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Siuseenyee Level 1 (0 points)
I know how to delete individual photos from iPad but does anyone know how to delete entire albums fro iPad? Thx!!

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Photos transferred from your computer to your iPad via the iTunes sync process cannot be deleted on or with the iPad, which includes an entire album. Photos transferred from your computer via the iTunes sync process are removed from your iPad in the same way - via the iTunes sync process.

    Do you manually manage photo storage on your computer, or do you use an app that is supported for syncing photos?
  • Siuseenyee Level 1 (0 points)
    I recently purchased the camera connection kit so am uploading photos directly onto iPad from my camera scan disk . Not doing any syncing from iTunes or iPhoto. So I figured out how to delete individual photos but not the entire albums. Do you know how to? Thanks for responding!!
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    You're welcome.

    You have separate albums available from the import done with the Camera Connection Kit, or are all photos that were imported stored in a single location?

    Regardless, you cannot delete an album with the iPad.

    If you use iPhoto for photo storage and management on your Mac, you can use iPhoto to import these photos followed by deleting the photos from your iPad after the import process is complete. Create a new iPhoto album or albums for the imported photos that you want available on your iPAd and transfer the iPhoto albums to your iPad via the iTunes sync process, which is selected under the Photos tab for your iPad sync preferences with iTunes.
  • Siuseenyee Level 1 (0 points)
    So basically the only way to delete whole albums is to do it via synching process on iPhoto. Otherwise it's just individual photos that can b deleted.
  • red555 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Correct. One at a time.
  • William Hamilton Level 1 (90 points)
    So, if I import 300 raw images from the Camera Connection Kit to the iPad, then wish to delete them from the iPad once I UL them to Lightroom, I have to do it one photo at a time? This is a serious problem and may cause the iPad's use as a remote storage device for camera photos to be in question.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    If Lightroom supports importing photos from a digital camera, it should include an option to delete the photos from the camera or from the camera's storage card after the import process is complete. If so, the same should apply after importing photos from the iPad with Lightroom.
  • Shadow99999 Level 1 (125 points)
    I just discovered the same limitation this weekend.

    I would like to copy photos to my iPad to browse them and back them up, but I prefer to import to Aperture from my compact flash cards (I have scripts that pre-process the photos / stamp GPS data / etc. and the scripts won't work if I directly import the photos from the iPad).

    After I successfully sync my photos from my flash cards, I would like to delete my "back-ups" from my iPad.

    It is a pain to have to do this by selecting each photo manually! Hopefully Apple will fix this in an update!!! (I've just sent feedback to Apple).

    It is slightly easier to delete photos by selecting the little arrow icon in the top right, and then clicking on the photos and pressing the delete button, but this is still painful. I tried various gestures to select all the photos, but none seemed to work.
  • William Hamilton Level 1 (90 points)
    Actually, it seems that Lightroom doesn't provide the provision to delete from the source once uploaded. I'm going to wander over to the Lightroom forums to see if I'm missing something.
  • e.f. Level 1 (0 points)
    I am searching for the same thing, i.e. quickly deleting multiple photos imported to iPad from Camera Connection Kit. iPhoto lets you see and select those photos on iPad, but not delete them. Best thing I've come up with so far is using Image Capture - you don't need to reimport and wait for delete prompt. You can Select All or drag and select multiple photos and then use the little Delete button on the bottom. AFAIK there is no way to do this on the iPad itself. Image Capture is very slow however reading photos from iPad through USB connection, much slower than my camera for some reason. Also I don't seem to be able to view photos by album, and Image Capture only displays photos imported directly to iPad (which can be convenient actually).
  • Agent Mckay Level 2 (230 points)
    Another work around would be to import pics to iphoto and delete from ipad after the import. You could then delete the imported pics from iphoto. An extra import but probably less tedious then deleting one by one from the ipad.
  • Kyrosho Level 1 (0 points)
    U can delete all the pics by Image Capture... Search this in spotlight!
  • Philippe Durand Level 1 (15 points)
    The best way to mass delete pictures I found :
    Open Image Transfert / Image Capture > select the pictures and hit the delete icon at the bottom. Still not ideal as you need to connect to a mac.

    Message was edited by: Philippe Durand
  • ptcmini Level 1 (0 points)
    By trial and error I found the solution that worked for me. In Itunes I went to Photos and chose an empty folder on my PC and it over-wrote the photo album that was on my iPad. The photos on my iPad were installed through iTunes to begin with and not the camera card accessory. Hope this helps.
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