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I just noticed that, when you go to copy or delete photos on the built-in photo app on my iPad, it prompts you to checkmark those photos you want to copy or delete. But then, tap the delete button, nothing happens!

What can I do about this bug?

iPad Wifi 64GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3), I'm a registered iphone developer
  • Jaspen959 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too. After reading the other replies for deleting photos on the iPad, apparently there's no practical way to delete synced photos. There's also no way to re-organize the pictures, as far as I can tell. This, IMHO, absolutely stinks. It's a grave limitation for the iPad.
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    It's hit or miss. I happened to try to delete three photos this morning. I check-marked three, but the Delete button only had (1) as the count showing on the delete button. Prior to that I was able to delete three; got the (3) count indicator on the Delete button. Not sure what the issue is.

    I'm thinking it could be the method the photos originally were saved into the Photos directory. Some I emailed to myself, others I downloaded from the Backgrounds app, yet others I used Air Sharing HD to transfer over. Will have to test out that theory.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
    As you've discovered, the Photo app is rather limited. There are two albums, Photo Library and Saved Photos. You can only delete from the Saved Photos album on the iPad itself. That's where photos from email and other sources go also. The only way to add or delete photos in the Photo Library is through an iTunes sync. That's the only way to reorder them also, although I'd have to look up again how iTunes sorts your photos (you can always manually sort them, albeit a tedious process).

    So until something better comes along, that's what we have on the iPad.
  • ArtyYeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    They really to fix this interface for deleting photos. This is one large gaping hole in the UI, very unlike Apple.
  • ArtyYeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Looks like for now, the best thing to do is to create a folder somewhere in your desktop computer, called ForMyIpad or something. Drop whatever photos you want into that folder. And, use iTune to import just that folder into your iPad.

    You are free to delete and add photos in that folder and the iPad will get synched.

    Don't use your photos working directories or pain will find its way to ruin your day.
  • tntoofore Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Just got my 3G: similar problem--brought over my Ipod album from the Imac--it had been rearranged prior to putting on the Ipod. On the Ipod, there is a general folder which keeps all the pictures in date order; there is also a second folder of the same pictures, but in the order I had rearranged them on the Imac. However, when I brought over this album from the Imac, through Itunes, to the Ipad, the pictures are only in the date order, not arranged the way I want, and how they are on the Imac. Since they are already rearranged the way I want them, but didn't come over that way, I'm at a loss as to how to do it on the Ipad.