I can't reproduce the behavior you depict above on either my iPhone 4 or my iPad 2. You say you are just opening the image in the Photos view and it replicates or do you have to do something else like attempt to edit it?
If you go to the Photos.app on your iPad is there still only one instance of each image?
Are these images you synced over from your computer or are they in your camera roll?
Did they come from photostream?
Assuming the images aren't duplicated in the Photos.app, I'd suggest you turn your iPad off and on and delete and reinstall the iPhoto.app.
If the same thing occurs after removing and reinstalling iPhoto, I would think there must be something going on in the Photos.app which is in turn causing issues in iPhoto. Backup and restore your device: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414
Hope that helps.
Thanks, I have followed your suggestions and have managed to re-create the error
- The duplicates do not show in the iPad photos app, occurs only in the iPhotos app.
- Duplicates only show in the "Photo" section of iPhotos
- I uninstalled and re-installed the iPhotos app. After the app completes "Updating Photo Library" it shows the duplicates, but initially only 2.
- It duplicates only photos that are in the camera roll and a photo album.
- If a new photo gets added the the Camera Roll or the Photo Stream, the "Updating Photo Library" runs again and creates another duplicate. One for every time the update happens.
Looks like a bug in the software, possibly.
If it were a bug in the software it would be happening to me too or to the vast majority of iPhoto for iOS users. As its not, that means the issue is likely with some other item of data on your device.
If you have any other apps which access the contents of the Photos.app it might be worthwhile to uninstall them temporarily in case they are interfering. Once removed, power cycle the iPad and test again.
Backup and restore would be the next step: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414
I have now started the process of restoring my iPad. I have a feeling it won't help but lets see.
Just some feedback, I have been able to consistantly recreate the problem.
I uninstalled then reinstalled iPhoto. The duplicate files are removed, and then one duplicate is created the first time it opens. An additional duplicate is created for each update of the library.
Only pictures in albums are duplicated. If I remove all albums and reinstall, there are no duplicates. As soon as I add an album, then those pictures are duplicated. If I then remove the album the duplicates remain until I reinstall iPhoto again.
Strange thing is, this does not happen with all albums. I also changed the name of the album, but that didn't help.
Will see what happens after the iPad restore.
I have followed the full restore process on my iPad, reinstalled all apps.
Opened iPhoto and the problem still occures.
I can recreate the issue every time, as detailed above.
If I add a new album in photos app, then open iPhoto, those pictures will now be duplicated once. As soon as iPhoto does a Library Update, another duplicate picture will appear.
There may be something else causing this outside iPhoto, but there are too many photo apps on my iPad to investigate.
I think I will wait for Apple to find their bug and fix it.
I have iPhoto on an iPhone 4s. And an iPad 2 both with IOS 5.1
Only the iPad has this duplicating problem. I have deleted iPhoto and reinstalled,still duplicates. Reset the iPad,still duplicates. It seems to happen when an album is created..also happens with existing albums. My photo list is getting larger and no way to delete photos. It is tripling some photos. Photo list is 708 photos,iPhoto show 1453 photos!